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

    Francisco J. Ordaz

    Assistant Principals
    Esther Sanchez Guidance & Instruction

    Marty Roland Lara, Attendance

    Nick DeSantis SLC 1 Administrator, 10th Grade Discipline

    Nuri Robles SLC 2 Administrator, 11th Grade Discipline

    Robert Padilla SLC 3 Administrator, 12th Grade Discipline

    Important Numbers
    Main Line (Reception Desk) 915-236-7000

    Attendance 915-236-7001

    Principal's Secretary 915-236-7071

    Cafeteria 915-532-6750

    Discipline 915-236-7061/7079/7054

    Fax 915-532-1918

    email bowie@episd.org

School Information

  • School Info

    801 S. San Marcial Street 
    El Paso, TX  79905


    9th-12th Grade


    School Colors
    Royal Blue & White

Bowie High School