Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

Claimed
3/10
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Reviews
15
Grades
K-12
Students
1,317
Type
Public charter
Academics
2/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

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


Parent tips

Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what it's doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
Reading
87%
State avg: 89%
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Math
25%
State avg: 56%
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Science
39%
State avg: 65%
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6/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

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


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
95%
State avg: 89%
Average SAT score
753
State avg: 989
Average ACT score
15
State avg: 22
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2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

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

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


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

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 3 or more years experience
86%
State avg: 85%
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15 Reviews
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Neighborhood
975 West 6th Avenue
Gary, IN 46402
Gwendolyn Griffith-Adell - Principal
(219) 883-1331
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