Welcome To West Side Leadership Academy
We the staff, parents and community of West Side Leadership Academy are committed to challenging our academically able student body to their highest potential.
We hold high expectations that each student will have a successful transition to middle school and develop and/or maintain a positive self-image, a strong academic foundation, employability skills, and an awareness of professional and career options.
Each student will strive to be productive, responsible, and caring citizen in a diverse, global and technological world through an accelerated and enriched differentiated curriculum for academically advanced students.
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Mr. Keller has taught at West Side for years. He is full of energy, creativity and dedication to his students. Mr. Keller was instrumental in raising our math proficiency to 52% among first time test-takers in Spring 2014. Furthermore, 82% of his students passed the Algebra ECA in Spring 2015. He consistently pushes himself and his students to achieve better results and can frequently be seen afterschool tutoring students. Not only is he respected by students, but he is respected by his peers. This year, he was selected as the 10th grade team lead. He has been featured in the NWI times for his accomplishments. Thank you, Mr. Keller!
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West Side Leadership Academy is a public high school located on the west side of Gary, Indiana in a residential, urban setting. The population of Gary is approximately 80,300. In 1968, West Side High School opened its doors for grades 9-12 in a flourishing neighborhood that was well-maintained and a community of people that worked and lived in unity.
In 2009, West Side acquired grades 7 & 8 and remained a 7-12 school until the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Changes in the city of Gary have also affected West Side, whose student population is reflective of the population of the surrounding neighborhood. West Side serves a predominantly African-American student population.
For the 2014-2015 school year, enrollment was just under 900. In spite of the unique challenges facing West Side, it is still standing and making strides in the right direction! With the leadership of the new administration, West Side hopes to become one of the best high schools in Northwest Indiana.
9th & Gerry Street
Gary, IN 46406
Mr. Terrance Little, Principal
Chaitra Wade, Asst. Principal
Mr. Eric McMahon, Asst. Principal
Marcus Muhammad, Asst. Principal