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1718 Robert B Cullum Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75210

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May 20, 2014
Rangel attracts students who have proven themselves through good grades, high test scores, and good citizenship. Other positives include a well-stocked library, college advisor, summer camps, and programs. Rangel is not the best school for an introverted or sensitive person. And although the art and drama teachers are excellent, the school itself may not be the best place for someone who values creativity over production. It is a good school for a driven, focused person who easily grasps math and science and doesn't get discouraged by lack of positive reinforcement. The workload is intense. My daughters have had midnight online deadlines on Saturdays. The block schedule makes deadlines hard to remember. Some assignments are due before school, others at the start of class, others online. Tutoring is available but not always helpful, because certain teachers can be intimidating. Nevertheless, the school is safe, the students are introduced to the wide range of possibilities for women, and outside funding from the Foundation for the Education of Young Women gives Rangel students access to camps, field trips, guest speakers, and literature that other schools cannot provide.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2014
To be honest, when I enrolled I thought was going to. Hard, but it is not hard, its a struggle. Some teachers are great. Others really don't teach well. The home work, and project are too much. So teachers want u to focus on their work, others don't teach anything. FINE ARTS IS BEING CUT! I asked a faculty from our school if they supported the fine arts. She said she did, but then again orchestra was cut. That was my passion. Extra activities are great, but their needs to be more variety. It is difficult, and I liked the school at first, but now, I dislike it greatly! I do not reccomend if you break during stress if u don't like being stressed out do not go it is harsh. And hopefully IG will get better over time.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2013
This school is very challenging and you have to be willing and determined to face the school. Once you are in the school, you will soon realize that although you may be struggling in your core classes, every teacher is there to help and guide you individually through tutoring. One of the most genuine characteristics about the school we are all sisters. We are all going to be there for each other, and follow the Rangel creed, "I believe I am my sister's keeper."

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2012
This school gave me a whole lot of homework and experience. I got to Atwell now, but I will forever miss Rangel, because the girls were always there for me and they were my sisters. However, my teachers were absolutely horrible.

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2012
This school helpped me do alot for my future. I am a student in Irma Lerma Rangel YWLS and I never thought I would! My first school year was so much fun, filled with friends, homework, and awsome extra caricular activities. All the teachers there are very welcoming so you can get used to your first year there. Since I am a second year student, I know how hard it is to be there when your in 6th grade. Your the first year students and don't know anybody. That is perfectly fine. That is what the awesome summer camps are for. So you can meet and interact with other panthers your age! It might be hard trying to catch up with all your classes the first few weeks, but you'll be happy you went there!! :)

- submitted by a student
September 29, 2011
Rangel is a great place that is doing many wonderful things, truly empowering young women with the tools succeed in college and beyond. National Blue Ribbon School, and Texas Business & Education Coalition Honor Roll School. The first public all girls school in the state, and a model for the 4 new all girls schools (Houston, Austin, Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Lubbock). Many thanks to the Posey family, the administrators, and the educators at Rangel.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
This is truly a "great school". There are no disciplinary problems so the teachers can focus on educating these smart young ladies. The principal is amazing, the teachers are passionate about educating and their expectations are high. Not only do they expect these girls to graduate high school... but they expect them to graduate from college. It's a challenging school, but when they enter college, I know they will be prepared.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Irma Rangel is a single sex school so it helps girls focus on schoolwork rather than boys and other things. This is definitely the most awesome school ever.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
it is a wonderful school, i do not worry about my daughter running danger because it is a safe school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
Irma Rangel is so wonderful because of its motivated, intelligent students and its caring, dedicated teachers. It is a fabulous place to get an education. I feel privileged to teach here.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 13, 2010
We're an all-girls' magnet school with AP curriculum grades 6 through 12. Our students work hard and play hard once the work is done. We are producing the next generations of leaders!

- submitted by a teacher
May 13, 2010
I love this school cause it has provided my child with a good education. Also the field trip are pretty darn fun.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
It is a safe, and educational environment for young girls.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 13, 2010
My daughter has had a wonderful time there because the teachers encourage them and help them with everything. My daughter has also been able to go places i have or never will go to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
The teachers are amazing and dedicated to teaching and the girls are the best and smart too. Our Principal is loving, caring and has the best interest of the students at heart.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
I love my school because it gets you ahead and ready for collage.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2010
What I like about Irma Rangel YWLS is the fact that I know that if i stay in this school I will have a bigger chance of a better future.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2010
The school is great! Everyone learns something new everyday, no matter waht.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 10, 2010
We LOVE this school beacause the students can really relate to all of the teachers. They make sure that we know what we are doing, and if the student still dont understand they take time out of their afternoons and help us with tutoring.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2010
Our school allows the girls to be themselves, take risks, grow as leaders, and challenge their minds. This is a safe place to ask questions, be smart, and even fail. Students need all three to succeed.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2010
Amazing teachers that help the best way that they can. Here, you can just be yourself without the worry of what boys might think. They do give a lot of work, and sure it is hard, but you know what? Its for our own good. It is very awarding to be at this school and I know that all this work will pay off when I go to college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
I am a student Irma l. Rangel YWLS. I have been at the school from the very beginning. I have had such a wonderful time here. The school has prepared me for what I am about to face in college, from applying to the work I will have. I have also made some of the best connections ever. You always watch movies or television shows where the teacher does not care about the student just their pay check, and at some schools it is true but at Rangel the teacher really do care about us and not just in our education. Yes the education does come first to them but they become more than just a teacher the become a person you can go to for advice, a role model, a friend. That that is probably one of the reasons why the school is so successful because the people who work there love what they do, and can't wait for school to start each day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
They have outstanding school administrators who help young ladies become all they can be!

