Bowie High School in Austin, TX - Niche

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Bowie High School is a public school in Austin, Texas. It has 2,895 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 94% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 383 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4103 West Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 414-5247

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3.6 from 383 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I've already graduated from Bowie, but I do remember the reason as to why I wanted to go there in the first place. I wanted to be challenged educationally and wanted to become a better athlete and I knew Bowie was the school that could fill in those gaps for me. It's a great school and I highly recommend it to anyone who has questions about which high school to go to.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: Each teacher at Bowie is unique in their own way. Two teachers of the same subject could teach in different ways but in the end, the students are able to pass the class and obtain the desired grade that they wanted. Even if the student is struggling with what is taught, the teachers are always available to help and there are some programs to help the students as well. The athletic program is spectacular, they hold their own every season and always have some of their players make the Academic team to represent that they also care about education and not only about sports.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The staff and security are always on top of it
    • Parent
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I like that my daughter has enjoyed these past 3 years very much. Her teachers always work with her if she ever has a hard time understanding. She is able to get tutoring. She likes being part of athletics. She has never had been bullied or had a negative experience.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Many teachers go above and beyond, but some do not.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Crockett High School 4 mi. 1,561
3.00 Akins High School 4 mi. 2,565
4.33 Westlake High School 7 mi. 2,607
4.00 Austin High School 8 mi. 2,133
3.33 Jack C. Hays High School 11 mi. 2,320

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Bowie High School United States Akins High School Austin High School Crockett High School Jack C. Hays High School Westlake High School
White 51.0% 51.0% 10.0% 45.0% 15.0% 41.0% 70.0%
Hispanic 35.0% 25.0% 77.0% 43.0% 74.0% 53.0% 14.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 7.0% 5.0% 7.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.5%
Grade 10 26.3%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 22.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 24% Awesome extracurriculars
  • 17% Great English teachers
  • 14% Teachers push their students to be the best
  • 12% Mrs Hebert!
  • 11% Eating lunch outside/ off campus privileges.
  • 8% Really cool teachers
  • 4% Great organizations
  • 4% Mrs. Flick!
  • 4% Celester Collier is a great coach
  • 2% Mr. Meitz
  • 1% Everything

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 31% No AC or heat in the hallways
  • 23% Looks like a prison
  • 17% Lunch can be too early
  • 8% Lunch is too short
  • 8% Locker rooms are inadequate
  • 6% Support for some activities is nonexistint
  • 5% Band Hall, Cafeteria and Theater are too small
  • 2% Baseball facilities are inadequate

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 36 responses

  • 50% Some really excellent teachers
  • 31% Academically competitive
  • 14% The teachers try to prepare you for college.
  • 3% None
  • 3% The first three answers and more

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 38% Challenging but rewarding
  • 23% Average
  • 18% Challenging
  • 15% Better then average
  • 3% Aesthetically dismal
  • 3% Diverse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 43% Be prepared to be challenged.
  • 32% Your prepairedness depends on your teacher
  • 14% The teachers will push you for your own good.
  • 11% Sometimes you have to do work on your own

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 88% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.