Bowie High School in Austin, TX - Niche

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Bowie High School is a public school in Austin, Texas. It has 2,870 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 93% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 326 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 326 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Educational Outcomes: Bowie HS didn't really push me into any post-graduation options. I never really looked around for those because I had a post-grad plan set in mind. I think Bowie helps you out the most if you're into sports.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: There were a few teachers who went above and beyond the call of duty, however, and i understand they are people with individual interests, some would mysteriously "disappear"during Marley fest, and we all know why
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: I was a football player, which was great and all, but being in a 5A school and not expecting to make it any further than the first round of playoffs was really a drag.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Educational Outcomes: I enjoy being out of high school and studying real material, not just a good base of knowledge. I love math and science and working with mechanical and civil objects, so i am pursuing engineering, but not just because of that. My physics professor at Bowie really got me interested in essentially what makes the world go round
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Bowie's a pretty good school. Most teachers excel, but Bowie has a solid footing in almost all aspects. For example, the sports teams don't always win, but equipment and support from the community are above average. These quality programs are what makes the school have the positive reputation that it maintains.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Crockett High School 4 mi. 1,547
2.66 Akins High School 4 mi. 2,668
4.33 Westlake High School 6 mi. 2,562
2.33 Travis High School 7 mi. 1,470
3.66 Austin High School 8 mi. 2,236

Around Bowie High School

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


Male 49%
Female 50%

Student Diversity

Bowie High School United States Akins High School Austin High School Crockett High School Travis High School Westlake High School
White 53.0% 51.6% 12.0% 42.0% 18.0% 3.0% 73.0%
Hispanic 33.0% 24.5% 75.0% 45.0% 69.0% 83.0% 12.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.7% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 9.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 7.0% 6.0% 8.0% 9.0% 0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.7%
Grade 10 25.9%
Grade 11 24.7%
Grade 12 23.8%

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 31 responses

  • 87% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 42% Awesome extracurriculars
  • 29% Great English teachers
  • 19% Teachers push their students to be the best
  • 10% Celester Collier is a great coach

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 33% No AC or heat in the hallways
  • 26% Looks like a prison
  • 15% Lunch can be too early
  • 9% Lunch is too short
  • 6% Locker rooms are inadequate
  • 6% Band Hall, Cafeteria and Theater are too small
  • 4% Baseball facilities are inadequate
  • 2% Support for some activities is nonexistint

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Some really excellent teachers
  • 32% Academically competitive
  • 21% The teachers try to prepare you for college.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 37% Challenging but rewarding
  • 21% Better then average
  • 21% Challenging
  • 21% Average

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Be prepared to be challenged.
  • 37% Your prepairedness depends on your teacher
  • 16% The teachers will push you for your own good.
  • 0% Sometimes you have to do work on your own

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 92% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.