Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

3/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
15
Grades
K-12
Students
1,317
Type
Public charter
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Academics
2/10
Test scores
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Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This means that students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Indiana End-of-Course Assessments (ECAs)
English
66%
State avg: 79%
Algebra I
33%
State avg: 70%
Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination
Reading
88%
State avg: 84%
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4/10
College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
95%
State avg: 89%
AP course participation
28%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
94%
State avg: 53%
2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


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Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
Black
97%
Hispanic
2%
Two or more races
1%
White
<1%
Asian
<1%
Native American or Native Alaskan
<1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Students per counselor
726 :1
State avg: 552 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
14%
State avg: 15%
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15 Reviews
4 out of 5 stars
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3 1
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Neighborhood
975 West 6th Avenue
Gary, IN 46402
Gwendolyn Griffith-Adell - Principal
(219) 883-1331
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Last modified: June 1, 2017
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