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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Young Women's Leadership Academy is a highly rated, public, charter, magnet school located in San Antonio, TX. It has 495 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Young Women's Leadership Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
101 responses
Average ACT
25
44 responses
AP Enrollment
96%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$41,081
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Median Home Value
$114,821
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Fall festival
    44%
  • Talent show, Christmas Celebrations, Pep Rally
    19%
  • Senior farewell
    13%
  • High school football game clash of the classes
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
495
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,889
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,933/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Young Women’s Leadership Academy is an experience unlike any other, and helps young girls harness their potential and dreams to make them young women with ambition and life goals. The teachers here, whether they teacher dance or AP biology, are passionate about teaching their students. They not only teach but also guide us, listen to our troubles, and help us reach our goals. Without these teachers, who do everything in their power to help their students, many of the girls wouldn’t be where they are now. This school pushes its students to excel while also minding our physical, emotional, and mental health. They also teach us to be leaders, and to mindful of ourselves and others. The only thing I have to complain about is the old infrastructure of the school, though hopefully soon Young Women’s Leadership Academy SAISD while be relocated to a newer building. Although so far my time at this school has been nothing but inspirational and educational.
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I absolutely love this school! The teachers are always there for you and the administration is very willing to talk with you if you have any problems. However, the workload is a lot and the school definitely isn’t for everyone.
My overall experience was one that I could never forget. The environment at YWLA is so loving and caring. The teachers are always there for you no matter what, they are welling to help you in a drop of a penny. During the seven years I been there, I created a family that no one will understand but my YWLA sisters. The bond there is so strong that you feel conformable asking questions, going to tutoring and asking for help. There were times were I wanted to give up but my YWLA family picked me right back up because they wanted me to succeed in life. Now I am going to a four year university and I could not do it without them. They prepared me for college so much and I am ready. The most hardest things I had to do was leaving that school because I left my second family and home. Now I have to grow up as a young woman and I could not have done it without this school.