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April 14, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2009
This school has really changed - and for the better. The staff is more invovled with the students. The curriculum of the girls mostly includes Pre-AP and AP classes. There are enough sports to keep the girls happy. The location is perefect - right next to many museums and the Musical Hall. The college acceptance rate and students who attend college is at 100% . This is an amazing magnet school whose motivation is primarily focused on science, math, and technology. Each student is given their own laptop to make it more convient to complete their homeowork. And each student is given top priority. Send your girls to this school. It is truly amazing!

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2009
This school is an excellent school I am so glad I applied for it. It really helps young women achieve their goals in education, and in real life.

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October 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
Well Irma is trying really hard but us girls here just don't really like it but they're changing this year and they're putting new electives and other classes in this year so not so many girls will continue to leave. I believe in our school, if everyone else starts to, it will get better...i know it will

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2009
I have been in this school for two years and next year I'll be a freshman. To me us girls are more like family not just friends. We help each other out when we can. The teachers are great they know how to teach you and they will push you to do your best. These two years have been the best school years of my school life.

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2009
I have been at this school since the sixth grade and next year i will be a freshmen. I have to honestly say that I have not had a nice ride. This school has stressed me out soooo much. Between the bickering of the girls and the very heavy work load, it's enough to make you want to pull your hair out. And I'm sure it's not just me. Just about every [former] 8th grader is leaving to a different high school next year due to the stress levels this school has put on us. The laptops do help, but if anything it worries parents more and more. They may help us every now and then, but half the time we're not using them [for school work anyway] and when we do it requires us to get on the internet which opens many [bad] opportunities. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 07, 2009
I would like to congratulate the school on a job well done. Graduating their first senior class. I would like to also say I'm concerned that my second chip wants to leave the school. Choosing woodrow's AP program. I have confidence she will do well because of the work ethic instilled in her at Rangel.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2009
I have been at Irma Rangel for two years. I will attend the 8th grade next year. I would definetly recommend this school for other students because of the learning opportunities and the extracurricular activities offered. I think that it's great that we are supported by the Foundation for the Education of Young Women because they've offered me so many chances to do things that I would've never achieved in other schools. My friends was giving financial aid to attend a summer camp for two weeks at Princeton in California. And every grade level has a summer camp where the students can attend. The work is very tiring sometimes, but it helps with success. We also have what is called Little Sister/Big Sister program where a younger student is assigned a 'Big Sister' from the upperclassmen. It really helps with friendship and communication skills. I love this school!

- submitted by a student
no rating June 04, 2009
My daughter attended Irma Rangel for the last four years and I would highly recommend it. Every teacher at Rangel is top notch, I have another child in a DISD Magnet school and I know that not all teachers in Magnet schools are good/intelligent teachers. My daughter has had plenty of extracurricular programs/activities while attending Rangel. She has blossomed into a wonderful, organized, responsible, highly functional young woman and I have to give a lot of credit to Rangel for being a part of that. They helped her in her in middle school to form great study habits and outstanding character which she has carried on into High School. She is leaving Rangel next year however, against my desire. Because Rangel has help mold her into such a successful young woman I was able to support her decision to move to a collegiate high school.

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May 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 02, 2009
I rate this school one of the best schools! My child has taken a test to enter Irma! We are praying that she got in!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2009
i have been going to irma rangel since the 6th grade, and i'm now in the 8th. irma rangel ywls is a great school and its fun. it can sometimes be a little boring, just like any other school. irma rangel has come a long way from what it used to be. we started out with lacrosse, and now we have soccer, track, volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading. sometimes it can be a little stressful with all the work, and sometimes the teachers can be rude but its still a awesome school.

