This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
Young Women's Leadership Academy1
Posted April 11, 2015
- a community member
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.
I've attended this school since it opened. I greatly enjoyed the school up until this year. Our original teachers that we had since we opened has changed, obviously. Those that left are greatly greatly missed. They were irreplaceable. This year we had two core classes where we had substitutes for a whole 6 weeks. Even though now we have permanent teachers, the material given isn't the best it has been before. Also, having a part time band and orchestra director greatly affects performance. We need a full time one ASAP. I can't imagine us going to competitions at this point. We don't even have an actual marching band. I just wish that our school would finally settle so we wouldn't have to adjust so much. Yet we still have a new building to move to.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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