James Bowie High School
- SIMMS, TX
grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade B minus
- College Prepgrade C+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Health & Safetygrade B+
- Administrationgrade C
- Sportsgrade B
- Foodgrade B minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B
James Bowie High School is a public school located in SIMMS, TX. It has 164 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
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Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
40%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 5 responses
40%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 5 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
- Maud games!38%
- That's is a small school. They are like family.25%
- i do not like this school.13%
- Pep rallies13%
- the weekend13%
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 6 responses
67%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 6 responses
83%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 6 responses
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Teachers in First/Second Year
63%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 8 responses
88%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 8 responses
75%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 8 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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Expenses Per Student
$10,067 / year
43%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 7 responses
43%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 7 responses
71%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 7 responses
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James Bowie High School Reviews
Rating 3.92 out of 5 72 reviews
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James Bowie ISD deserves all the credit for my accomplishments. Throughout, the year the teachers and student administrators have strived to push students, including myself, to try new things. Freshman year of high school it was recommended to me that I engage at the idea to take an ag class for one semester to see how I liked the program. Now my senior year and I am the sentinel of the Simms FFA chapter and the recipient of many 1st place rewards from many different FFA activities. I'm on several teams also part of The National Honor Society Organization. Without James Bowie ISD and its staff, all of the things I have accomplished would not have been possible. To say the least, the motivation put forth by the staff is by far my favorite thing about my school. If I was to change anything at all, I would add an open study hall or free period once a week for students to catch up on classwork or shop work.
My overall experience was okay. I absolutely LOVED being in the choir department, however, Bowie favored the sports department way more than the fine arts department; which is very disappointing and effected the fine arts department. Majority of the teachers were pretty great with teaching, although, there was some teachers that I questioned on how they got hired because they wouldn't/didn't teach. Bowie also kept saying how they were highly against bullying, but never really actually take bullying serious. Bowie definitely did show favoritism among students.
Bowie is a fun environment probably not the safest or mist educational and we kinda suck at sports but hey that doesn’t have anything to do with me. I’m just writing this to qualify for scholarship money you know how it be. It’s a lot going on in the the world right now but remember BLACK LIVES MATTER. Police choose to become an officer they know when they sign up ghat their job is to protect and serve and that can be dangerous we know cops lose their lives it sadly is part of the job. That doesn’t mean I think cops should just be killed but neither should African-Americans we didn’t choose to be born black and we shouldn’t be pre-judged because of the color of our skin. It honestly makes no sense that situations we were exposed to such as poverty, drugs and other horrific things we should be stereotyped as being threatening. We had to survive in hard conditions which made us angry, frustrated, and just reckless. But not all of us and we shouldn’t be pre judged.