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Young Womens Leadership School

Public | 6-11 | 495 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2013

My daughter goes to this school. Their course work is great. I like the format of teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

My daughter started 6th grade this fall and is has been a great experience for our whole family.The principle,Laura ,greets the girls every morning and is open to any discussions about what is happening at school with students and their parents.This is a warm,nuturing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

The teachers are really helpful and understanding and the class size is average.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2007

I am pleased that a Junior High School of this caliber has opened in Astoria. The students have shown great school spirit. This couldn't be done with out great leadership from the Principal, teachers and staff. I am very fortunate to have my daughter enrolled at TYWLS fo Astoria.
—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 30% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students29%
Female29%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander34%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Female46%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female37%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students28%
Female28%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students74%
Female74%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students77%
Female77%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Chemistry

All Students83%
Female83%
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 population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant83%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

English

All Students87%
Female87%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female95%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Global History and Geography

All Students79%
Female79%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female89%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students81%
Female81%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students80%
Female80%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 "A" 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
Hispanic 2 41% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 39% 9%
White 2 16% 48%
Black 1 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 281%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 16%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

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

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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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

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

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents43083%
Students57399%
Teachers2368%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. LAURA A. MITCHELL
Gender
  • All girls

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M60, Q102, Q18, Q19, Q69. Subways - N, Q to 30th Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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23-15 Newtown Ave
Long Island City, NY 11105
Phone: (718) 267-2839

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