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School History

​Bowen High School, the oldest school in the South Chicago area, has a deep tradition of academic excellence. It was originally established in 1889, serving elementary school children with only four rooms allocated for high school students. Rebuilt in 1910, and experiencing enormous growth in the 1930s necessitating the additions of a new gymnasium and 30 more classrooms, Bowen School developed into South Chicago High School. From 1993–2011, it served as host of four small schools.

In September 2011, the small schools were re-consolidated back into a single, general curriculum high school and became today’s Bowen High School.


Our Vision

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