Young Women's Leadership Academy
- Public, All-Girls
- EL PASO, TX
Young Women's Leadership Academy Reviews
Rating 4.42 out of 5 12 reviews
I have been at this school for 3 years and my experience of being here at this school has been amazing and I have grown as a person. The teachers at the school are amazing and encourage us to follow our dreams. Even though sometimes the homework can be overwhelming, it helps in the long-run. Our school has great opportunities for young women. However when it comes to sports, some girls that try-out may not get in if they are "new" or they don't have a lot of experience.
I have gone to the school since my 7th grade year and am going to be the first graduating class. The Young Women's Leadership Academy has allowed me to explore and find colleges and careers I want to do when I am older. Along with that I was able to take PSAT's since my 7th grade year preparing me for the SAT's. The teachers and staff there are amazing as they encourage us, the students, to our future's. I admit that the school does have it's faults in how things are run sometimes but the school is still fairly new and trying things out and I believe that as the school grows and gets more girls attending and graduating the better it will become!
I liked the bond I had with the other girls since there were only 42 people in my class. I like how education-based the school was. Something they could improve on was having classes designated towards a specific career path, such as engineering or the medical field.
YWLA is filled with hard working girls from 6-12th grade. Our staff is extremely dedicated to attending to the students needs, they never fail to help us succeed in our journey to college. We have many clubs and activities that allow us to get away from our work and still put our brains to work but all while having fun.
My daughter loves it and I love it because it challenges her and keeps her up to parr. If your daughter is gifted, she needs to come here and will dir right in.
I am currently enrolled as a freshman at the Young Women's Leadership Academy. Since 6th grade my experience here has been great and I have grown so much as a person. At this school they not only focus on academics but other skills such as leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking. Although sometimes the work can feel overwhelming, it is great preparation for college and will pay off in the long run.
My experience so far at the Young Women's Leadership Academy is great, the office is very helpful and friendly, the culture at the school is very friendly, the students are able to ask for help when they need it, and the teachers are always happy to help any student in any concept.
I love the focus in school with an all-girl environment, and how we are always on task with our academics and schoolwork. I do wish that we had a more competitive sports culture though. Since he is a high school of only about 100 students, we are limited not only to the number of girls in a sport, but we are also limited to the number of sports we can have. This school is also very short-staffed, and for some sports like volleyball, swimming, and soccer, they are coached by people who don't have any passion for the sport and end up wasting a lot of practice time due to coaches who aren't dedicated to the sport. It's quite frustrating to see, but hiring staff isn't up to the students, so there's not much we can do about it. We, as a school, are still and will always be dedicated to our schoolwork. We all thrive to score higher than each other, and that's what pushes each one of us to be the top of our class. It's a friend's competition within the entre high school.
What I really like about this school is that it is a small school so each grade level has a sense of sisterhood and unity and the teachers focus and care about students. It could improve by providing more emphasis on the music and theater programs since a large portion of the girls at this school have an interest in the arts and this program can sometimes receive less funding than other programs at the school with fewer students involved.
At this school the teachers are very kind and understanding, and they encourage students to keep learning. The students are very knit together that help each other, everybody in the same grade level knows each other. This is due to the small amount of students in each class, the freshman class has around 60 people. The classes are rigorous and there is many opportunities at the school.