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Young Women's Leadership School of Queens

Public | 6-12 | 507 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2014

Boring an have nothing to offer. They also have a lack of learning an teaching the grading system is really bad


Posted March 3, 2014

HELLO EVERYONE ,HERES SOME GOOD NEWS THE SCHOOL HAS IMPROVED SO MUCH SINCE WE HAVE A NEW PRINCIPAL ,MRS MARLA PANDAY ....THE STUDENTS NOW HAVE THE BOOKS ,SUPPLIES ,SMARTBOARDS,COMPUTERS,PRINTERS ..MORE TEACHERS THAT WERE NEEDED,,OVER 10 CLUBS AFTERSCHOOL,YMCA AFTER SCHOOL ,THE COMMUNITY HOUSE PROGRAM WHICH IS ALL YEAR ROUND AT THE SCHOOL . SCHOOL DANCES ,MOVIE NIGHT ,EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO NEARBY COLLEGES FOR ALL GRADES ,,ANOTHER GYN TEACHER ,FRENCH ,SPANISH TEACHER ,MUSIC TEACHER ..AND FINALLY A WEB SITE LETTING PARENTS NO EVERYTHING THAT GOING ON IN THE SCHOOL ..SATURDAY SCHOOL FOR ELA ,STATE TEST ..AND ON WED,THURS PREP FOR MATH STATE TEST ..YES THE SCHOOL IS ON THE BALL ..PREP CLASS FOR REGENTS TOO...AND A NEW COLLEGE COUNSELOR WHO IS GREAT ...THE PTA IS DOING GREAT ..WE HAVE HAD MANY FUND RAISERS ..AND ALL HAVE BEEN A SUCCESS ..EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYBODY ..TEACHERS ,PARENTS,STUDENTS ..TEACHERS ARE FINALLY HAPPY ,STUDENTS DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BULLYING AND KNOW ONE IS TREATED DIFFERENT .WE ALSO HAVE PICTURES ON OUR WEBSITE OF DIFFERENT EVENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN OUR SCHOOL ,THE SCHOOL DOES HAVE AP COURSES, YES THIS IS ALL TAKING PLACE AT OUR SCHOOL TYWLS..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2012

The phone number is (718) 725-0402. principle Avionne Gumbs, vp Jennifer Pineda, parent co-odinator Leslie Harding. My daughter came in in 8th grade from a failing school, and I am pleased w/ the school. When you put effort in your child's education, by being involved, showing you are interested, it makes it more rewarding, what they bring home. My daughter is not a talker, but she goes for afterschool help. They've gone on trips to college every year she's been there, and has received info from numerous colleges. This school has given her the push to do well to get a scholarship for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

Can someone please give me more information on this school, I plan to send my daughter there, she will be going to the tenth grade. currently she is attending John Bowne HS, She is doing very well in her classes, but I am not satisfied with the school! It allows a lot of inappropriate behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

The best thing about this school is the college bound program. The college counselor is young, professional and is up to date with her information. It's great that the younger students have the opportunity to visit colleges. My daughter has benefited greatly from attending college trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

Unsatisfactory leadership. Girls are not nurtured as was promised during interview. My daughter was not prepared for high school during middle school. Most of her accomplishments were due to private tutoring and independent studies. Teachers are abusive with little or no intervention from the Principal. Students are suspended almost daily. Abuse of power by inexperienced Administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I am the parent of an 11th grade student at this school. My daughter was recruited from 6th grade and has been at this school since 7th grade. This school has NOT gotten her ready for college. I have noticed this school is more concerned about how the girls look then what the academics of the girls. Parents BEWARE this school looks great from the outside looking in, but there are too many shady things happening on the inside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I find in the short period of time my daughter has been at this school, a lot has happened for her. Her confidence is improving, she is getting better at completing her assignments, and the encouragement to be more involved I appreciate. The school's populace is much smaller, all girls, and has a college-bound program that is very progressive. She has already met with colleges this week, to see what is being offered to her. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
41%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
75%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
62%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students38%
Female38%
Malen/a
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students27%
Female27%
Malen/a
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%

English

All Students85%
Female85%
Malen/a
African American91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Geometry

All Students53%
Female53%
Malen/a
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

Global History and Geography

All Students69%
Female69%
Malen/a
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Integrated Algebra

All Students76%
Female76%
Malen/a
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities23%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Living Environment

All Students68%
Female68%
Malen/a
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities42%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female94%
Malen/a
African American93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 57% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 21% 9%
Hispanic 2 19% 23%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 273%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
6.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
3.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
5.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
4.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents38978%
Students513100%
Teachers3091%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. AVIONNE GUMBS
Gender
  • All girls

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - Q1, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, Q17, Q2, Q20A, Q24, Q25, Q3, Q36, Q4, Q40, Q41, Q42, Q43, Q5, Q54, Q56, Q6, Q65, Q76, Q77, Q8, Q83, Q84, Q85, Q9. Subways - E, J, Z to Jamaica Center - Parsons - Archer; F to Parsons Blvd
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
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Parent involvement
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
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150-91 87th Rd
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 725-0402

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