Bowen High School

  • Bowen High School serves 313 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 16:1.

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School Overview

  • Bowen High School's student population of 313 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 53% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students313 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bowen High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bowen High School is 0.39, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#3406 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Bowen High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Illinois by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Hispanic
26%
26%
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Black
74%
17%
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White
n/a
49%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bowen High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.390.32
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Graduation Rate85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bowen High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCity of Chicago SD 299 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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