Bowie school information

Average Test Scores42%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools131,16379,221
Total private schools1067424,874
Total post-secondary schools11127,963
The Bowie, MD educational system consists of 13 public schools, 10 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Bowie public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 2% higher than than the Maryland average and 14% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Bowie public schools is 17:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.5% have completed high school, 49.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Bowie are 14% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Bowie.
  • 94.7% of people in Bowie have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.5% of people in Bowie have completed high school.
  • 49.9% of people in Bowie have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Bowie

Completed 8th grade94.7%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school94.5%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college78.2%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.8%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.9%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters21.8%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.6%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%2.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Bowie (high school & post-secondary)

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Bowie, MD57,63342%14%

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Bowie, MD57,63342%14%
Source: The Bowie, MD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.