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February 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
I have to admit that Irma Rangel YWLS was the 2nd choice school for my daughter after William B. Travis. At the time, Travis represented the diverse high level educational and social environment that I wanted for her. I was disappointed that Travis did'nt accept her, but I can't begin to give the administration and teachers of Irma enough accolades. Irma should've been our 1st choice and probably would've been had I taken a closer look at the school and not at the fact that it's an all female student body. From the moment that we stepped into the school, the staff was welcoming and exhibited a pride that's evident in all they do. The school works to expose the girls to all opportunities and has high expectations of them academically. My daughter loves the school and is excelling in her classes. Her dad and I like the atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2008
I went to Rangel two years ago for 7th and 8th grade. The school needs a lot of work, most of the teachers were horrible now that Im at TAG I realize I have huge gaps in my education in certain subjects. There are teachers that dont teach at all and there were no sports and we always has subs. Someone said theyre doing great because boys are a disraction? Haha thats not the reason Rangel is just easy; got to a real magnet school and see if you can make it; my grades are great even though we have boys. Rangel did not give me what I wanted or expected. They had high expectations and gave us nothing.

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November 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
This is my second yr at Rangel and they have been in the process of adding more electives and extracurricular activities. Considering the size of the facility no more classes can be taken, but now we have a volleyball team and we will have basketball, soccer, and lacrosse in action this year. We have also added orchestra; we also have an abundance of afterschool activities such as dance, yoga, knitting, student councils, quite a few clubs, and others.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2008
This is a great school but the girls get streassed with to much homework

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2008
i go to this school and its horrible a lot of homework no field trips bad teachers crappy lunches crappy laptops ugly uniforms no airconditioned buses

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2008
The administration continues to cancel extracurricular programs. The high school students are being forced into electives they didn't even choose because the principal frankly does not support the fine arts. She is happy to parade the kids around in performances when it serves her own agenda to impress people politically, but she really doesn't care about the full development and education of the students. She just wants high test scores.

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August 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
'We have high academic and social expectations for all students'...and boy do we live up to those expectations. They demand so much out of us and we give it. But do they give us what we want? No. I must say that this school is neither challenging nor the right place for 'leadership'. My parents pay taxes and where does it all go? Back to a school that remains undeserving of the title 'magnet school'. After middle school, I'd thought of HIGH EXPECTATIONS of this school. Why? Because upon applying to this school, or any magnet school for that matter, they expect HIGH EXPECTATIONS from me. And what do we have here? Only a few electives, absolutely no music classes, no block schedule, disorganization...Do I really think that I've evolved from Middle to High school? I was put in a class of middle schoolers. I'm a high-schooler. A HIGH SCHOOLER.

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2008
High school: Teachers are too lenient on homework. I can't even begin to explain how horribly limited the number of courses are, it makes me curl inside. They 're even cancelling ART II because we're getting PHOTOGRAPHY. Thank you school, I gave you so much of my efforts, 4.0 average here, just thanks, THERE GOES MY DREAMS. field trips? forget about it. Tell me again why this school is a magnet school..?

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2008
i am a student that attend irma rangel. i have been going to irma rangel since sixth grade and this will be my last year in middle school at irma rangel. i will go to irma rangel until 12th grade. irma rangel is a good school depending on the person. for me irma rangel is a good school. the only thing that bother me is that almost everything we do is educational and the only sport they have is lacrosse. but other than that it is an awesome school! jus because we dont have boys dont mean we dont have fun. we have fun jus like regular schools. and we have kind of a lot of free dress days. its cool. the teachers can sometimes be hard on you, and give alot of projects. but its worth going.

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April 30, 2008
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April 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2008
I am a parent now of this school. We have been here for three years. I was planning on perhaps leaving for high school and had a change of heart. I am so happy that we did not leave Irma Rangel. My daughter is having the best high school experience being involved in the school. The teachers are actually concerned that the students are learning and consistently challenging the students. There is a real comradarie amoung these girls and they will make terrific leaders in the very near future.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
i go there and i love because i can actually get my work done with out the distractions from the boys my grades are superb.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 27, 2008
I have been very disappointment in the involvement and dedication of the teachers and especially the principal. If you have a daugther that has a learning disability, or any type of focus issues, the staff will pretty much give up and let your child fail. I can't believe a school that talks so much about leadership and development of young women have so little interest in having them strive to meet their goals. Don't let you daughter go to this school unless they are the perfect student.

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February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 07, 2008
I am a current High School Student at this school. While attending this fine institution may seem great, it truly is not. I often worry if the people who run the school know what they are doing. I feel that we are way behind and I don't feel that we are doing the nessasry things we need to be doing, that a high school should be doing. While Irma Rangel Y.W.L.S. offers many great oppurtunities, there seems to be a lack of interest in some students and teachers. My expereince with teachers has been awful. I thought teachers were supposed to make a difference in your life. I do think that Irma Rangel makes a good junior High, but an awful high school. I do not recommend this school watsoever for any high school student.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 31, 2008
As a new teacher at Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, I am in heaven. After feeling the fustration of urban public school, I truly found myself at a great school here. The students are extremely inteligent and willing to learn. That commitment to their education is truly unkeen. As part of the H.S. staff we are trying to offer more extra curricular activities for our girls. Non the less, It is a fabolous school, one in which I would proudly want my daughter to attend!

