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About This School

Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School is a charter high school in Chicago. The principal of Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School is Deniece Fields. 322 children attend Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0.3% of the Young Womens Leadership Chartr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 322 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged". Dunbar Vocational Career Academy High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 78% 47%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Hispanic 14% 41%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 14%
Economically disadvantaged 81% 85%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    YWLCS is a great school for girls. The leadership there is AWESOME. The staff are very connected to the students lives inside and outside of school. They reach out to the students and parents at every convenience there is. The students have every opportunity of learning as long as they put effort in all they want to do and the staff would help see to that. They are teaching the kids to LEADERS and they have truly lived up to their name. I love YWLCS and I approve that YWLCS is the best all girl school that ROCKS!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I love YWLCS!!! They teach these young ladies things they normally wouldn't learn. My 7th grader has learn how to create a budget/business plan! She has an opportunity for a college tour (already) and an after school science program with real scientists!!

  • (3 years ago)

    The academics are different but not necessarily better than any other school. The students' behavior is often rude and disrespectful even for teenagers. I'm not someone who thinks all kids just need more discipline but these girls could use some discipline and some character education. I like the concept behind the school but I'm not really impressed with what they're actually doing.

  • (4 years ago)

    Young Women's Leadership Charter School has many great programs that I believe has enabled the students to explore different career options and fields as well as prepare them for their future. Also the creativity here is outstanding; it's great to see every students individuality expressed through their own creations. Young Women's Leadership Charter School has changed my life for the better

  • (4 years ago)

    Because they expose young women to so many opportunities.

  • (4 years ago)

    My school is a great school because it teaches you beyond the basic skills. It makes you and allows you to think deeper. I am a student there and you are seen as an individual instead of being grouped. It is a small school so teachers and grades are more available. It is a loving and deeply educating school! I love it!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a hands on learning school. the teachers inspires the girls to take their education to the next level. This cool is truly design to meet the needs of young women.

  • (4 years ago)

    its a good school with good ways to help help young girls in the city of chicago and to help girl to suceed

  • (4 years ago)

    There is such a high level of respect in this school. This is a great academic community!

  • (4 years ago)

    It a great school with great teacher and great opportunities.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's my first year going to a charter school in chicago. It's pretty good and the teachers take thier time out to help you.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my first year at a charter school in chicago. It's pretty good. The teachers really take their time out and help you with whatever.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my first year here. It's a pretty good school so far. The curriculum is the best type i've seen in years. Although the discipline area needs a bit of work.I think i'll probably consider coming back next year.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my 3rd year at young women's and it isnt as bad as i thought it would be. I am a sophmore here and in my opinion all of the teachers dont only care about our academics but also our personal lives. If we have a problem they really get to the root of everything. We also have a lot of activities here such as yearbook tennis softball basketball etc. The parents here are also really good with staying involved in what there children do. We have parent conference nights which are interesting and fun. So if you ask me Young Womens is a really good school! -Ashley Sharp

  • (8 years ago)

    After 2 years at YWLCS I had to transfer my daughter. There were some very fabulous teachers but things are inconsistent. The turn around of teachers each year should be an indication that something is wrong especially when good staff leave. The stories my daughter came home with about lack of discipline made me rethink her attendance there.

  • (8 years ago)

    Both of my daughters attend YWLCS I am pleased to say that this is a good environment for girls to excel in. I believe it prepares the girls well for performing academically at any university. The teachers are motivated to help each child succeed in life and academics and it shows. Even though the school does not have a gymnasium they offer plenty of other activities to compensate for not having a gym. Two thumbs up.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hello. I've been going to YWLCS for two years now. I really like the curriculum. The school is very diverse. I like attending this school. We are taught to be leaders not followers. The school excels in technology math and science. The extracurricular activities are many. You can choose anything from yearbook to kumba lynx! They prepare you not only for college but life. I highly recommend this school for any girl you know.

  • (11 years ago)

    YWLCS is a great school! It's a very diverse I believe it's great for my daughter because diversity is what makes the world go around. The teachers are genuinely concerned for their students by going above & beyond their call of duty to assure the students get a great education. I'd recommend this school to anyone who has a daughter.

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