Graduation Rate: 99% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 81% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 82% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)
Program 1: The Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria
Program description: Our school includes advisory, rigorous STEM, AP offerings, humanities, and arts (drama, theater, technology, digital media, film, robotics, and computer programming). We also provide afterschool enrichment including sports, tutoring, and dance. The College Bound Initiative (CBI) provides a full-time CBI college counselor who guides each student through the college application process through visits and trips.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Seats 9 GE: 69
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 353
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 5
Seats 9 SWD: 12
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 44
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 4
Eligibility: Open only to Female-Identified students
Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Queens students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents
Requirement 1: Initial Filter: 80 grade average, 95% attendance, 90% punctuality
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average (84-100)
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: Average (2.7-4.5)
Group Interview (On-Site)
Writing Exercise (On-Site)
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: 1
Flag for male only school: No data
Total students: 586
Start time: 8am
End time: 2:30pm
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology, AP World History: Modern
School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y
NTA: Old Astoria
Neighborhood: Old Astoria
School Number: Q739
Community board: 401
Council district: 22
Census tract: 69
About Young Women's Leadership School, Astoria (TYWLS)
Address: 23-15 NEWTOWN AVENUE, ASTORIA NY 11102
Phone number: 718-267-2839
Fax number: 718-728-0218
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N, W to 30th Ave
Bus lines near the school: M60-SBS, Q100, Q102, Q103, Q18, Q19, Q69
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Students engage in an academically rigorous college prep course of study, with the opportunity to take Advanced Placement and College Now courses.
Twenty-first century skills are embedded into a mastery based approach to grading with technology infused courses and a project based mindset.
Eligible students participate in focused pathways such as Advanced Placement For All, Software Engineering For All, and Algebra For All.
Mid-Year intensive courses that provide real-world learning and application, collaborative group work, and project-based instruction.
Electives include Filmmaking with Tribeca Film Institute, Drama, Musical Theater, Game Design, 3-D Design, Mobile App Development, and Music.