Bowen creates community leaders! We work hard to ensure BHS students obtain an excellent education in order to compete globally and affect positive change within their community.

 

School Rating ?

Level 2 ?

INTENSIVE SUPPORT

School Grades

9-12

# of Students

245

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Priscilla Horton
Principal

Thomas Trotter
Assistant Principal

Janell Armstrong
Guidance Counselor

Brianna Nkemeh
Culture/Climate Lead and Dual Credit Instructor

Karen Stewart
Dean of Students

Hours


8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
School Hours
8:00 AM - 3:23 PM
HS Freshman Hours
7:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
30, 87, 95E
Metra
Metra Electric District (ME)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
82.0%
Hispanic
15.9%
White
0.4%
Other
1.6%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
90.6%
Limited English
9.0%
Mobility Rate ?
28.2%
Chronic Truancy ?
104.5%
 0
100

Bilingual Services:

Yes

Classroom Languages:

Spanish, Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

No

Refugee Services:

No

Title I Eligible:

Yes

Significantly Modified Curriculum w/ Intensive Supports Program:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 2 ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
BELOW AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
ORGANIZED ?
SAT Average ?
822
CPS Average 969
5-Year Cohort Graduation Rate ?
58.6%
CPS Average 78.2%
College Enrollment ?
35.8%
CPS Average 68.2%

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Student Growth By Grade Level BELOW AVERAGE ?
Student Growth (percentile)
9th Grade (PSAT 9) Cohort
21st
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Reading
50th
10th Grade (PSAT 10) Math
7th
11th Grade (SAT) Reading
65th
11th Grade (SAT) Math
27th
11th Grade (SAT) Cohort
5th
0
50
99
Median
Student Attainment By Grade Level FAR BELOW EXPECTATIONS ?
Student Attainment (Percent Meeting College Readiness Benchmarks)
9th Grade (PSAT 9)
8.3%
10th Grade (PSAT 10)
10.5%
11th Grade (SAT)
7.2%
All
8.6%
 0
50
100
Majority of Students
This School's Average Score
PSAT 9 - 682
PSAT 10 - 752
SAT - 822
Progress Toward Graduation and College
Freshman On Track
School (2018)
88.4%
CPS (2018)
89.4%
School (2017)
85.7%
CPS (2017)
88.7%
 0
100
4 Year Graduation
School (2018)
50.0%
CPS (2018)
75.6%
School (2017)
50.6%
CPS (2017)
74.7%
 0
100
5 Year Graduation
School (2018)
58.6%
CPS (2018)
78.2%
School (2017)
61.9%
CPS (2017)
77.5%
 0
100
College Enrollment ?
School (2018)
35.8%
CPS (2018)
68.2%
School (2017)
43.9%
CPS (2017)
59.8%
 0
100
College Persistence
School (2018)
55.2%
CPS (2018)
72.3%
School (2017)
32.5%
CPS (2017)
71.9%
 0
100
School Culture and Climate Details ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? STRONG
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? NEUTRAL
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? NEUTRAL
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? NEUTRAL
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? WEAK
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 23.5 20.7 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 5.1% 5.3% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.8 days 1.9 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 82.2% 82.1% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 94.2% 94.0% 95%
1 Year Dropout Rate 1.8% 5.4% 6.4%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 50.6% 81.4%
Teachers 58.3% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 35.6%

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

General Education

Deadline:  12/6/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be admitted automatically.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary are randomly selected by computerized lottery. The lottery is conducted in the following order: sibling, general.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Manufacturing

Deadline:  12/6/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are randomly selected by computerized lottery. General Education and 504 Plan students: Preference is given to students with percentiles of 24 and above on the NWEA MAP in reading and math. A total of 30% of the seats will be made available to attendance area applicants.

IEP and EL students: Preference is given to students with combined NWEA MAP scores that equal 48 or above.

Note: Repeating 8th graders and students pushed into 8th grade from 6th grade due to age requirements qualify for selection but will be placed in a lower preference group.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.

Pre-Engineering

Deadline:  12/6/2019
Grades Served: 9-12
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students are selected on a point system. Points are based on 7th grade final GPA and NWEA MAP scores. The school determines the minimum cutoff score for selections.
How to Apply
Access online high school application or paper high school application at go.cps.edu.
In-School Programs   ?
  • AP (5) 
  • AVID 
  • CTE (Architectural Drafting 
  • IT Applications) 
  • JROTC 
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Career and Technical Education Programs 
  • College Prep Math and Science 
  • Community School 
  • JROTC Academy 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Pre-Engineering 
  • Pre-Engineering & Manufacturing 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
College and Career
  • ACT/SAT Prep Courses 
  • Career Development 
  • Career/Job Training 
  • College Tours 
Creative
  • Choir/Chorus 
  • Dance 
  • Drama 
  • Drawing 
  • Fundamentals/Theory of Music 
  • Guitar 
  • Improv 
  • Modern/Hip-Hop Dance 
  • Mosaics 
  • Murals 
  • Painting 
  • Paper Making 
  • Photography 
  • Student Art Club 
  • Student Music Club 
  • Talent Show 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Nutrition Workshop 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Activism/Social Impact Clubs 
  • JROTC 
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Mikva Challenge 
  • Peace Circles 
  • Peer Jury 
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Student Council/Government 
  • Young Parent Supports 
Parent and Community
  • 8-9th Grade Transition Workshops 
  • Aerobics 
  • Field Trip 
  • Fitness Classes 
  • Fitness For Parents 
  • Jazzercise 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Patrol 
  • Safe Passage 
  • Transition to College Workshops 
Scholastic
  • Advanced Placement 
  • Evening School 
  • Freshmen On-Pace 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Journalism Club 
  • Newspaper 
  • Summer School 
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Tutoring 
  • Technology Club 
  • Yearbook Club 
  • Young Authors 
Sports and Fitness
  • 16” Softball 
  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Boys’ Baseball 
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Cross Country 
  • Boys’ Soccer 
  • Boys’ Track 
  • Boys’ Volleyball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Conditioning and Fitness 
  • Floor Hockey 
  • Football 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Cross Country 
  • Girls’ Soccer 
  • Girls’ Softball 
  • Girls’ Track 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Soccer 
  • Softball 
  • Touch Football 
  • Volleyball 
  • Wrestling 
  • Zumba 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2018
High School Progress Report - English 2018
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
High School Progress Report - English 2017
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
High School Progress Report - English 2016
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
High School Progress Report - English 2015
High School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2013
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2012-2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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