West Side Leadership Academy

West Side Leadership Academy is a college preparatory high school that offers dual credit, advanced placement courses. Some of their most notable achievements include:

  • Recipient of the Bill Gates Millennium Scholar Program, which provides a grant from theBill & Melinda Gates
  • Foundation to provide outstanding students from diverse ethnic backgrounds enhanced opportunities for academic excellence
  • Recipient of 2015 Indiana Secondary School Art Educator of the Year Award
  • The graduation rate has been as high as 92 percent, surpassing the State average and consistently maintaining exemplary levels
  • The 2013 salutatorian was a special needs student who fluently spoke five languages
  • The 2015 valedictorian also a special needs student

School Contact Information:

Terrence Little - West Side Principal
Terrance Little, Principal
Erik McMahon - West Side Asst. Principal
Eric McMahon, Assistant Principal

Marcus Muhammad - West Side Asst. Principal

Marcus Muhammad, Assistant Principal
Chaitra Wade - West Side Asst. Principal
Chaitra Wade, Assistant Principal

C. Gearring, Administrative Assistant

Jason Johnson - West Side Restorative Justice Liaison
Jason Johnson- Restorative Justice Liaison


900 Gerry Street
Gary, IN 46406
(219) 413-9870