District Profile

Nationally Recognized

Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts Wolverines

Serving students and families for eleven years, Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts provides a high-quality education that integrates the teaching of character education, values and self-discipline, incorporates technology (providing personal laptops in grades 2-8), stresses the importance of school attendance and addresses the emotional needs of each student. While our highly qualified teachers focus on specific educational needs, getting to know the whole child is a responsibility every employee takes seriously. It is a privilege to serve our families, and we welcome the opportunity to become partners in the education of your child!

Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts (WCSA) opened in 2007 with 75 students in grades K-3. As our first school focusing on The Arts, Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts has grown to over 380 students in grades K-8.


Partners with our Parents

"WCSA has been a blessing to all who attend here because the kids have the opportunity to learn dance, join the choir, play a school provided instrument, and participate in art where they can have their accomplishments displayed in an art show. I also love how the school is gradually growing with various clubs that the kids can be involved in along with perfectly matched instructors for each of these groups. Attending this school has been the best decision we have ever made!!"
- Debbi Kapala

"Westside Community School of the Arts has really impacted my son, and myself! My son loves the staff at the school, and the teachers really put the children first making sure they stay on track doing their best. The teachers keep me updated with my son's progress, and makes sure his education is priority. I feel comfortable taking him to school every day because it is a very safe school. Looking forward to another school year!"
- Sarah Wray, Parent


School Snapshots

3rd Grade Reading Guarantee

  • 93% of the 3rd grade students passed the 2016-2017 reading guarantee.
  • The AIR state test is administered three times a year in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • The MAP approved district assessment is administered three times a year in the winter, spring, and summer.

Academic Growth on MAP Tests

  • 21% increase in 1st grade English/Language Arts
  • 22% increase in 1st grade Math
  • 20.2% increase in 2nd grade Math

2017-2018 Student Demographics

  • 40% Hispanic, 30% African American, 23% Caucasian, 7% Multiracial
  • 99% of students qualify for federal free/reduced meals
  • Average student to teacher ratio is 21:1

Student activities offered at Constellation Schools: Westside Community School of the Arts

  • Student Daily Classes
    • Band
    • Orchestra
    • Vocal/General Music
    • Visual Arts
    • Dance – Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Tap
  • Student Clubs
    • Basketball & Volleyball
    • Cheerleading
    • Student Council
    • Student Ambassadors
    • Art
    • Anime
    • Recycle
    • Honors Choir
    • Jazz Band, Brass Band, Woodwind Band
    • Girls on the Run

Awards & Recognition

  • National Charter School Art Competition – Awards were given for:
    • 1st Place
    • 2nd Place
    • 3rd Place
    • Overall Best Classroom
  • Cleveland Airport Art Contest – Mythical Creatures
    • Out of 20 awards given, the students at Westside Community School of the Arts received 5 awards. Their artwork is displayed at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
  • Buckeye Hope Writing Challenge
    • Third Grade Level Winner

Community Connections

Our goal is to be a part of the neighborhood in which we serve by collaborating with local organizations. Active partnerships include:

  • Cleveland Public Library
  • The Near West Theatre
  • Lakewood Arts Festival
  • Bellefaire JCB
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library System

Giving Back to the Community

  • 498 cans of food were donated to the Cleveland Food Bank
  • $1,343 was donated to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society through Pennies for Patients
  • $200 was donated to the Providence House by the Student Ambassadors
  • $875 was donated to a local church to help with shipping items to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief