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P O Box 9
Simms, TX 75574

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(903) 543-2219
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October 18, 2012
Great school, great spirit, amazing educators, and an awesome administration and school board. I am a graduate of James Bowie and I am now working on my Masters in Education. There is no doubt that I would love to return to JB as a teacher and invest in the schools already bright future. The students there have so much potential, but so many of them don't see it because they think to themselves "well i'm just an ol Simms boy, college isn't for me." The thing is that higher education is available for everyone no matter who you are or where your from, and that's what we need to get into these kids heads. In the past five years the administration has really stepped up and made some great changes. I hope they keep up the good work.

- submitted by a community member

May 19, 2010
i went to school at James Bowie from first grade till third. There's just something about that school that sticks with you! I'd love to get back down there someday and have a look around. As i remember it, school spirit was huge back then! I loved being a pirate then and am still proud of my days at James Bowie!

- submitted by a community member

March 07, 2008
Our school is dull... We no longer have any pride and some of the teachers are too noisy and never stick to their own classrooms! I think that some of the rules are violateing our right of Freedom Of Expression! If a guy wants long hair or a earing, then let him wear it! Its not the school's life... its our life that our parents pay for... not them! I understand the fact of respect, but you have to give some in order to earn some! Not-to-mention the fact that us Jrs. have lots of good ideas but our sponsers refuse to hear us out! So for a warning, if you have ideas... save time because they arn't going to listen!!!

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2008
I think the Ag program is the shining star of this district. It is by far tops in the whole county and probably one of the strongest in the state. More students are successful in this program than any other on campus. It all starts with their teachers. I don't know what they make but it ought to be higher than most. This Ag program puts others to shame. My kids went through this program and are better people as a result. They teach real life skills that last a life time. Overall it is a great district. Small enough to care but big enough to provide a good education. Good administrators, good teachers, safe environment and great kids!

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2007
To clarify a few things this district has the lowest tax rate of any K-12 school in the county. We maintain one of the highest graduation percentages in the region 8 area. Our technology level is well above average. Our administration and faculty are caring trained professionals that do a superb job in preparing our children for the next stage of their life. Bo Rogers Proud Parent and School Board Member

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2007
My children enjoy this school. We moved here about 10 years ago, and I have never felt so welcomed. The teachers are great. They know the students, they are on top of things. I appreciate them. As far as not agreeing with all of the things the professionals in their field do, we haven't walked a mile in their shoes either. There are a lot of good teachers at James Bowie.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2007
The students here are outstanding. Unfortunately the administration and school board is a joke. It is a shame that such great students can't have the best qualified teachers and are being held back. The TAKS scores are less than desirable. Alot of negative publicity because of the actions of people who are supposed to be in charge and 'be professionals' in their field. A very high tax rate for such a small country school. The money is definitely not going toward hiring the best qualified teachers. This school needs a house cleaning starting at the top.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2007
Extracurricular activities are awesome for a 1A school. Lots of areas for student and parent involvement. Constantly striving to improve educational envionment to serve students better. My experience is that the leadership teams REALLY want your child to succeed. If they go into the military, maybe it's because thats all the PARENT expects of the child. It's not up to the teachers to raise our children. We must be active and interested what they choose to be active and interested in. I love the genuine concern for the community as a whole that is found there.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2006
Great environment. Moral and ethical teachers, administrators. Students who are willing to learn will be well prepared for college. The counselor is very helpful in getting students and parents the information and forms needed to get aid or scholarships to great colleges.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2004
No school spirit, teachers do not seem to care what grades are made by students. Most student go off to the military for a career.

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James Bowie High School
P O Box 9, Simms, TX  75574
(903) 543-2219
Last modified James Bowie High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Bowie High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top