Welcome to Bowen High School
Bowen High School, named after developer James H. Bowen, the "Father of South Chicago," is a new 9th through 12th grade high school. We offer an array of Advanced Placement, performing arts, and enrichment courses, including AP Studio Art, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature & Composition, dance, show choir, sculpture, ceramics, robotics, and “Cooking is Math!”
We welcome you to our website and know you will find it a useful tool for the benefit of every student within our walls. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and staff here at Bowen High School, and we encourage you to visit and see why our students, teachers, and parents make BHS a great place to grow and learn.
A Message from Our Principal
Dear Bowen High School Families,
It is an honor to serve as your principal as we embark on this learning journey. Please know that I committed to ensuring that each of you experiences the joy of reading, writing, and speaking every day. A wise person once said that education is the civil rights issue of the twenty first century. This is true because education empowers us with the ability to change not only our own individual lives, but also to positively impact others.
I believe that we are at a point where we are uniquely poised to make a positive change. Our school community will not accept anything less than academic growth and success for you. It is our expectation that all of our students go to college or pursue a post-secondary option. We continue to be proud of what makes us unique. Our machine shop program and pre-engineering program continue to be ahead of others in preparing students for the field of engineering. Students can earn a certification that will jump start their career options. At Bowen High School, it truly is about empowering students to consider their own dreams and helping to provide the tools to make those dreams a reality.
Chicago Skyway Supports Bowen High School
Thanks for our beautiful stair decals that support a positive school environment and school spirit.