About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Charles A Tindley Accelerated School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Charles A Tindley Accelerated School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Indiana average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Students Per Teacher (2011)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
Grade 6 Math Performance
Charles A Tindley Accelerated School Reviews
They need to be exposed...
I have taught in the Tindley network for the past two years. I decided not to return for a third. I have taught at two schools in the network and am close with teachers at many of the other network schools. The truth is most teachers are very unhappy in this network. As someone stated, many of the teachers are TFA teachers because Tindley knows they will get two years out of these teachers. Teachers who are non TFA QUIT too often because they refuse to put up with this unorganized network that is growing too fast for their own good while TFA teachers are forced to stay if they want to complete their program. I am not saying this network is a horrible place but if you're looking for stability for your child and family this is not the place. Teachers do so much in this network but are so under appreciated. This is an unorganized network that I believe started off with the right idea in mind but unfortunately is just all about the money and appearances now. This network doesn't care about their staff. They will move teachers around from one school to another, one subject to another without a care for the kids or the teacher. An example...a teacher started working in the Tindley network as a 7th grade math teacher at one of the schools, the teacher was then forced to move to another school and teach 3rd grade and then in the middle of the year, was forced to leave her 3rd grade students and go teach 8th grade Algebra at another school. This teacher taught at three different schools in two years. This was not a choice. This is what Tindley does to teachers. Yes, one could say "Oh, just quit" but there are so many reasons why a teacher in this situation can't/doesn't want to and Tindley knows this so they use teachers up and spit them out and pay them nothing. There are so many more stories like this in the network. I could go on and on. Don't believe the hype.
Go the other way. There are so many other college prep schools, that not only care about the success and reputation of their school but also about our youth. Young men everyday are subjected overbearing administrators, who have proven time and time again to care more about their school's reputation than helping to turn around young men and women who may need time to adjust to an accelerated culture, connection with a mentor and/or tutoring. Tindley is quick to find a way to get your child out and will leave you desperate and hopeless. Don't be discouraged and if your child has even the mildest behavior problems run as far as you can from this school. As a parent, there's no avenue to connect unless you belong to what seems like a "clique" or group of families that all know one another. Those are also the families who are helped to succeed if added help and support are needed. I am unsure how this school has a 9 rating, when very few educators in the community respect its administrators. The teachers are great, but get them alone and even they don't agree with the facade Tindley projects.
It is a very shady enviorment as an alum do your reasearch.
I am a 2013 graduate from Charles A. Tindley, and all I can is that you should do your research before sending your children to the school. I graduated in May of 2013 with and a 3.5 GPA, and don't get me wrong the curriculum is very structured and the academics are great. However the environment is shady and most of the faculty show favoritism based on whose parents donate the most money. They also trick people by showing them all the college acceptances when half the people in my class go to Ivy Tech. Tindley is a scam. And there disciplinary actions are horrible, who gets suspended for being tardy.
I believe in my heart that Charles A. Tindley is the best school for my children. I am a very proud father of 3 who attend this wonderful school in which they all are doing quite well.
I also understand that the demands are very strong, but the rewards are even better once the demands have been met. If you believe in your children please give them an outstanding opportunity to live there joyful dreams through the educational experience at the Charles A. Tindley schools (K-12)
High expectations for all students. No nonsense attitude towards classroom misbehavior. Rigorous curriculum.
I think that the Charles A. Tindley school is wonderful. I am able to learn every thing that i need to.....P.S. COLLEGE OR DIE....
As a Tindley student, I am more than certain that I am receiving an education that is second to none in the state. The type of learning environment that Tindley creates ultimately motivates students to give their best effort each and everyday. It's hard to think of another school where the value of education is placed so high. By the time I graduate, I will be prepared for college, the trials of Corporate America, and the hardships of Life, thanks to Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School.
I believe Tindley is an excellent school. Its like getting a private school education for free. I like that every student is given a chance to do gifted and talented work. My eldest attended Tindley last year for 6th grade it was his best school year ever! He remain on the Dean's list all year!! My youngest son will be attending this year and I expect only good things for him as well looking forward to a great school year!!!
Charles Tindley is an excellent school. The curriculum is outstanding compared to other schools. Also the teachers at Tindley do all they can to make sure their students achieve all they can. Tindley is an excellent school that every elligible student should look into.
i think that charles tindley school is very strict. i don't think the children should have to wear uniforms. i feel that the education is wonderful and the teachers are committed to the students when it comes to there work.
Tindley is a model institution of public education. The curriculum is varied and arduous. The faculty and staff are dedicated and put forth a unified front in the fight to provide a quality, free, public education to all who walk through the doors. They do not have a selective aceptance policy, they give every child the opportunity to excel. The students receive the rare opportunity to be educated, nurtured, and prepared for this ever changing world. I was blown away my first time visiting and I continue to be each time I visit. KUDOS Charles A Tindley Accelerated School!
Charles Tindley is a very good school especially for students who really want to learn something new and graduate. They do have high expectations i am a former student of that school so i know alot about it. They have good discipline which is something students need now days