West Side Leadership Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (219)977-2100
  • West Side Leadership Academy serves 885 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the IN average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • 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 885 students has declined by 39% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 69% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 885 students
West Side Leadership Academy Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % West Side Leadership Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
West Side Leadership Academy Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade West Side Leadership Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.10 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 34:1 19:1
West Side Leadership Academy Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Hispanic
2%
11%
West Side Leadership Academy Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
95%
12%
West Side Leadership Academy Black Students (1988-2015)
White
n/a
70%
West Side Leadership Academy White Students (1989-2014)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
West Side Leadership Academy Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
5%
West Side Leadership Academy Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups West Side Leadership Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.10 0.27
West Side Leadership Academy Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
75%
41%
West Side Leadership Academy Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
n/a
8%
West Side Leadership Academy Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • Gary Community Corp School District's student population of 8,137 students has decreased by 20% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 45% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,029 is higher than the state average of $11,417. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,033 is higher than the state average of $10,528. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District Name Gary Community Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
3
Number of Students Managed 8,137 1,465
Gary Community Corp School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 45% 81%
Gary Community Corp School District Graduation Rate (2002-2010)
District Total Revenue $112 MM $17 MM
Gary Community Corp School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $112 MM $15 MM
Gary Community Corp School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,029 $11,417
Gary Community Corp School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,033 $10,528
Gary Community Corp School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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