West Side Leadership Academy

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.


  • OctoberEmployeeOfTheMonth

  • October 2015
    Mr. Keller

    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!

Upcoming Events

october 2015

13oct4:30 pm- 5:30 pmJunior Parent Meeting 4:30 (LLAB)
20oct4:30 pm- 5:30 pmSophomore Parent Meeting 4:30 (LLAB)
27oct4:30 pm- 5:30 pmFreshman Parent Meeting 4:30 (LLAB)
31octAll DayHalloween

november 2015

3nov4:30 am- 5:30 pmSenior Parent Meeting 4:30 (LLAB)
5nov4:30 pm- 5:30 pmJunior Parent Meeting 4:30 (LLAB)
11novAll DayVeterans’ Day
17nov4:30 pm- 5:30 pm9th and 10th Parent Meeting 4:30 (LLAB)
19novAll DayEnd of 1st Trimester
20novAll DayInstitute Day | No School
24novAll DayOpen House / Report Card Pick Up
26novAll DayThanksgiving Day
27novAll DayThanksgiving Holiday

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School History

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.

  • Address

    9th & Gerry Street
    Gary, IN 46406

  • Telephone

    Phone: 219-413-9870
    Fax: 219-977-2168

  • Principal

    Mr. Terrance Little, Principal
    Chaitra Wade, Asst. Principal
    Mr. Eric McMahon, Asst. Principal
    Marcus Muhammad, Asst. Principal