Our District

Here at Bowie Unified School District, we feel privileged to be educating tomorrow’s leaders. Our teachers, staff, parents, and community members all work together to ensure that our students achieve their full potential.


About Bowie

Bowie is a rural community in northern Cochise County, Arizona with about 600 residents. You’ll find us between exits 362 and 366 on I-10, approximately 100 miles east of Tucson and 45 miles south of Safford. Major economic activities revolve around agriculture and ranching; with pistachios, pecans, grapes, and chilies being our primary products. Bowie is home to Ft. Bowie National Historic Monument and played an important role in the wars against the Apaches in the Southwest.

There are many recreational activities within a short distance of Bowie as well as ample post-secondary education opportunities. Safford/Thatcher area is home to Eastern Arizona College and programs from Northern Arizona University. Sierra Vista has a branch of Cochise College and the University of Arizona South Campus. Willcox and Benson also have Cochise College programs. Western New Mexico University is located in Silver City, New Mexico, approximately an hour and a half away. Arizona State University also provides online degree programs. 
 
Opportunities for growth in the district are tied to the development of Bowie Power Station, a proposed 1,000 megawatt electric power production plant to be located approximately two miles north of the community. Bowie boasts ongoing agricultural production with ranching, orchards, and vineyards.


About Our District


Our schools operate classes for pre-kindergarten through grade 12, with an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. We currently serve about 60 students. We have had a half day pre-kindergarten class and a full day kindergarten since 1987.

Our first school was built prior to 1897. Since that time Bowie's pride in their public schools is evident. We boast the usual alumni array of doctors, lawyers, architects, judges, and many others from nearly all walks of the business and professional communities. Bowie graduates are in the public sector as well as the private sector of the state, nation, and internationally. Most graduating students plan to attend post-high school programs.

Our libraries include a high school library, the Davey Baker Library at  Mary Doyle Elementary, and the Jimmie Libhart Library, which is a branch of the Cochise County Library.