Bowen High School, named after developer James H. Bowen, the "Father of South Chicago," is a newly consolidated 9th-12th grade high school located in the City of Chicago School District #299 (CPS). We are excited about this consolidation and know that it will allow better educational opportunities to high school students in South Chicago.
We welcome you to our new website and know you will find it a useful tool that will aid in the success of every student within our walls. We invite all parents, students, and community members to visit the informative pages within and discover the great things BHS has to offer.
Dear Bowen Families,
Thank you for visiting our new website! I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the students of Bowen High School and promise that I will work tirelessly until Bowen provides excellent educational opportunities to our entire South Chicago community and is a model neighborhood school for our city and our nation. As communication is essential to educational success, this new website is just one of the signs of my commitment to excellence.
I have an ambitious vision for Bowen: I want it to become a school that our entire community will be proud to call our school, a school that meets the social and academic needs of and one that pushes all students to graduate and to be college- and career-ready when they do. I am committed to Bowen and to doing whatever it takes to make it the best neighborhood school in the city, and I am looking forward to working with students, parents, staff, community members, and alumni to make it happen.
Jennifer L. Kirmes