West Side Leadership Academy

9th And Gerry St

Gary, IN 46406

Tel: (219)977-2100
Grades 7-12
1,075 students
West Side Leadership Academy serves 1,075 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the IN average of 18:1.
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.
Gary Community Corp School District's 45% graduation rate is lower than the IN state average of 81%.

School Overview

The student population of 1075 students has declined by 35% over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 54% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 1,075 students
West Side Leadership Academy Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % West Side Leadership Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
West Side Leadership Academy Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade West Side Leadership Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 18:1
West Side Leadership Academy Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
1%
10%
West Side Leadership Academy Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
96%
12%
West Side Leadership Academy Black Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
3%
4%
West Side Leadership Academy Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.08 0.27
West Side Leadership Academy Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
66%
41%
West Side Leadership Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
3%
8%
West Side Leadership Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Gary Community Corp School District's student population of 8,594 students has decreased by 22% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 45% has decreased from 49% over five years.
The revenue/student of $15,509 is higher than the state average of $12,273. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $15,351 is higher than the state average of $10,163. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Gary Community Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
3
Number of Students Managed 8,594 1,472
Gary Community  Corp School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 45% 81%
Gary Community  Corp School District Graduation Rate (2002-2014)
District Total Revenue $183 MM $19 MM
Gary Community  Corp School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $181 MM $16 MM
Gary Community  Corp School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,509 $12,273
Gary Community  Corp School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,351 $10,163
Gary Community  Corp School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Morton Senior High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Charles N Scott Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brunswick Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • GaryBrunswick Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 567 students
    0.3 miles
    5701 West 7th Ave
    GaryIN 46404
    (219)977-2162
    0.3KG-6567
  • GaryAspire Charter AcademyCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 697 students
    0.7 miles
    4900 West 15th Ave
    GaryIN 46406
    (219)944-7400
    0.7KG-8697
  • HammondMorton Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1226 students
    1.9 miles
    6915 Grand Ave
    HammondIN 46323
    (219)989-7316
    1.99-121226
  • HammondCharles N Scott Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 823 students
    2.1 miles
    3635 173rd St
    HammondIN 46323
    (219)989-7340
    2.16-8823
  • GaryBeveridge Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 361 students
    2.3 miles
    1234 Cleveland St
    GaryIN 46404
    (219)977-2123
    2.3KG-6361

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