Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB+
- Clubs & ActivitiesB+
- Health & SafetyB+
- Resources & FacilitiesB+
Bow High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bow, NH. It has 654 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
Bow High School Reviews
I am currently a senior at Bow High School. The school's curriculum is very advanced, which intensely prepares our students for future education. The teachers are very caring and love the subjects they teach. Our school offers many opportunities, such as traveling trips to foreign countries, academic support classes, and our unified sports is integrated all throughout the school. However I would like to see some students become more involved in their academics since our school is very extracurricular based. We thrive in sports across the board and there are clubs that I've never heard of but, some students aren't excited to learn academically. Overall, Bow High is an open-minded, evolving school.
I could not have asked for a better high school experience at Bow High School. Even from its conception less than 30 years ago, Bow High School has been home to exemplary staff and teachers, some of which qualified to teach at the collegiate level. Bow is also home to a number of opportunities not typically available to the average high school student, largely in part due to the school system's progressive approach to education. Nestled between Boston, the White Mountains, and coastal New Hampshire, Bow High School is in a prime location for education, as the school is less than an hour away from many "hubs" for learning. My experience at Bow High School was like no other, and as a result, I've learned that I am better prepared to pursue a career and a college degree than students who hadn't gone to Bow High School.
While the education and teachers are well above average, the social environment at BHS is just horrendous. If you're not from the town and grew up there, you're immediately excluded and judged even more then everyone else already is. Many of the students know nothing about taking accountability for their actions and the school doesn't do anything about that either. Everything is just a warning and no one is held accountable. I wouldn't send my child there even for the education if it meant putting them through the social torment.