Bowie High School

  • Bowie High School serves 2,381 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 79% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Bowie High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Bowie High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Bowie High School's student population of 2,381 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 133 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,381 students
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Total Classroom Teachers133 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bowie High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bowie High School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#133 out of 1,367 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
10%
15%
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Black
68%
34%
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White
14%
39%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bowie High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.510.40
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Graduation Rate
90%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince George's County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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