Our School

  • Bowie High School is one of the oldest operating high schools in El Paso, Texas and is part of the El Paso Independent School District. Founded in 1927, Bowie is located in the Chamizal neighborhood in the South Central part of the city. It lies within 100 yards of the Mexican border, not far from the Bridge of the Americas linking El Paso with Ciudad Juarez and El Paso's-lone national park, the Chamizal National Memorial.

    Named for Texas Revolution hero and Alamo defender James Bowie, the school serves Downtown El Paso and the western half of South Central (also known as South) El Paso. Its attendance zone is roughly defined by Interstate 10 on the north, the Rio Grande on the south and west and Luna Street on the east. It is fed by Guillen Middle School and the elementary schools in its feeder pattern include Aoy, Beall, Douglass and Hart. A fifth elementary school, Alamo Elementary, mainly serves the Alamito housing project between Virginia Street, Park Street, Delta Drive and Father Rahm Avenue in the Segundo Barrio neighborhood directly south of Downtown. 

    Bowie also hosts a magnet program for business and international relations, International Business Academy, which opened in 2003 and draws students from throughout the district.

  • Administration

    Principal
    Francisco Ordaz

    Assistant Principals
    Michael O'Connor
    Lydia Lizarraga

    Important Numbers
    Main Line 915-236-7000
    Attendance 915-236-7001
    Principal's Office 915-236-7071
    Cafeteria 915-532-6750
    Fax 915-532-1918
    email bowie@episd.org

Francisco Ordaz

  • School Info

    Address
    800 S. San Marcial Street 
    El Paso, TX  79905

    Grades
    9th-12th Grade

    Mascot
    Bears

    School Colors
    Royal Blue & White