- submitted by a teacher
January 11, 2008
I am a current high-school student (I've been with the school since it opened), and I feel that while some of the teachers are dedicated towards their students, there are others who could honestly care less and leave their class to more or less shift for themselves. And while the administration is undoubtedly talented, they are unused to a high school campus, and with it, high-schoolers (we lack a high-school counselor). Unfortunately, the administration tries to force their views upon us, and many of the girls feel oppressed when they are unable to present their opinions to the administrators without having their ideas shot down immmediately. I enjoy my classmates and friends, but I think that the school itself needs some work: more extracurriculars that the students are actually interested in; more sports (like volleyball or even tennis); and more say for the students.

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January 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 05, 2007
I have to say I have mixed feelings about the school. Depending on the teacher your child has you will find out how interested they are in helping your child succeed. We have had a lack of support from several teachers and the counselor. It seems that unless your child is the perfect student, that they will not offer much assistance. I feel the idea of this school and the options they offer are are very good, but beware if you have a child that may need some additional help you may not get alot of assistance from the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 03, 2007
Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadrership School is a very good school.I have been a student here for almost four years.I love the school and I wouldnt leave because I like the enviornment.

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October 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
I am a student in Irma Rangel who will be going on to high school next year. I think it is a wonderful school, and Ive learned alot of things, from educational lessons, all the way to life lessons. Of course, every school needs to improve on something, and I think Irma Rangel Ywls needs to have more extra curricular activities and things, we students need to get involved in, and also we need to have less homework than usual. Even so, the teachers are incredible. They understand you, and know how to teach you the right way. Overall, I think Irma Rangel Ywls is a very good school!

- submitted by a former student
May 23, 2007
The idea of the school is very good, and the teachers are wonderful, however the administration of the school is lacking. The school's principle had never been in chare of a high school and hasn't a clue about high school curriculum or extracurricular activities. Whenever she is is reproached about anything by student or staff she uses the ' we are a new school excuse' ( though the school has been in exsistence for 3 years now). The majority of high school students did not recieve any books weel into the middle of the first semester. The school is also did not understand the concept of HIGH SCHOOl credits. The current tenth grade class was misinformed last year, and were givern a speech class that did not meet the requiremnts in order for them to recieve a speech credit. The school is a work in progress. I don't sugest the high-school.

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April 08, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 08, 2006
Irma Rangel YWLS is a wonderful experience for the girls who were allowed to attend. With classes and activities all devoted to the learning experience, they have already outshown all other schools in the district with their impressive test scores, special talents, and charm. Next year, the school will be moved to the Chappie James Learning Center and hopefully, more students, more teachers, and more chances to learn and become better people will arise.

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November 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
The curriculum is all Pre-AP. English, maths and sciences are rigorous and expectations are high. Latin has been available and there is also a strings program. The school has been diligent in seeking out extracurricular programs during the summer and making these known to the families. There are also a number of great after school clubs like academic decathlon; however, it is unclear how many families are really taking advantage of these wonderful opportunities. Sports are limited because the school lacks a proper gynasium, but physical education is offered. The student body is pretty diverse. It's an urban school and it reflects the social realities of a large city. At the same time, the school does an excellent job of keeping good order and discipline. The building is small but it was constructed at a time when Americans really cared about their public buildings and it has been totally refurbished.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
The teachers and their great attitudes make the academics for the school the very best. Our girls are all college bound. Our girls have been very blessed with extracurricular activities and programs many of which are supported by the Foundation for the Education of Young Women. We will have a Lacrosse team, which is being started by a Hockaday mother working with the national Lacrosse Sport Development Department. The Cooper Institute will be working on a Wellness program promoting healthy living habits: eating the right foods, being active by exercising and keeping healthy, mentally and physically. The school has a fantastic Science program planned for this year. Parents are very involved in school activities as these girls show great academic promise.

- submitted by a administrator
April 10, 2005
I am a student at Irma Rangel All Girls School. This has been a great year for me so far. My teachers are absolutely wonderful. They are the most supportive and helpful teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Since I have started my voyage to success at IRYWLS I have done nothing but outstanding work. Before this year I was often destracted by boys and I allowed them to influence me and my education, but at Irma Rangel there are no distractions. I enjoy going to school everyday because there are ladies there with the same intentions that I have, which is to succeed in the male dominated work force. In this short year that I have been at Rangel I have been taught everything from etiquette to leadership. I think that this is the best working enviroment that a public school could ever offer a student.

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Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Le
1718 Robert B Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, TX  75210
(972) 749-2700
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