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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Richards School for Young Women Leaders is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Austin, TX. It has 856 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Richards School for Young Women Leaders Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
121 responses
Average ACT
27
77 responses
AP Enrollment
74%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$70,395
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,329
National
$949
Median Home Value
$375,684
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Homecoming week
    29%
  • College Trips
    26%
  • Alumni Panel
    12%
  • Pep Ralley
    12%
  • Star Walk
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
856
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,957
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,764/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders really lives up to its mission statement. Having the chance to attend the school for up to 6 years, the students really create a strong relationship with staff and faculty! From 6th to 11th grade, girls are required to take field trips to colleges where they're able to feel what it's like being on a college campus. In 11th grade, girls get the experience of having the ability to be an intern at a company based on the pathway they chose in 9th grade : engineering, media-tech, or bio-med. Such an amazing school, and great for preparing for college.
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The Ann Richards School For Young Women Leaders dedicates itself to preparing young women to attend and graduate from college commit to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, lead with courage and compassion, and serve the solve problems creatively and ethically.
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.