Bowie High School (Austin, Texas)
|James Bowie High School|
|4103 W Slaughter Lane
|School district||Austin Independent School District|
|Number of students||2,898 (2015)|
|Color(s)||Black, Red, Silver|
|Athletics conference||UIL 15-AAAAAA|
James Bowie High School is a public high school in southwest Austin, Texas. With an estimated student body of 3,000, and a campus sitting on 60 acres (240,000 m2), Bowie is the largest school in the Austin Independent School District and also the second-largest secondary school in Central Texas. The school was established in 1988 on land donated to the school district by Circle C Ranch, which again in 2011 donated 100 acres (400,000 m2) for athletic purposes. James Bowie High School's principal is Mark Robinson.
Bowie was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 1992-93. 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. Children at Risk ranked Bowie the #8 public high school in Austin in 2012.
- 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, who appeared in the 2006 film The Quiet.
- Stephen Randolph, former Major League Baseball player and pitcher for the Yokohama BayStars of NPB.