Bowsher High School

2200 Arlington Ave, Toledo, OH 43614 | (419) 671-2000
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,297
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3.5 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2200 Arlington Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614
  • Principal or Admin: Larry W. Black
School District Details
  • Toledo City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $11,462
  • Graduation Rate: 47.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 14.0
  • Enrolled Students: 25,693

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,297
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 87.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 634 (48.9%)
  • Females: 630 (48.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 42 (3.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 370 (28.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 412 (31.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Bowsher High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Bowsher High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade42532.8%
10th Grade30223.3%
11th Grade28822.2%
12th Grade28221.7%
Graduate Information (2009)
Graduation Rate
Graduates Taking ACT
Graduates Taking SAT
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2010)
Percent of Teachers That Have at Least a Master's Degree
Percent of Teachers That Have at Least a Bachelor's Degree
Percent of Teachers That Are Properly Certified
Average Years of Teacher Experience
Average Teacher Salary
Source: OH Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

3.5 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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11 reviews for Bowsher High School

  • Reviewed by Community Member on December 10, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Um, i want to attend Bowsher next year,and i want to know if there will be football next year.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 08, 2010
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i belive that bowsher high school is a very strict school but i like that i think that if you keep your guards up like you do my children and other children will be very successfull!
  • Reviewed by Teacher on August 06, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am an English teacher at Bowsher and I've been reading your reviews. First, let me say that I agree with the person who was embarrassed by some of the writing skills. PLEASE, PLEASE care about your writing and seek to improve it. I'm sorry some of you are experiencing "mean kids." They sure are out there, but then, there are really nice kids as well - just like everywhere. And when you interact with the mean ones, remember Gandhi's quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
    I'm sorry to the person who hates EVERYONE who works at Bowsher. That comment reveals a lot about you . . . To answer whether we have a swim team - well, we DID, but not anymore. That's just one of a long list of things we no longer have because of the budget crisis. There is no doubt this year, and upcoming years are going to be hard, but if we work TOGETHER it will be so much better than if we don't. Everyone - try your best to have a great year! And, btw, I wouldn't know how the boys are (lol), you'll have to find out for yourself.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 24, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am going to be a sophomore at Bowsher and I must say it's a terrible school. MOST of the adults in the school are evil and really dont care if you get in trouble or not, as long they're getting paid right. The kids are evil as well and have no respect for anyone. I had a very hard freshmen year with getting in trouble countless times for stupid reason, because of the STRICTNESS it's ridiculous, its like prison.(...) AND IF ANYONE THAT WORKS AT BOWSHER IS READING THIS I DONT LIKE YOU!
  • Reviewed by Community Member on January 05, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My friend and I are trying to decide rather or not we should go to school at Bowsher. We go to an arts school now but we kinda want to go to a regular high school, if anyone has any suggestions for us please respond. Oh yeah our school does not have any sports and we are interested in sports and homecomings. PS: do you guys have a swim team?...Thanks for reading, please respond.
  • Reviewed by Student on May 21, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • im going to bowsher in 2 years maybe next year 4 8th grade but by the comments i have seen im thinkn about the choice im bout 2 make but i think i would like the school......HOPEFULLY im going with my friends @ bowsher but i think i would enjoy it.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 22, 2009
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The prospect of sending my children to school with a vast lot that do not care about their education repulses me. Parents need to place primary focus on promoting their children's education. Nurturing positive beahviors starts at a young age. Many folks in my old neighborhood cared only for their self serving / self indulgent ways and doled the responsibility of their children's education off to the public education system. For this reason, I am happy that I moved to a surburban neighborhood where family values that include an emphasis on the importance of education are encouraged.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 24, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • well imma be goin to bowhser next year tell me how the boys r lol
  • Reviewed by Student on November 06, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Reviewed by Student on September 04, 2008
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • im a freshman @ bowsher and the school is great by the kids on the other hand r bad, mean, disruptive and just not exceptible i mean the kids gamble in the lunch, sit in the back of the class goofing off and texting i never would have thought it would be like that then after all that they punish the kids who take a bagle out of the lunchroom wow!!! but yea im a freshman and have so many seniors in my class the first day i went to class i thought i was on senior level but NO there on freshman level its crazy y do kids have to gamble do drugs smoke and drink??we have to make a change in 2008-2009 so u people that read this i hope u stop and think about whats ahead of. don't JEPERDISE your education for somthing dumb and im speaking from the heart
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 10, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Most of the classes were decent.

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