School Details

Young Women's Leadership School of Queens

150-91 87th Rd, Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 725-0402
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 507 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

61%
33%
29%
53%
43%
38%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
31%
29%
37%
34%
33%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
33%
36%
2%
23%
22%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
61%
66%
27%
62%
72%
85%
75%
77%
53%
71%
74%
69%
74%
71%
76%
76%
73%
68%
74%
77%
94%
81%
80%

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 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #28 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Young Women's Leadership School of Queens is a public high school in New York. The principal of Young Women's Leadership School of Queens is MS. AVIONNE GUMBS and can be contacted at agumbs@schools.nyc.gov. 507 students attend Young Women's Leadership School of Queens and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Young Women's Leadership School of Queens students are "limited in English proficiency." 73% of the 507 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Young Women's Leadership School of Queens is 15:1. Hillcrest High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 57% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 30%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 15%
Hispanic 19% 24%
Asian 17% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 69%
Limited English proficiency 3% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I think this school is really good. I started coming here for the first time and everybody is extremely nice. The teachers also challenge you. It is noisy in lunch and the lunch itself doesn't taste that good. Hallways are crowded and there should be an auditorium. The academic level is good. People are very friendly and there is little or no bullying.

  • (10 months ago)

    Boring an have nothing to offer. They also have a lack of learning an teaching the grading system is really bad

  • (1 year ago)

    HELLO EVERYONE HERES SOME GOOD NEWS THE SCHOOL HAS IMPROVED SO MUCH SINCE WE HAVE A NEW PRINCIPAL MRS MARLA PANDAY ....THE STUDENTS NOW HAVE THE BOOKS SUPPLIES SMARTBOARDS COMPUTERS PRINTERS ..MORE TEACHERS THAT WERE NEEDED OVER 10 CLUBS AFTERSCHOOL YMCA AFTER SCHOOL THE COMMUNITY HOUSE PROGRAM WHICH IS ALL YEAR ROUND AT THE SCHOOL . SCHOOL DANCES MOVIE NIGHT EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO NEARBY COLLEGES FOR ALL GRADES ANOTHER GYN TEACHER FRENCH SPANISH TEACHER MUSIC TEACHER ..AND FINALLY A WEB SITE LETTING PARENTS NO EVERYTHING THAT GOING ON IN THE SCHOOL ..SATURDAY SCHOOL FOR ELA STATE TEST ..AND ON WED THURS PREP FOR MATH STATE TEST ..YES THE SCHOOL IS ON THE BALL ..PREP CLASS FOR REGENTS TOO...AND A NEW COLLEGE COUNSELOR WHO IS GREAT ...THE PTA IS DOING GREAT ..WE HAVE HAD MANY FUND RAISERS ..AND ALL HAVE BEEN A SUCCESS ..EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYBODY ..TEACHERS PARENTS STUDENTS ..TEACHERS ARE FINALLY HAPPY STUDENTS DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BULLYING AND KNOW ONE IS TREATED DIFFERENT .WE ALSO HAVE PICTURES ON OUR WEBSITE OF DIFFERENT EVENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN OUR SCHOOL THE SCHOOL DOES HAVE AP COURSES YES THIS IS ALL TAKING PLACE AT OUR SCHOOL TYWLS..

  • (2 years ago)

    The phone number is (718) 725-0402. principle Avionne Gumbs vp Jennifer Pineda parent co-odinator Leslie Harding. My daughter came in in 8th grade from a failing school and I am pleased w/ the school. When you put effort in your child's education by being involved showing you are interested it makes it more rewarding what they bring home. My daughter is not a talker but she goes for afterschool help. They've gone on trips to college every year she's been there and has received info from numerous colleges. This school has given her the push to do well to get a scholarship for college.

  • (2 years ago)

    Can someone please give me more information on this school I plan to send my daughter there she will be going to the tenth grade. currently she is attending John Bowne HS She is doing very well in her classes but I am not satisfied with the school! It allows a lot of inappropriate behavior.

  • (3 years ago)

    The best thing about this school is the college bound program. The college counselor is young professional and is up to date with her information. It's great that the younger students have the opportunity to visit colleges. My daughter has benefited greatly from attending college trips.

  • (4 years ago)

    Unsatisfactory leadership. Girls are not nurtured as was promised during interview. My daughter was not prepared for high school during middle school. Most of her accomplishments were due to private tutoring and independent studies. Teachers are abusive with little or no intervention from the Principal. Students are suspended almost daily. Abuse of power by inexperienced Administration.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am the parent of an 11th grade student at this school. My daughter was recruited from 6th grade and has been at this school since 7th grade. This school has NOT gotten her ready for college. I have noticed this school is more concerned about how the girls look then what the academics of the girls. Parents BEWARE this school looks great from the outside looking in but there are too many shady things happening on the inside.

  • (5 years ago)

    I find in the short period of time my daughter has been at this school a lot has happened for her. Her confidence is improving she is getting better at completing her assignments and the encouragement to be more involved I appreciate. The school's populace is much smaller all girls and has a college-bound program that is very progressive. She has already met with colleges this week to see what is being offered to her. I love this school!

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