Monday, August 20, 2012
The Bowie School Opened 100 Years ago this Fall
The portion of the building closest to 8th Street (pictured here) was part of the original structure from 1912.
The high school was shutdown in 1945, forcing students to attend either Laurel High School or Bladensburg High School. The elementary school stayed open until 1962 when students started attending classes at High Bridge Elementary School.
Area schools in this era were segregated, and only white students attended classes at The Bowie School.