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Bowie High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,871
Best High School in Texas
#20
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District AUSTIN ISD
Type Public
 Phone (512)414-5247
 Location 4103 W SLAUGHTER LN
AUSTIN, TX 78749
Charter School No

Bowie High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 20th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Bowie High School student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White49.9%1,434
Black3.8%110
Hispanic36.3%1,042
Asian Pacific5.3%151
Native American Indian0.3%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races4.3%123

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Upper 4.6%

10.7% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, BOWIE H S students are largely wealthy and rank 54th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman757
Sophomore720
Junior729
Senior665
Total2,871

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 57th in Texas

Students at Bowie High School scored an average 92% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 5.1% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95%94%
Boys90% to 94%*88%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*90% to 94%*
Black80% or more*80% to 84%*
Hispanic85% to 89%*88%
Multiracial80% or more*90% to 94%*
White95% or more*95%
With Disabilites60% to 69%*60% to 64%*
Limited English50% or more*50% to 59%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1093

The average SAT score for Bowie High School students in 2015 was 1093.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 185th in Texas

802 out of 1,394 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (58%). College admission testing participation is well above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 16% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 52nd in Texas

Bowie High School offers 21 AP courses. 25 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 73% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Bowie High School had 465 taking AP exams with a 397 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 85% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 25% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 22%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students2.8%82
Boys3.9%58
Girls1.7%24
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students1%29
Boys1.3%19
Girls0.7%10

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.9%56
Boys2.9%43
Girls0.9%13

Location

Bowie High School
4103 W SLAUGHTER LN
AUSTIN, TX
78749
(512)414-5247

10 out of 10 1

District

AUSTIN ISD
AUSTIN, TX