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About This School

Bowdon High School is a public high school in Bowdon. The principal of Bowdon High School is Travis Stephen Thomas, whose e-mail is stan.davis@carrollcountyschools.com. 465 students go to Bowdon High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Bowdon High School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 465 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 67% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bowdon High School is 17:1. Mount Zion High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 74% 70%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 58%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 64% 54%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Bowdon means family! Small schools with big hearts prepare students for the real world. As a alumni I know the basis of a good education and Bowdon prepared me for college and for my next steps in life. Bowdon cares and I miss that since my children go to a really big school now. Bowdon is tradition in academics as well as athletics. Roll Red Roll

  • (3 years ago)

    As a 3rd generation student of Bowdon I can say that I really enjoyed my time here. I love the small town "at home" feel of the school and the traditions associated with athletics. At Bowdon we are always pushed to strive for excellence in sports and the classroom. Sports allow kids to make friends learn life lessons of leadership and teamwork and give students motivation to come to class and stay out of trouble. I have never felt excluded here and feel as though everyone talks to everyone. We don't have to worry about cliques. The faculty is laid back. We don't have strict rules but we lack discipline problems. I am prepared for college and thanks to my excellent teachers I got a very high ACT score and received many scholarships. I enjoyed having many teachers who taught my brother and parents although it meant I couldn't act out. All in all I have received a great education and invaluable life skills that will help me succeed in life just as my parents brother and grandparents have succeeded as a result of their experiences at this true small town school. Did I mention that the community is amazingly supportive too? I wouldn't send my children to any other school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I loved attending Bowdon! The teachers are great and care about the students. People will argue that Bowdon is all about athletics but that is not true at all! Bowdon cares about winning in every sport but academics comes first. I cannot wait for my child to go to Bowdon High School

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is all about athletics. If it isn't about football or baseball it is put on the back burner. Students who are different are criticized by peers and some teachers (particularly coaches) for their differences. It is not an accepting community and I would never recommend the high school to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Bowdon High School because it is very supportive of its students it has a hometown feel to it.

  • (4 years ago)

    They are improving and winning awards every year. Great teachers who care about their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a student at BHS I believe that I might really go far into college for Bowdon being recognized at the national level. With Bowdon being in the list of 1000 best schools in America (academic wise) I feel that I shouldn't trade anything for good education. If some teachers would get their mind off of football though we could really strive harder.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have had children to attend this school. They ill prepare the students for higher education. It has improved somewhat recently. However much improvement is needed.

  • (7 years ago)

    We recently moved our children to Bowdon High School and we are very impressed with the peacefulness and the structured learning environment. Smaller schools with lower teacher-student ratio play a big role in the environment of the schools. Bowdon also has a deep sense of tradition that you can not find in the larger more crowded and transient schools.

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