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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bowie High School is an above average, public school located in Arlington, TX. It has 2,653 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Bowie High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1090
405 responses
Average ACT
23
85 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$58,502
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$997
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.72 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.72 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 325 responses
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  • Football Games
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Hollywood Bowl
    8%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Mr. and Mrs. BHS
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,653
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.83 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.83 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.83 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,981
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.113 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.113 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.113 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,377/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.124 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.124 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.124 responses
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Bowie high school has mostly great teachers, they truly care about their students! The administrators such as assistant principals, and district boards seem as if they do not care for their students needs, but rather they cater to their own needs. The school also has a tendency to create useless rules, that are ineffective and are only enforced on some students. The school lunches look like prison food, and the resources are often broken and/or hanging on by its last legs. Overall the education is average, but the upper level staff lack care for their students.
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Something that makes Bowie High School outstand others schools, is the bond that the students and administrators create. We all become one strong, happy, loving, family, regardless if you're Native American, White, Hispanic, Asian, Short, Tall, Skinny, Fat, Funny, Quiet, Loud and etc. When it comes to coming together and bonding, it becomes easy. Everyone is there for each other, they all understand each other, they all help each other, and above everything they don't leave anyone behind, everyone succeeds together. Personally I wouldn't want Bowie High School to change anything, we're all one big happy family. And that's what makes Bowie High School special.
Bowie is a place that I can call home. It has supportive teachers who I have seen been very hands on and interested in their students well being. I have also seen some teachers being laid back or some counselors being rude and not wanting to help their student succeed. James Bowie High School's culture is amazing. The diversity is astonishing with so many people from different backgrounds being able to communicate with each other and collaborate. The clubs and after school events are so plentiful and there are so many opportunities to better the school, the students, and the community around us all. We've seen a gamer club open up, a Spanish club being run, an Asian Student Association pop up. There are so many class options for students to choose from which is a great choice to make. The tennis courts though are falling apart and they need some funding to get better. Other sports get so much more funding but tennis gets so little. The coaches in all sports are great all around.