School Details

Young Womens Leadership School

23-15 Newtown Ave, Long Island City, NY 11105
(718) 267-2839
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-10 495 students 18 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

29%
27%
30%
41%
37%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
33%
31%
41%
33%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
32%
34%
28%
36%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
53%
64%
100%
53%
64%
94%
65%
78%
91%
67%
73%
93%
75%
82%
89%
70%
75%
73%
63%
71%
96%
73%
72%
90%
72%
78%
91%
71%
79%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #30 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Young Womens Leadership School is a public high school. The principal of Young Womens Leadership School is MS. LAURA A. MITCHELL and can be contacted at lmitche10@schools.nyc.gov. 495 students go to Young Womens Leadership School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Young Womens Leadership School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 495 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Young Womens Leadership School is 18:1. Long Island City High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 41% 53%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 39% 22%
Asian 31% %
White, non-Hispanic 16% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 78%
Limited English proficiency 5% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter goes to this school. Their course work is great. I like the format of teaching.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are really helpful and understanding and the class size is average.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

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Overall score

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  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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