Bowie High School (Austin, Texas)

Infobox School
name=James Bowie High School
type=Public
location=4103 Slaughter Lane, Austin, Texas
established=1988
district=Austin Independent School District
grades=9 through 12
colors=Red and Black
conference=UIL 25-AAAAA
principal=Stephen Kane
mascot=Bulldawgs
website=http://www.jbhs.org/

James Bowie High School is a public high school in the southwest Austin, Texas. With a student body of 2,850 and a campus sitting on 120 acres, Bowie is the largest school in the Austin Independent School District. The school was established in 1988, and until the 2005-2006 school year, Kent Ewing served as principle. Bowie gradutes a large number of successful college students.

Academics

Bowie was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1992-93. [ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/list-1982.pdf Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF) ] ] . Other awards include 2002 "Exemplary" School of Excellence by Texas Education Agency, 2002 "Gold Performance Acknowledgments" by Texas Education Agency, 2002 5 Star High School by Texas Monthly & National Center for Educational Accountability, and 2004 Recognized High School by Texas Education Agency.

School Song

We grasp the hands and join to sing in the light,
Pride in performance leads us to glorious heights.
We strive for unity, displaying loyalty,
With fighting spirit we are James Bowie High

Famous Alumni

*Twins Marcus and Michael Griffin played football for Bowie before playing for the University of Texas Longhorns and in the NFL.
*Bowie's basketball team is coached by Celester Collier. They starred in the 2006 film The Quiet.
*Carlos is the producer of the Bobby Bones Show in Austin, TX.

References

[www.jbhs.org] Bowie's home page [http://www.jbhs.org/index_aboutbowie.htm]


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