Bowie High School (Maryland)

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Bowie High School
15200 Annapolis Rd[1]
Bowie, Maryland[1]
Coordinates 38°58′39″N 76°44′34″W / 38.977388°N 76.742916°W / 38.977388; -76.742916Coordinates: 38°58′39″N 76°44′34″W / 38.977388°N 76.742916°W / 38.977388; -76.742916
Type Public High School
Established 1965[2]
School district Prince George's County Public Schools
Principal Robynne Prince [1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,573
Color(s) Navy Blue, Burgundy and White
Mascot Spike the Bulldog
Yearbook Bulldog

Bowie High School is a public high school in Bowie, Maryland and a part of Prince George's County Public Schools.


Bowie High School was built in 1965,[2] named after former Governor of Maryland, Oden Bowie who is the namesake of the city in which it is located.[3] The first graduating class was in 1967. It shares the same layout as Laurel High School, in neighboring Laurel, Maryland.[citation needed]


Bowie High School has the second highest student SAT average in Prince George's County, and is rated second on The Washington Post's Advanced Placement Challenge Index.[citation needed] Bowie High School is also affiliated with FIRST Robotics, having competed 4 years. Bowie High is also among the top 5 percent of U.S. high schools for AP participation.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Drinking and drunk driving[edit]

Bowie High School has historically had a high rate of drinking and gained national attention.[17] In 1986, the school initiated programs to curb drunk driving after 15 students were killed in 1979 and 1980.[17] In 1986 another three were killed in a drunk driving accident on the Capital Beltway.[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Bowie High School". Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Andrea Noble. "Comptroller visits Bowie High". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  3. ^ "Revitalization of Old Town Bowie". City of Bowie, Maryland. Retrieved 2007-10-02. 
  4. ^ Jonathan F. Keiler (2007-01-28). "The Washington Post – Innovation That Already Works". Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  5. ^ PSE. "The Socialist Group in the European Parliament". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  6. ^ Ryan Mink. "Dematha's David Adkins Works Out Michael Beasley Before NBA Draft". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  7. ^ Richard Harrington. "The Washington Post: Echoes of a Voice Stilled Too Early". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  8. ^ Delina D. Pryce. "Ex-Bowie resident on cover of TV Guide". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  9. ^ George Rush and Joanna Molloy (1996-05-13). "Daily News: Kathie Lee's High-School Class Struggle". New York. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  10. ^ Ted Black. "Former county soccer stars get drafted by MISL squads". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  11. ^ Virginia, Terhune (January 3, 2013). "Bowie High grad, guitar maker and band perform at scholarship fundraiser Saturday". Gazette.Net. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  12. ^ Levine, David (July 2, 1987). "Rewards Coming to Imler". Retrieved 2009-02-21. [dead link]
  13. ^ Hughes, Frank (September 11, 1992). "The Washington Post: Bowie's Jonas Risks Eligibility". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  14. ^ Towson University Athletics. "Towson Tigers". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  15. ^ Ted Black. "New coaches off to solid starts". Retrieved 2006-12-21. 
  16. ^ Volz, Joe (January 24, 2002). "Flaw-some: Rock music as artistic expression and therapy". The Gazette. Archived from the original on June 14, 2002. 
  17. ^ a b c Rusche, Sue (1 November 1986). "Enforce Underage Drinking Law". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 

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