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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago is a public, charter school located in Chicago, IL. It has 249 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 10% in reading.
About Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
2641 S Calumet Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
Telephone
(312) 949-9400
Website

Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
10%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
860
31 responses
Average ACT
18
80 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,641
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,564
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
31%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Power Puff Game
    18%
  • Flag football games
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
249
Free or Reduced Lunch
93%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,254
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Young Women's Leadership Charter School of Chicago Reviews

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My experience at Young Women's is amazing. I have so much fun learning and laughing with friends and teachers etc. Young Women's is preparing me for the real world and is giving me guidance/ advice on how to succeed in it. I've built relationships with everyone in my school because they are all loving, caring, helpful, and understanding and I thank them for that and for making me into this wonderful person I am now. There is nothing in the world I would change about Young Women's Leadership Charter School.
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YWLCS has been my home for 4 years now. This school is all about LEADERSHIP and SISTERHOOD. The teachers and staff have always provided opportunities for me to grow as a student and as a young adult. The class sized are very small and so is the school population which great because everyone knows me personally. The only con for attending YWLCS is the funding. Since YWLCS is such a small school we don't receive much funding from the state, and they depend on internal donors so are resources in the school aren't as great.
Young Women’s Leadership Charter School has helped me mold myself and form my morals. They guide hi in the direction that you feel is best for you. Every teacher that I’ve come in contact with has been there for me and has helped me to reach my goals on an entirely new level. The staff there is more like family than anything because they are going to be behind you for as long as you need them to be. They look out for you and take care of you as if you are their own. Academically I’ve grown tremendously, I started my freshman year not knowing a lot of things because I was homeschooled and the things that I was taught were completely different than your traditional education. But, every teacher and member of Young Women’s helped me grow and helped me to get an understanding of what I was doing