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Overall Niche Grade
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  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, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
2206 PRATHER LN
AUSTIN, TX 78704
Telephone
(512) 414-3236

Richards School for Young Women Leaders Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
101 responses
Average ACT
27
67 responses
AP Enrollment
74%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$63,717
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,165
National
$949
Median Home Value
$285,900
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    32%
  • College Trips
    30%
  • Alumni Panel
    14%
  • Pep Ralley
    11%
  • Star Walk
    9%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

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%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,226
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 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
$12,710/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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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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Great faculty and staff! Student population is diverse and supportive of one another. Only downside is that there is a heavy work load. Courses are rigorous and students are prepared to attend and graduate college. Good support from school and amazing opportunities available throughout grades 6-12.
Our school recquires sophomores to take AP World History, juniors to take AP US History and AP English, and seniors to take AP English and one AP or dual credit science class. Upperclassmen also the option of taking a few different AP classes as their electives, such as computer science or, in previous years, AP Environmental Science.

Another awesome and unique thing about ARS is our Pathways. Highschool students are in one of three pathways - Engineering, Media Tech, or Biomed. Each year students will take one class in their pathway. These paths teach students everything they need to know about these male-dominated STEM career paths. Media tech students learn how to film, act, edit, and animate. Engineering students learn about architecture, technology, and various kinds of engineering and lots of math. Biomed students learn about the human body, medical interventions, and different medical jobs.

The overall workload of the school can be overwhelming to new students because it is very similar to a college workload. The great thing about this is that students are forced to learn good time management skills. If you can't do that, you will either fail or hurt yourself from stress and lack of sleep.