West Side Leadership Academy

9th And Gerry St,

Gary, IN, 46406

Tel: (219)977-2100
Grades: 7-12

1,464 students

West Side Leadership Academy serves 1,464 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 29%.
West Side Leadership Academy operates within the Gary Community Corp School District.
The school district's 43% graduation rate is lower than the IN state average of 79%.

Overview

The student population of 1464 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,464 students
West Side Leadership Academy Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
West Side Leadership Academy Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Side Leadership Academy Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 17:1
West Side Leadership Academy Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
9%
West Side Leadership Academy Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
92%
13%
West Side Leadership Academy Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
71%
West Side Leadership Academy White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Side Leadership Academy Sch Ethnicity West Side Leadership Academy Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.15 0.73
West Side Leadership Academy Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
68%
41%
West Side Leadership Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
8%
West Side Leadership Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,215 students has decreased by 19% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 43% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Gary Community Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed 10,215 1,613
Gary Community  Corp School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 43% 79%
Gary Community  Corp School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $193 MM $21 MM
Gary Community  Corp School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $184 MM $18 MM
Gary Community  Corp School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,134 $13,002
Gary Community  Corp School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,413 $11,056
Gary Community  Corp School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West Gary Lighthouse (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is West Gary Lighthouse (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brunswick Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gary Brunswick Elementary School
    5701 West 7th Ave
    Gary , IN , 46404
    (219)977-2162
    0.3  mi  |  678  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Gary West Gary Lighthouse
    Charter School
    725 Clark Rd
    Gary , IN , 46406
    (219)977-9583
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  588  students  |  Gr.  KG-10
  • Gary Aspire Charter Academy
    Charter School
    4900 West 15th Ave
    Gary , IN , 46406
    (219)944-7400
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  667  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Gary Grissom Elementary School
    7201 West 25th Ave
    Gary , IN , 46406
    (219)844-2255
    1.9  mi  |  289  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Hammond Morton Senior High School
    6915 Grand Ave
    Hammond , IN , 46323
    (219)989-7316
    1.9  mi  |  1162  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Gary, IN public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.28, which is lower than the Indiana average of 0.29. The most diverse school in Gary is Hosford Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Indiana or national school diversity statistics.