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1066 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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August 31, 2015
I am an inaugural member of this school. Being here since it opened, it has come a long way. The two inaugural classes have definitely decreased in size but has had improvements in some ways. Still being generally new, we haven't quite rooted ourselves in tradition. It has it's pros and cons. Allowing leeway to create new ones but also not really know what to do. Many inaugural teachers have left us, again stated by another review were "irreplaceable", but were replaced by good teachers. This year, there has been a good amount of trial and error for the staff, and things are coming along. This school has been and will continue to be a good experience. I often wish to leave but have made a family here and good relationships with my teachers. Also, at this point in high school there isn't much point in leaving.

- submitted by a community member

April 11, 2015
I am a former student. I would just like to say the intolerance here is a huge issue. Sexual orientation is a big subject and those who aren't straight are discriminated. The girls gossip and talk about each other all the time. It's really bad. There's a lot of bullying, and if the dean or principal doesn't like you, nothing will be done about it. Favoritism and intolerance are huge issues. I hope something will be done soon.

- submitted by a community member

August 24, 2014
This is a non traditional school. In the 21st century, we need more schools that prepare students for college, careers and success in life.

- submitted by a teacher

October 24, 2013
The teachers and all staff are simply amazing!!! I'm so thankful for the opportunity to be a part

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2013
I am a student at this school it is amazing. They challenge us. Everyone here is like sisters. Our teachers will come early in the morning or stay after school to help us with anything or to get ready for upcoming projects. Our teachers are amazing instead of just giving us lectures they give us worksheets projects and mini projects. This is my favorite school I am planning on staying here until I graduate.

- submitted by a community member

August 24, 2013
I love the school . My daughter will be here until she graduates in 2016.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
I am very please with YWLA, the principal is very involve and the teachers are challenging the students. The girls are getting ready for true success!

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2013
well i really cant complain except when it comes to the athletic department it has its favorites and they dont believe in giving every girl a fair chance at trying out for the sports

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2012
We are removing our daughter from this school. She is being bullied and nothing is being done about it. While the academics are good, the girls do not treat each other well. Also, girls are constantly talking about their sexual orientation. My daughter feels uncomfortable here we are sending her back to private school. Intolerance is a big issue at YWLA. I hope they are able to fix the situation--as many girls have left recently.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2012
My daughter attends this school and my husband and I are pleased with the overall education she is receiving. She is in the 8th grade and transferred midway through the seventh grade. She came from a presitigious private school in Fort Worth and has found the school an acceptable substitute.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2011
I really like the principal. She is really doing a good job on this new campus. It is a small school, and a safer enviroment with less MS drama. The academics are higher, and they offer tutoring classes for the students before the school starts. They are very strict about uniform, and have a demerit system. We are having a good experience there.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2011
I think the school has wonderful teachers! Only about 3 of them are actually new at teaching. Almost every morning/ day the new teachers get "graded" on how they teach. They are given their grade the teachers can improve their teaching. Last year this school was Exemplary! I wonder how we will do this year with the new test STAAR not TAKS, and all. When I heard the word AVID I thought it was ABET too not AVID. Nobody really enunciates every single letter that they say. The parent also said Elementary... is this really an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? No, it is not. It is a Middle and High school. All I need to day is that this is a great school! I promise its safe. =D

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2011
This school is a disappointment. The leadership is weak, the academics are weak and the teachers are inexperienced. They claim the academics include all honors classes, but they only require a 75 average to get accepted. So if you are really smart (a 75 average in public schools means remedial classes when you get to college) don't go here because they have nothing for you. They will spend all of their time trying to bring the average students up to PRE-AP level. Look at the student writing below and you will see what I mean. (id=is, surrounding=surroundings, ABET for AVID) The school is promoting and celebrating ignorance. Oh, and don't let TAKS scores fool you. I found out in elementary school that the passing scores for some of the TAKS tests are 65%. So you tell me, if 35% of students pass with a 65% does that really mean much?

- submitted by a parent
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Young Women's Leadership Academy
1066 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX  76104
(817) 815-2400
Last modified Young Women's Leadership Academy is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Young Women's Leadership Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top