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        Young Women's Leadership Academy
        The Ysleta Young Women's Leadership Academy is the only FREE, all-girl, college preparatory public school in West Texas serving grades 6-12 (middle school and high school). YWLA opened in the 2016-2017 school year with 125 6th grade girls and 98 7th grade girls adding a new 6th-grade cohort every year after.

        Our young women are exceeding academic expectations and proving that all students, regardless of their background or socio-economic status, can excel if given the right opportunity. Our school has a foundation of STEAM curriculum with a focus on our core values: Responsible Leadership, College and Career Readiness, and Wellness Life Skills.

        Young Women's Prepatory Network
        The Ysleta Young Women’s Leadership Academy is a member of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), a nonprofit organization that partners with public school districts to operate the largest network of all-girls, public, college-preparatory schools in the nation. All YWPN schools feature a STEM-focused curriculum. The core values are college readiness, leadership and wellness life skills. More information about YWPN can be found at:

        Celebrating the Class of 2022!
        The Young Women's Leadership Academy celebrated it's first graduating class in 2022. 42 scholars earned over 25 million dollars in merit and need-based scholarships. Our graduates received:

        • 3 QuestBridge perfect matches
        • 2 Gates Scholars
        • 1 Terry Scholar
        • 1 Dell Scholar
        • 1 Dream Scholar