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

Naturalization Examination 99% Passing

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900 Gerry Street

Gary, IN 46406


Carl Scott, Principal 

Marcus Upshaw – Assistant Principal

Earl Smith – Assistant Principal