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Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted April 19, 2010

Because they expose young women to so many opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 17, 2010

It a great school, with great teacher and great opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

There is such a high level of respect in this school. This is a great academic community!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted April 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

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28%

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61%

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74%

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68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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41%

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61%

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79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female28%
Malen/a
Black33%
Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female41%
Malen/a
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female72%
Malen/a
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income75%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students7%
Female7%
Malen/a
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income6%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students24%
Female24%
Malen/a
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
11%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students10%
Female10%
Malen/a
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income9%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female26%
Malen/a
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students12%
Female12%
Malen/a
Black6%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income11%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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46%
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28%
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Reading growth at this school

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Average ACT score

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Graduation rate

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 79% 18%
Hispanic 11% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
White 5% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 99%N/A49%
Male 1%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Media arts
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Deniece Fields

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
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  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
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Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Dance
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