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Bowie High School4

Arlington, TX | Tarrant County

January 8, 2015

This is one of the worst schools ever. All of drugs, gangs and fights. The students are out of control. You will be bullied at this school.

Submitted by a student

November 23, 2014

I am grateful that Bowie has staff that love to communicate to parents. They keep us informed and updated on all areas of our children's development , growth and educational environment.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2013

Bowie is an excellent school. It is full of diversity. it could improve by having a veterinary classroom/course. I love the teachers and the counselors.

Submitted by a student

June 19, 2013

I graduate from this school about 3 weeks ago. Class of 2013 baby! Anyways, this school is great. There are numerous extra curricular programs and clubs that are just great. Going to this school for the past 4 years I've witness James Bowie getting better and better. With the new principle bringing back old tradition like power puff football games is great. For the most part faculty and staff are great. Although some could get another job. But overall good school. Sometimes I do wish this school would have more school spirit activities. I feel like in a couples of years or so this school will be the best in the metroplex.

Submitted by a student

May 16, 2013

I am a Junior at Bowie High School, this is (to me) one of the best and most safest high schools to be at. I've seen a lot of students and a few friends graduate early and already are getting started on their careers. Bowie can sometimes be a bad school, but its how the students get treated. A lot of stealing and drugs but what place isn't going to have that. We're teenagers trying to make the best choices we can. Bowie is okay.

Submitted by a student

September 22, 2012

Great School alot of stereotypes from outside of the school but you cant judge a book by it cover. These Halls within the school are the best in Arlington.

Submitted by a student

March 4, 2012

Awesome school! It has a wide range of extracurricular activities that you can participate in and great students and teachers.

Submitted by a student

October 18, 2011

This school is just ghetto, take out the rap music and this school will be perfect.

Submitted by a student

July 12, 2011

To the parent below who wants more parent involvement-join PTA. Look for the PTA table at registration in August and sign up to get involved. I have had a student graduate and 1 still there and I have been involved in many ways. We'll let you know where you can help!

Submitted by a parent

July 5, 2011

I feel that the student to teacher ratio is extreme. I feel they need more vice principals. I feel that the parent involvment is very low and so the school needs to figure out a way to get the parents more involved.

Submitted by a parent

July 1, 2011

I was not happy with this school, they are not very lenient with student behavior, my son had several instances where he was accused of using profanity, and with only 2 mths left to senior graduation they sent him to alternative school, where as they had multiple students with far more serious actions and they were sentenced to less time than my child. There was no grace and no mercy here, even after I explained to them that we were coming from a diff state, going thru a divorce and that he was probably just acting out due to that, they didn't care.

Submitted by a parent

February 9, 2011

I ve been a substitute teacher here many times, and the bad reputation I had heard about this school seems pretty unfair after teaching there many times. I d heard stories about gangs and violence, and frankly, I haven t seen any of it. From what I can tell, there s no more problems than what you d expect of any school that size. The student body is EXTREMELY ethnically diverse, but everyone seems to get along fine from what I ve seen. Like any school, what a student gets out of Bowie is what a student (and a parent) puts in to it. If your kid wants to just slide by, that s probably what will happen. If you re kid is a trouble student, he ll probably be trouble at Bowie too. If you re kid wants to learn, they can do that at Bowie too.

February 1, 2009

My child used to attend Mansfield High School and hated it. She was failing test and had numerous problems with students there. When I moved her into the AISD district and into Bowie High School she did exceptionally well. She started making A's and B's. She refused to play sports and now she plays on the basketball team. If anybody says AISD is a bad district, they are right. But Bowie is the only exception. Academics, extra-curricular courses, opportunities, everything you can find in this school. My daughter is currently in IB classes and loving it. My advice from one parent to another is to involve your son or daughter's opinion about their school, because they know more about it then we do.

Submitted by a parent

December 18, 2008

I am a Senior at James Bowie High School, and I cannot begin to describe how good this school is. This school has great leadership to all the students and peers. you can talk to your counselor about anything, most of the time they are available to talk. I love the opportunities at this school because the teachers really care about the students. I would recommend anybody who wants to succeed,because it is a great school.

Submitted by a student

July 6, 2008

Bowie is an outstanding high school and unlike other high school's in arlington that claim to have a 'real world' expierence bowie students live it everyday with it's diverse group of students, faculty, and staff. Come on it's located off of new york. Bowie is the first high school in arlington to have a IB program, a Rhodes Scholar, and the one of the highest graduating rates. HANDS DOWN if you want your child to recieve a quality eduation without having to resort to private school bowie is the best.

Submitted by a student

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