Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

3401 W 5th Ave
Gary, IN 46406
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy serves 825 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 43%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 15:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 825 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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 825 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 56% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
825 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,755 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1681 out of 1755 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
3%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
3%
14%
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Black
95%
13%
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White
n/a
65%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
4%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thea Bowman Leadership Academy's ranking?
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is ranked #1681 out of 1,755 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Indiana.
What schools are Thea Bowman Leadership Academy often compared to?
Thea Bowman Leadership Academyis often viewed alongside schools like 21st Century Charter Sch Of Gary by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
3% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% IN state average), while 15% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% IN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy?
The graduation rate of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is 75-79%, which is lower than the Indiana state average of 87%.
How many students attend Thea Bowman Leadership Academy?
825 students attend Thea Bowman Leadership Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
95% of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy?
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the Indiana state average of 15:1.
What grades does Thea Bowman Leadership Academy offer ?
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12
What school district is Thea Bowman Leadership Academy part of?
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is part of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy School District.

School Reviews

5   9/1/2015
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.
- Posted by Parent - jolon

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 825 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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