Students enrolled 1465
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School leader Gwendolyn Griffith-Adell
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District Thea Bowman Leadership Academy
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975 West 6th Avenue
Gary, IN 46402

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(219) 883-4826
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4 stars
Based on 10 ratings

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April 29, 2014
This school is a great place to send your child to learn. The only concerns I have with this school is how the teachers talk to the children. They are usually talking in an harsh manner and instead of instructing a child to do something, they tend to "bark" it at them in a mean way. I also noticed that numerous teachers talk to the parents the same way. If the teachers learned how to communicate better this would be a great school all around.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
The school is good but they go too far with their attempts to be strict. If you child is tardy four times they suspend them for a day. Even if they are a straight A student and this is their first infraction. This is a bit excessive and can negatively impact their status as a 21st Century Scholar. Unfortunately it is the best Gary has to offer and it is still mediocre at best boasting only a grade of C.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2011
I am currently a high school senior at TBLA and I love it. I've tried going to public school and I hate it. There's nothing like attending a place where the teachers not only care about you learning, but they care about you period. I love this school, it's DEFINATELY home for me ! I wouldn't change a thing, maybe except the uniforms every day lol :) ...JDLR

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2011
This is my son's freshman year; so far so good! I strongly appreciate the rappor that I've had with his teachers! They show genuine concern for his academics as well as his sportsmanship! I look forward to registering my other child for TBLA next year! Keep it up TBLA!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2011
im a current student at thea bowman and i think you can do better for your kids . this school treat the basketball team like there so type of god . they always let them get away with any and everything . every thing you learn here you can learn at a public school . the teachers are better their always in the students business about everything . also if your child is late they miss their whole first hour class . thats why the test scores are so down because they dont teach you anything if i was you let them stay or allow them to attend a public school because your not missing anything by going here .

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2010
I have both an elementary and high school student who attend, and I am extremely impressed! The level of higher level thinking skills the teachers push the students to use is phenomenal and I'm very proud to say my kids go there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
Thea Bowman is a excellent school,and the teachers,principal and whole school adminstration is concerned about their students.I would recommend this school to anyone .My grandaughter will graduate in june and her younger brother and sister attends here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
Thea Bowman School teaches values that will help make our world more peaceful. Some of the values are responsibility, accountability, respect, equality, honesty, trust, and these will help students become good leaders in our society.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
I love Thea Bowman Leadership Academy because it produces graduates who are respectful of others, who enjoy learning and who want to be persons who are leaders.

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2008
I love this school, it is a great experience to have my children attend this school. The falculty and staff has excel these children to the highest level of education. This school provides a safe environment for my child. Kudos for Thea Bowan elementary and Jr/Sr. High

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2008
thea bowman is a good school if your ready and willing to work!

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 07, 2008
I feel this is an excellent school for my children to attend. My family members have begun to enroll their children here as well. As long as I live in Gary, my children will be students at TBLA. The staff is incredible and they make learning so much fun for students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2008
i love the school and it's environment, makes learning pleasant!!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 04, 2008
Thea bowman is a great school to me. The staff is wonderful. The team leader mrs.James is the best . The principal dr. Adell is the best principal u would find. Im looking forward to getting back in for my 9th grade year.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 07, 2006
I think Angela Slusher is a fantastic educator and role model for her students. She possesses the patience, understanding, and hope that inner city kids need from their teachers in order to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
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Thea Bowman Leadership Academy
975 West 6th Avenue, Gary, IN  46402
(219) 883-4826
Last modified Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews.