Thea Bowman Leadership Academy



Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 111
1 103
2 115
3 113
4 102
5 106
6 100
7 113
8 133
9 130
10 111
11 114
12 113

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is a public elementary school located in Gary, IN in the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy. It enrolls 1,464 students in grades 1st through 12th. Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is the 3rd largest public school in Indiana and the 171st largest nationally. It has 18.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,464
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 80
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 171st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 3rd out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 636th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 1st out of 1,125

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Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 785
(54%)
785
(54%)
 Male 679
(46%)
679
(46%)

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,420
(97%)
1,420
(97%)
 Two or More 23
(2%)
23
(2%)
 Hispanic 17
(1%)
17
(1%)
 White 3
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 989
(68%)
989
(68%)
 Not Eligible 375
(26%)
375
(26%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 100
(7%)
100
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Thea Bowman Leadership Academy is ranked 2nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (74.4%) is higher than the state average of 52.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 494
2006 571
2007 648
2008 1292
2009 1430
2010 1494
2011 1500
2012 1464

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 N/A
2007 16.2
2008 19.9
2009 27.5
2010 19.7
2011 19
2012 18.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.61943319838057
2006 0.64973730297723
2007 0.55401234567901
2008 0.52941176470588
2009 0.58531468531469
2010 0.48259705488621
2011 0.67066666666667
2012 0.74385245901639

Compare Thea Bowman Leadership Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
1,830.0% 18.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 74.4%
 

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Public KG - 12 1,464 18.3:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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