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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Dallas, TX. It has 549 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
119 responses
Average ACT
25
84 responses
AP Enrollment
99%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$43,553
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,061
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,747
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • TRADITIONS WEEK; CROSSING OVER; INSTALLATION
    28%
  • Cultural week
    16%
  • Last day of School
    15%
  • Powderpuff game
    15%
  • Last day of the semesters
    9%
  • Thanksgiving week
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
549
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,985
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,273/ year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School Reviews

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Because it's such a small school there aren't very many options for classes or focuses. I wish I had gone to another school for more freedom. There aren't a lot of school events, which means students don't get the traditional high school experience. Rangel is pretty boring. There's also a lot of pressure to start a club or win an award, and if you don't volunteer, you feel bad. The environment is very competitive, with most students in the 90-100 gpa range. The teachers really care about the students and the content. There's a forced culture of sisterhood, but if you go in after 6th grade like me, you'll never be fully accepted. There are no sports, and very little diversity. However, Rangel really prepares students for college. Consequently, if you don't attend a prestigious school, you're looked down upon. If you join the military you will be negatively talked about for years. Rangel is advertised as a STEM school, but there aren't any special classes other schools don't have.
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Attending Irma Rangel has taught me to be independent and gain confidence in myself from the different classes and organizations that I've taken part of. Not only are academics at a very good level in this school but so is community, being here has given me the opportunity to grow and mature along with my fellow classmates. Coming from a graduating class of only 57 seniors, our relationship and bond with each other has given me the sense of like a second family to me along with teachers and staff too. Administration has greatly encouraged unity and looking after our fellow "sister" which is one of the reasons why I love this school. However a change that I would like to see is the school having more than one sport being available for students and more resources that can reduce stress and help with mental health - not only for students but for teachers as well.
Overall, Irma Rangel is a great institution for girls who are seeking to major in the STEM field. The school offers advanced, challenging courses and alleviates financial stress by providing free classes that prepare students for tests, such as the ACT and SAT. It is a friendly environment where the student-teacher relationship is positive, creating a comfortable and safe environment for students to learn in. The institution promotes leadership by further guidance in communication skills and resume building. Through this many students, including myself, have participated in internships and study-abroad programs. Despite its remarkable focus on academics, Irma Rangel YWLS could better by offering a wider variety of extra curricular activities. This can be done by offering more sport options and putting more emphasis on the arts.