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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Talkington School for Young Women Leaders is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Lubbock, TX. It has 466 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Talkington School for Young Women Leaders Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1120
119 responses
Average ACT
23
35 responses
AP Enrollment
81%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$48,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,500
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
  • Letterman Ceremony
    18%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • School spirit week!
    16%
  • Teachers vs Students Lip Sync Battle
    16%
  • Ring Ceremony
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
466
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,977
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
$10,522/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Talkington School for Young Women Leaders Reviews

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I’ve gone to Talkington since 6th grade and believe that, overall, it is a great school from an academic standpoint. It has definitely prepared me for college and made me more hard working in general. However, the admins are extremely particular about issues which hold little importance relating to academics (type of pants, proper shoes, sock color, etc.). Socially, the atmosphere of the school is mostly positive. Though, the high school experience offered at Talkington differs from that of a traditional school, it is made up for in the strong work ethic and ability to advocate for oneself which is instilled in each girl who attends.
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It's a very great school if you are a more STEM-based person, but if you have other interests it might not be the school for you. There are very little fine arts programs such as art, choir, piano,robotic, and a couple of computer classes. It is a very college readiness school, they teach you about colleges very early so you will be prepared when you graduate. There is a great student- teacher connection and small class sizes, there are also a lot of opprotunites to go out of lubbock to vist other other colleges as well.
Talkington prides in academics and making sure that all students succeed in academics. Talkington is also a small class school which makes teacher to student ration higher and allows for better connections made with the teachers and students. Some change that I would like the see made is the importance and resource of sports. Talkington does not have many sports because they are mainly academics based but sports can be helpful and an outlet for some students. Same with the music and arts which I feel is slightly neglected. Finally, admin can seem to be strict on some small aspects but give little care to more important matters. Overall though I feel that Talkington is wonderful with a kind atmosphere and stong sisterhood.