School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Colors: Blue and gold
Motto: Our success is driven by our diversity.
Year Opened: 1968
Phone: (469) 752-4800
Fax: (469) 752-4801
2501 Jupiter Road
Plano, TX 75074
AchievementsSelected as a National School To Watch (2014); Plano ISD Exemplary Writing awards; Texas PTA Membership award; National Spelling Bee (student finalist); Plano ISD Linguathon (first and second places); Teacher of the Year finalists; National Science Foundation (staff award); National Science Foundation – SCOPE Grant recipient; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Teaching award; Plano Education Foundation Grant inners; Texas Exemplary Performance award; Texas School of Excellence; Texas Education Agency Outstanding Performance Recognition; Southland / 7-11 Corp. Community award; Mervyn's School grant; Meadows Foundation Charitable Schools grant; SAFECO / Horace Mann Education grant; and LULAC Robotics grant.
Campus ProgramsArt club; band; choir; orchestra; Bowman Raiders Achieving Goals (BRAG); boys & girls FCA; Challenging Algorithmics and Mathematics in Problem Solving (CHAMPS) club; cheerleaders; Community in Schools (CIS); international program; intramural soccer program; yearbook club; Keeping Education Your Stepping Stone (KEYSS) program; JOURNEY program, Junior Whiz Quiz; math counts; National Junior Honor Society; student council; and UTD tutoring program.
Parent Involvement OpportunitiesMentors; Parent Advisory Council; Parents as Partners; PTA; School Based Improvement Committee (SBIC); and various volunteer opportunities - tutors, office, library, copy room, chaperones and student recognition.
Community/Business PartnershipsATMOS Energy; Capital One; Collin County Community College; Communities in Schools (CIS); Hill Chapel CME Church; HUAWEI; Plano-McKinney Homeless Partnership; Raytheon; Texas Instruments; and University of Texas at Dallas.
Bowman Middle School was built in 1968 and first opened as Bowman Junior High. It is named after banker George Washington Bowman (1844-1921), a Civil War veteran who later became a farmer. Mr. Bowman was one of the organizers of the Plano National Bank in 1887 and was president of its board until his death. He also served on the Plano city council and PISD school board.
Bowman Middle School was constructed at a cost of $1.4 million and has had three additions (1971, 1973, and 1992).