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 the Bill & 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
  • West Side Homecoming 2016
  • Winter Sports Schedule 2016-2017
  • School Activity Calendar 2016-2017

News Highlights

Congratulations to the West Side Leadership Academy Cheerleaders!

West Side Cougar Cheerleaders were honored to be hostess’s at
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’s annual Mayor’s Breakfast.

School Contact Information

Terrance Little, Principal

Eric McMahon, Assistant Principal

Chaitra Wade, Assistant Principal

Jason Johnson- Restorative Justice Liaison

C. Gearring, Administrative Assistant

900 Gerry Street

Gary, IN 46406
(219) 413-9870

RSS Latest News

  • Ms. Paige Obtains an Exclusive Art Grant February 14, 2018
    Congratulations to Ms. Paige for applying and obtaining an exclusive Art Grant for her classroom and her students. Fresh Artists expressed appreciation for Ms. Paige’s contributions to her community and for being awarded this grant […]
  • Service Learning Project: HELPING HANDS January 24, 2018
    West Side Leadership Academy Army JROTC “COUGAR BATTALION” Service Learning Project: HELPING HANDS MISSION: To provide much needed hygiene products to the homeless day shelter for women and children and transitional housing for women. Sojourner […]
  • Lady Cougars Serve our Community January 10, 2018
    On Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, our very own Lady Cougars volunteered at New Friendship Baptist Church’s Food Pantry. The Lady Cougars helped pack meals for families as they entered the building and also helped them carry […]
  • Community Dialogue January 4, 2018
    Please Join Us! We need your help in deciding how to make our shared vision for the children in the Gary Community School Corporation a reality. View Community PDF Community Dialogue Wednesday, January 17th Wirt/Emerson […]
  • Westside Basketball Schedule December 19, 2017
    Download the 2017-18 Basketball Schedule