Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Arlington ISD: B

Total students

2,497

Avg. teacher experience

11.4 years

Arlington ISD: 11.2 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

89.8 %

Arlington ISD: 87.9%

Statewide: 90%

Bowie High School is a high school in Arlington, TX, in the Arlington ISD school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 2,497 students. 58.2% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 13.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

In the Class of 2019, 89.8% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 1.9% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Bowie High School was 1017 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 19.6.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $60,041, which is $2,950 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 11.4 years of experience.

Click or tap the map to enable panning and zooming.

Contact information

Address

2101 Highbank Dr
Arlington, TX 76018-1980

Office phone number

(682) 867-4400

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Bowie High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 11. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 24.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 11.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

2,497

African American

946 (37.9%)

Arlington ISD: 25.3%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

4 (0.2%)

Arlington ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

379 (15.2%)

Arlington ISD: 5.8%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

915 (36.6%)

Arlington ISD: 46.9%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

5 (0.2%)

Arlington ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

201 (8%)

Arlington ISD: 18.7%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

47 (1.9%)

Arlington ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

37.9%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

15.2%

Hispanic

36.6%

Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

8.0%

Two or more races

1.9%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

58.2 %

Arlington ISD: 66.6%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

64.8 %

Arlington ISD: 72.1%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

14.1 %

Arlington ISD: 29%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

58.2%

Econ. disadvantaged

64.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

14.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

13.9 %

Arlington ISD: 28.7%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

83.5 %

Arlington ISD: 30.4%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

7.4 %

Arlington ISD: 10%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

9.4 %

Arlington ISD: 8.4%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

13.9%

Career and technical

83.5%

Gifted and talented

7.4%

Special education

9.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

B

Arlington ISD: B

Student achievement

B

Arlington ISD: C

School progress

B

Arlington ISD: B

Closing the gaps

C

Arlington ISD: B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

89.8 %

Arlington ISD: 87.9%

Statewide: 90%

African American

88.1 %

Arlington ISD: 85.5%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Arlington ISD: 78.6%

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

95.9 %

Arlington ISD: 95.4%

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

88.8 %

Arlington ISD: 85.6%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Arlington ISD: 88.9%

Statewide: 88%

White

85.5 %

Arlington ISD: 92.4%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

100 %

Arlington ISD: 85.3%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

88.1%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

95.9%

Hispanic

88.8%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

85.5%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

1.9 %

Arlington ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Arlington ISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

2 %

Arlington ISD: 3%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

2.1 %

Arlington ISD: 1.4%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

1.4 %

Arlington ISD: 2.8%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Arlington ISD: 3.1%

Statewide: 2.1%

White

2.7 %

Arlington ISD: 1.6%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

4.9 %

Arlington ISD: 3.3%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

35.5 %

Arlington ISD: 30.3%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

26 %

Arlington ISD: 20.7%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Arlington ISD: 18.8%

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

68.2 %

Arlington ISD: 66%

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

29.4 %

Arlington ISD: 26%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Arlington ISD: 33.3%

Statewide: 21.2%

White

30.8 %

Arlington ISD: 36.4%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

36 %

Arlington ISD: 27.8%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

30.3 %

Arlington ISD: 40.6%

Statewide: 51%

African American

18.3 %

Arlington ISD: 21.2%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Arlington ISD: 50%

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

37.3 %

Arlington ISD: 48.5%

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

30.3 %

Arlington ISD: 32%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Arlington ISD: 0%

Statewide: 48.6%

White

41.7 %

Arlington ISD: 58%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

11.1 %

Arlington ISD: 53.3%

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1017

Arlington ISD: 1040

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.6

Arlington ISD: 20.9

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

51.3 %

Arlington ISD: 52.9%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

35.9 %

Arlington ISD: 37%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

33.8 %

Arlington ISD: 35.4%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

51.3%

Math

35.9%

Reading + Math

33.8%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

167

African American

46 (27.5%)

Arlington ISD: 16.3%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Arlington ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

7 (4.2%)

Arlington ISD: 2.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

23 (13.8%)

Arlington ISD: 19.6%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.6%)

Arlington ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

88 (52.7%)

Arlington ISD: 59.8%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

2 (1.2%)

Arlington ISD: 2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

1 (0.6%)

Arlington ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

121.2 (72.6%)

Arlington ISD: 69.8%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

42 (25.2%)

Arlington ISD: 27.5%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

2.8 (1.7%)

Arlington ISD: 0.9%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

15

Arlington ISD: 14.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

11.4 years

Arlington ISD: 11.2 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$60,041

Arlington ISD: $58,873

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$55,329

Arlington ISD: $53,442

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$56,208

Arlington ISD: $55,560

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$58,703

Arlington ISD: $57,771

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$61,239

Arlington ISD: $60,023

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$67,105

Arlington ISD: $65,935

Statewide: $65,449

Latest public education stories in The Texas Tribune