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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

BHS Vision

All Bowen students and families will obtain an excellent education, compete globally, and affect positive change in their community.

BHS Core Beliefs and Values 

Respect: We interact with integrity and with the best intentions in order to promote a positive environment.
Teamwork: We value each other’s strengths, are open to change, and work together to productively solve problems. 
Learning: We strive to maintain an intellectually and emotionally engaging environment conducive to lifelong learning. 
Family and Community: We always welcome equal and active partners in our children's education while promoting diversity and healthy lifestyles. 
Dedication: We are passionate about our work, value quality over quantity, and are willing to combat any challenge that we may face.

As always, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.  


Nia Abdullah

Nia Abdullah