975 W 6th Ave
Gary, IN 46402
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy serves 1,097 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.

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Thea Bowman Leadership Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

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School Overview

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy's student population of 1,097 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
1,097 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
77 teachers
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School Rankings

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1633 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
95%
13%
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White
n/a
68%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thea Bowman Leadership Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
My child is so happy since starting at Thea Bowman Elementary. He enjoys coming to school and continues to excel academically. And when he is happy, I am happy.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,097 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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