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ACCOLADES

 National Accolades

2016 National Title 1 Distinguished School
Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)


U.S. Department of Education
Recognizes different schools across the country on their success of overcoming achievement gaps between student subgroups. This award proves that with the students’ hard work and with the involvement of faculty, staff, family and community, a school has the ability to provide a safe environment for students that both challenges and motivates them to continue their education.

2011 Blue Ribbon Award
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)

2015 Blue Ribbon Award
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio)

2016 Blue Ribbon Award Nomination
Talkington School for Young Women Leaders (Lubbock)
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (Fort Worth)


U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service
A national recognition that awards schools for their continued excellence and promotion of healthier foods and physical activity. This program recognizes these successes and certifies the schools, giving them gold, silver and bronze awards.


The Washington Post’s 2016 Most Challenging High Schools in the Nation
A ranking of the ratio between the number of AP, IB, and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests offered at a school, divided by how many seniors graduated that year. Scores on these tests are not accounted for because this award shows that average students are also taking these tests, meaning that they are challenging themselves and adding to their already heavy load of school work.

#20 Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio)

#22 Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)

#53 Talkington School for Young Women Leaders (Lubbock)

#67 Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (Austin)


U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Top High Schools List
This list ranks schools according to their state and school wide comparative data, the schools college-readiness performance, and whether disadvantaged students in those schools are outperforming other disadvantaged students in the state. The college-readiness performance is based on the schools AP and IB test data compared to the state.

#93 Top High School in the Nation
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio)

#32 Best Charter High School in the Nation
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio)

#97 Top High School in the Nation
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)

#24 Best Magnet School in the Nation
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)

#123 Top High School in the Nation
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (Austin)


2016 Newsweek America’s Top High Schools – Beating the Odds list
Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” list seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage.

#10 Top High School for Low-Income Students
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)

Statewide Accolades

2015 TEA Title I Reward School
According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), 192 campuses are high-performing reward schools based on reading and math performance, as well as high graduation rates at the high school level. TEA also reports that 218 campuses are high-progress reward schools that are in the top 25 percent in annual improvement or in the top 25 percent of those demonstrating ability to close performance gaps.

High Performing and High Progress
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Middle School (Dallas)
High Performing
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership High School (Dallas)
High Performing
Texas- Young Women’s Leadership Academy (Fort Worth)1
High Performing
Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy (Houston)


2016 Children at Risk
This organization releases yearly rankings of schools across Texas based on graduation rates, students who were commended on TAKS tests, college-ready testing and advanced placement classes. Children at Risk has researched the impact of Texas educational budget cuts has had on students, especially the minorities, across Texas. It has continued its support for educational reform in Texas to help the next generation of leaders.

Middle Schools
#27 in Texas
Young Women’s Leadership Academy  (San Antonio)
#32 in Texas
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)
#65 in Texas
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (Fort Worth)

High Schools
#5 in Texas
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)
#8 in Texas
 Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio)

#46 in Texas
Talkington School for Young Women Leaders (Lubbock)

#85 in Texas

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (Austin)


U.S. News & World Report 2016 Top High Schools List
#18 Best High School in Texas
Young Women’s Leadership Academy (San Antonio)

#19 Best High School in Texas
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School (Dallas)
#23 Best High School in the Texas
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (Austin)

1 TEA gives separate reports for Irma Rangel YWLS High School and Middle School, but does not distinguish between the two for any of the other schools.


Regional/County/City Accolades

2016 Children at Risk
#1 in Greater North Texas
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership High School (Dallas)
#2 in Greater San Antonio
Young Women’s Leadership Academy High School and Middle School (San Antonio)

#5 in Greater Fort Worth
Young Women’s Leadership Academy Middle School (Fort Worth)

#10 in Greater Austin
Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders High School (Austin)

#14 in Greater North Texas
Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Middle School (Dallas)

#82 in Greater Houston
Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy Middle School (Houston)

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TEA Academic Distinctions

GoldStar
Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA

GoldStar
Academic Achievement in Mathematics

GoldStar
Academic Achievement in Science

GoldStar
Academic Achievement in Social Studies

GoldStar
Top 25 Percent Student Progress

GoldStar
Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gap

GoldStar
Postsecondary Readiness

From the 2015 TEA Accountability