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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  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 424 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
2123 W Huisache Ave
San Antonio, TX 78201
Telephone
(210) 438-6525

Young Women's Leadership Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
67 responses
Average ACT
26
28 responses
AP Enrollment
96%
Living in the Area
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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
$49,711
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,700
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Fall festival
    47%
  • Senior farewell
    13%
  • Talent show, Christmas Celebrations, Pep Rally
    13%
  • High school football game clash of the classes
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
424
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,765
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
$13,636/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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The seven years I have had at YWLA were not the smoothest but very successful. Starting off as a 6th grader, I was initially very excited, although as the years progressed into high school, it got remotely difficult. I juggled, sports, fine arts (dance) as well as the main priority of academics overall. TIME management was everything and the most major key in being successful at this college preparatory middle and high school. Though there were struggles, there were many perks of this school. Teachers were ALWAYS there and easy to contact. Leadership is the title of school and teachers and staff always influenced the students to be pushed in that direction. Though there were many complaints on the amount of work that we received, I can absolutely be honest and say that it has HELPED so dramatically in my first taste of college. It felt normal to juggle all the work because I was already so used to it from this school. Handwork truly does pay off.
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The academics that were provided by the Young Women's Leadership Academy were by far superb. It definitely assured all their students to be college bound and pushed them to be accustomed to a work load similar to the collegiate level. The sisterhood, a common core value at YWLA, has comforted, encouraged, and empowered me not only as a student but as well as a young woman. Although YWLA has many strong points, it could work on strengthening subjects that do not get much attention such as arts or humanities. The teacher retention rate is also an aspect that affects students, however I know the students still push through and preform. Overall, YWLA is a great school and I love my nearly ending experience.
The school is outstanding when it comes to academics, they really prepare you for college and challenge you to be your best. I will say though attending the school did take a toll on my mental stability and is more or less the only complaint besides too much homework. Since it's a small school you really get to know your classmates and the teachers get to know you too and they try to make sure you're doing okay.