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


RSS Latest News

  • GCSC football players exemplify teamwork and compassion September 24, 2016
     The high school football season has begun and region teams are competing each week under the Friday night lights hoping to be able to make a trip downstate later this fall. However, at the Gary […]
  • Dana Evans proves age is just a number September 22, 2016
    West Side girls’ basketball point guard Dana Evans has faced challenges and opportunities that would best most girls her age. Yet, she shows no signs of slowing down. Evans has dominated competition since joining the […]
  • Clubs that benefit the student and the school September 20, 2016
    West Side Leadership Academy is a school that is slowly becoming known for not just athletics, but their clubs and activities as well. As you walk down the halls of the school, one can share […]
  • GCSC high schools offer wide variety of opportunities to students September 18, 2016
     High school is the time in students’ lives when they find themselves. They start making plans for colleges or careers that will impact the rest of their lives and the stamp that they have on […]
  • What do extracurricular activities mean to Principal Terrance? September 18, 2016
    “It’s a necessity. Extra-curricular activities in general are a necessity,” Terrance Little, principal of West Side Leadership Academy, said. Principal Little understands the academic side of school, but wants the students to be able to […]