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Welcome to James H. Bowen HS

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Bowen High School, named after developer James H. Bowen, the "Father of South Chicago," is a new 9th-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 Boilermaker Family, 

The summer is a wonderful, yet bittersweet time for our BHS family. With sublime pleasure and sorrow, I would like to bid farewell to our graduating class of 2014. Your leadership, personality, and love for BHS is inspiring, and we will miss you more than you know. You will now embark on your most exciting journey into adulthood! Stay strong and steadfast; hard work and persistence will always reward you! 

In parting, I would like to share with our graduating seniors a quote from our First Lady, Michelle Obama: 

"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once, but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own." 

Nia Abdullah

Nia Abdullah