West Side Leadership Academy



West Side Leadership Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Side Leadership Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 142
8 137
9 178
10 214
11 261
12 299

West Side Leadership Academy is a public high school of the Gary Community School Corporation located in Gary, IN. It has 1,231 students in grades 7th through 12th. West Side Leadership Academy is the 87th largest public high school in Indiana and the 4,493rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 29.3 to 1.

Total Students: 1,231
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 29.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 42

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West Side Leadership Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 659
(54%)
1,598
(51%)
 Female 572
(46%)
1,540
(49%)

West Side Leadership Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,169
(95%)
2,929
(93%)
 Two or More 34
(3%)
129
(4%)
 Hispanic 16
(1%)
45
(1%)
 White 9
(1%)
27
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
7
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

West Side Leadership Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 959
(78%)
2,428
(77%)
 Not Eligible 239
(19%)
614
(20%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(3%)
96
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Side Leadership Academy is ranked 32nd out of 0 ranked schools in Indiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Side Leadership Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (80.6%) is significantly higher than the state average of 43.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West Side Leadership Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1302
2006 1316
2007 1332
2008 1226
2009 1792
2010 1672
2011 1464
2012 1231

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.8
2006 N/A
2007 21.8
2008 18.3
2009 17.4
2010 15.9
2011 17.1
2012 29.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53379416282642
2006 0.49468085106383
2007 0.5487987987988
2008 0.55709624796085
2009 0.64118303571429
2010 0.72906698564593
2011 0.71379781420765
2012 0.80584890333063

Compare West Side Leadership Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.3% 16.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,930.0% 29.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 80.6%
 

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