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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 323

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2641 South Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 949-9400
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November 25, 2014
This school has been the best decision I made for my daughter. Academic wise the school truly challenges the girls to reach their full potential and beyond. In addition to preparing them for the real world. My daughter has had countless opportunities here and has maintained honor roll status. This school is the best and there is nothing bad that can be said

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
My school is creative and even through we might not have what eery other school got we still can be family and we can be ourselves around it other

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2014
My school is a very disciplined, zero tolerance school. My school gives your personality a certain attentiveness to it. You can always connect with a teacher because they are always available. Your teachers make each student feel like there own. No more being put into a category with hooligans. You are not stereotyped or labeled by the color of your skin or outside appearance but more so your personality and self discipline. Everyone is self-governed. We all have a sense of freedom and while not being leisure they create a relaxed environment. They will always invest as much time need to help or improve your academic scores. Every grade has special things they are rewarded for. The school is strict but when following the rules you are always rewarded. It always pays off. You make friends because not everyone is friendly but you will always have one person that has opened arms whether a teacher or a student. I like that there is a variety of people you encounter. They schedule meetings with people that can change the way we think. The dean is a very fun woman. Parents are highly involved with every students school life. No students discipline or academic scores go unnoticed.

- submitted by a community member
November 19, 2013
YWLCS is a great school for girls. The leadership there is AWESOME. The staff are very connected to the students lives inside and outside of school. They reach out to the students and parents at every convenience there is. The students have every opportunity of learning as long as they put effort in all they want to do and the staff would help see to that. They are teaching the kids to LEADERS and they have truly lived up to their name. I love YWLCS and I approve that YWLCS is the best all girl school that ROCKS!!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
I love YWLCS!!! They teach these young ladies things they normally wouldn't learn. My 7th grader has learn how to create a budget/business plan! She has an opportunity for a college tour (already) and an after school science program with real scientists!!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2011
The academics are different, but not necessarily better than any other school. The students' behavior is often rude and disrespectful, even for teenagers. I'm not someone who thinks all kids just need more discipline, but these girls could use some discipline and some character education. I like the concept behind the school, but I'm not really impressed with what they're actually doing.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
Young Women's Leadership Charter School has many great programs that I believe has enabled the students to explore different career options and fields as well as prepare them for their future. Also the creativity here is outstanding; it's great to see every students individuality expressed through their own creations. Young Women's Leadership Charter School has changed my life for the better

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Because they expose young women to so many opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
My school is a great school because it teaches you beyond the basic skills. It makes you and allows you to think deeper. I am a student there, and you are seen as an individual instead of being grouped. It is a small school, so teachers and grades are more available. It is a loving and deeply educating school! I love it!

- submitted by a community member
April 18, 2010
its a good school with good ways to help help young girls in the city of chicago and to help girl to suceed

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
This is a hands on learning school. the teachers inspires the girls to take their education to the next level. This cool is truly design to meet the needs of young women.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
It a great school, with great teacher and great opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 17, 2010
There is such a high level of respect in this school. This is a great academic community!

- submitted by a teacher
April 17, 2010
This is my first year at a charter school in chicago. It's pretty good. The teachers really take their time out and help you with whatever.

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2010
It's my first year going to a charter school in chicago. It's pretty good, and the teachers take thier time out to help you.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2010
This is my first year here. It's a pretty good school so far. The curriculum is the best type i've seen in years. Although the discipline area needs a bit of work.I think i'll probably consider coming back next year.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2006
This is my 3rd year at young women's and it isnt as bad as i thought it would be. I am a sophmore here and in my opinion all of the teachers dont only care about our academics but also our personal lives. If we have a problem they really get to the root of everything. We also have a lot of activities here such as yearbook, tennis, softball, basketball, etc. The parents here are also really good with staying involved in what there children do. We have parent conference nights which are interesting and fun. So if you ask me Young Womens is a really good school! -Ashley Sharp

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2006
After 2 years at YWLCS, I had to transfer my daughter. There were some very fabulous teachers but things are inconsistent. The turn around of teachers each year should be an indication that something is wrong, especially when good staff leave. The stories my daughter came home with about lack of discipline made me rethink her attendance there.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2006
Both of my daughters attend YWLCS, I am pleased to say that this is a good environment for girls to excel in. I believe it prepares the girls well for performing academically at any university. The teachers are motivated to help each child succeed in life and academics and it shows. Even though the school does not have a gymnasium, they offer plenty of other activities to compensate for not having a gym. Two thumbs up.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2004
Hello. I've been going to YWLCS for two years now. I really like the curriculum. The school is very diverse. I like attending this school. We are taught to be leaders, not followers. The school excels in technology, math, and science. The extracurricular activities are many. You can choose anything from yearbook to kumba lynx! They prepare you not only for college, but life. I highly recommend this school for any girl you know.

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2003
YWLCS is a great school! It's a very diverse, I believe it's great for my daughter because diversity is what makes the world go around. The teachers are genuinely concerned for their students by going above & beyond their call of duty to assure the students get a great education. I'd recommend this school to anyone who has a daughter.

- submitted by a parent
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Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School
2641 South Calumet Avenue, Chicago, IL  60616
(312) 949-9400
Last modified Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School is a Charter school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top