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 378 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 378 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: It is noticeable that administration and teachers really care about making Bowie a safer place, but I think they could ask for more student input on what actually works and makes the students feel safe.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The organization options at this school are endless, and there are always more ideas being thrown into the bunch by students and teachers. Our organizations are highly successful, and equip the students in learning how to interact with people with various opinions and back grounds.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: I think that majority of the teachers are very qualified and very wise in their field of study. The problem is because it is in such a financially stable part of the community, teachers do not know how to respond well to students who are struggling more than they are used to.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Health & Safety: I feel completely safe at my school. There is a police force on campus but I don't feel that it is because the student body is "bad". They are there if they are needed.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are lots of options for extracurricular activities. There is something for everyone from sports, fine arts, academic clubs, etc. The teacher sponsors are very supportive.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

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

Around Bowie High School

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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 49 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 25% Awesome extracurriculars
  • 17% Great English teachers
  • 14% Teachers push their students to be the best
  • 11% Eating lunch outside/ off campus privileges.
  • 11% Mrs Hebert!
  • 9% Really cool teachers
  • 4% Great organizations
  • 4% Mrs. Flick!
  • 4% Celester Collier is a great coach
  • 2% Mr. Meitz

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 35 responses

  • 51% Some really excellent teachers
  • 31% Academically competitive
  • 14% The teachers try to prepare you for college.
  • 3% None

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 35% Challenging but rewarding
  • 24% Average
  • 19% Challenging
  • 16% 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 30 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 87% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.