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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a top rated, public, alternative school located in Austin, TX. It has 785 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Richards School for Young Women Leaders Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
108 responses
Average ACT
27
76 responses
AP Enrollment
74%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$66,179
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,256
National
$949
Median Home Value
$301,614
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    29%
  • College Trips
    27%
  • Alumni Panel
    13%
  • Pep Ralley
    11%
  • Star Walk
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
785
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,975
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,703/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Richards School for Young Women Leaders Reviews

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When I first started my middle school journey I was very biased, I was told since an early age that the Ann Richards school for young women leaders shapes young women into leaders and that was just something that I didn't believe but after spending seven years at this school my life have completely changed. I am ready for college, im involved, im a good student but most importantly I am a leader and its all because of the amazing teachers, peers and administration that I have surrounding me and I will never be able to show them the gratitude and love that I have for this school.
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ARS has given be the best experiences of my life!! There's loads of support for college and reaching one's full potential! Every single junior gets a week long internship with a local company, every senior gets accepted to a 4-year university, everybody will have taken at least five AP classes by the end of their high school career (for most people, 7+).
All in all, I feel incredibly prepared for college and the world beyond because of Ann Richards.
I have enjoyed my time at Ann Richards. It has fantastic, caring teachers who put a lot of effort into ensuring students can succeed. It can be overwhelming at times, but I feel very prepared for college. I sometimes wish that the school was a bit bigger because then there would be more options for classes and clubs. Still, if you have a passion, I know that the faculty are very supportive.