School Details

Bowman Middle School

2501 Jupiter Rd, Plano, TX 75074
(469) 752-4800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 810 students 11 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

81%
87%
71%
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74%
81%
87%
71%

TX00194

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  • Plano Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
91%
77%
83%
87%
71%
90%
91%
77%
77%
88%
70%

TX00194

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  • Plano Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

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90%
93%
84%
84%
82%
77%
90%
93%
84%
80%
86%
75%
70%
82%
63%

TX00194

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  • This school in 2013
  • Plano Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
93%
78%

TX00194

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Plano Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bowman Middle School is a public middle school in Plano. The principal of Bowman Middle School is Ms. Gloria Martinez, whose e-mail is askpisd@pisd.edu. 810 students go to Bowman Middle School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 15% of the Bowman Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 810 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 63% get reduced lunch prices.The average class size at Bowman Middle School is 13, and the ratio of students to teachers is 11:1. El Special Programs Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 20%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 57% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 51%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 21%
Limited English proficiency 15% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 53% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    my school is very respectful and is willing to give tearchers time for our acedimic succes. the teachers will go above and beyond for thier students.

  • (6 months ago)

    Bowman is the best school I've ever worked in because we have the resources grit and love necessary to make our students successful.

  • (6 months ago)

    This staff at Bowman Middle is committed to the cause! This energy transfers to the students and families alike!!! Staying committed to the process of success is not always easy but Bowman is definitely committed to this process. Go Bowman!

  • (6 months ago)

    A second home with loving family is Bowman Middle for all that enter the doors.

  • (6 months ago)

    I've had the honor of serving the students parents staff and community members of Bowman Middle for the past fifteen years as a classroom teacher. I can say sincerely that it is a joy and honor to do so. I enjoy the faculty celebrations and the International festival the most.

  • (6 months ago)

    Bowman is a school tailored to achieve student success through hard working teachers that are available before and after school to work on curriculum and skill gaps. Our teachers plan regularly together in order to incorporate lessons filled with questions and activities that develops independent learners. Our teachers love our students as if they were their own child!

  • (6 months ago)

    Bowman Middle School is a unique school. There is an academic climate with a twist. We are a family administration faculty staff and students. That makes us responsible for each other and no one gets left behind. And that's why everyone shines. We all care. Ex-students return to tell us they miss the family. I have been here 17 years and there is no place I would rather be than with my Bowman family.

  • (6 months ago)

    Been volunteering at Bowman for 5 years and have loved every minute of it. The students have earned recognition in all testing areas. Not many schools can say that and now is being recognized as A Texas School to Watch. When you walk through the doors of Bowman you feel like you are walking into the home of a big family; warm and inviting. The staff and students treat each other with respect. The students are very well mannered and quick to offer assistance when needed. The staff goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that each student is receiving the best education possible. Overall it is a very safe and friendly learning environment. The students and the staff are remarkable.

  • (6 months ago)

    Bowman Middle is on of the best schools I have been to. I known what others see that school as a school not to be in. Well Bowman has changed a LOT. Benign there is like a family that will not let you fall in problems they will give you a hand in the problems you will pass in middle school. Bowman family is like a bond that many family have to not let your dreams pass they will give you the steps for that goal/dream. Bowman family something that I love and will never forget.

  • (1 year ago)

    My Spanish teacher got deported back to mexico. I hated all 3 years of bowman Most Teachers are excellent however there are some who really seemed like they didn't care. The area The school is in is Fine however sometimes there were police always around. Another thing about bowman I really didn't like was fights There is teacher controll but kids there still fight I remember once every 3 weeks to a month there would be a fight There are great students but not all of them have such good study habbits which influence you and those around you. My experience at bowman was bad and I really didn't like it. Plano schools are great however Bowman just wasn't a good experience mainly because of the kids there I guess. My younger sister went to Otto Middle School after which is somewhat near bowman and if you live near bowman you can go to Which I think is a kindof better choice. The school is much newer and there are kids like in bowman but also a mix of more kids and I don't know but the atmosphere of the school was just better )

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent leadership teachers and staff are the driving force that have helped Bowman to improve the overall average. It starts with the person at the top to lead by example thanks to the Principal for making this possible.

  • (4 years ago)

    this a great school my daughter attends there the 7 th grade great teachers great principal and vice principal and councelors

  • (6 years ago)

    I personaly love this school! The teachers are amazing and that's where all my friends are! I think it's a great school to be in!

  • (9 years ago)

    Quality of academic programs is excellent for a school on the east side; many activities after school provided; sufficient level of parental involvement;excellent teachers esp. in art and history; excellent principal who reviews programs for all children to make them better.

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