Bowie High School (Austin, Texas)

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James Bowie High School
4103 W Slaughter Lane
Austin, Texas
United States
Coordinates 30°11′13″N 97°51′22″W / 30.187°N 97.856°W / 30.187; -97.856Coordinates: 30°11′13″N 97°51′22″W / 30.187°N 97.856°W / 30.187; -97.856
Type public
Established 1988
School district Austin Independent School District
Principal Mark Robinson
Staff 243
Grades 9–12
Number of students 2,898 (2015)[1]
Campus 160 acres
Color(s)      Black,      Red,      Silver
Athletics conference UIL 15-AAAAAA
Mascot Bulldawgs

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.[2] 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.

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