Award Year: 2017

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School

1718 Robert B Cullum Boulevard
Dallas, TX, 75210-2550

(972) 749-5200

Mrs. Lisa Patrick Curry, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Dallas Independent School District

School Website


The mission is to ensure young women graduate from college prepared to succeed in all fields and to become leaders in a global society

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 15%
  • White: 12%
  • Hispanic: 68%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 13%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 80%
Living our Dreams...Girls Today, Women Tomorrow, Leaders Forever!

Living our Dreams...Girls Today, Women Tomorrow, Leaders Forever!

Preparing strong leaders to impact the world is the theme of excellence that guides this school year and reinforces the school vision: "Irma Rangel exists to nurture young women in leadership roles in a global society, through a community dedicated to rigorous educational and cultural experiences."

Rangel prides itself in providing students access to the doorway through which they embrace and love learning and acquire skills that prepare them for success in college and beyond. A passionate culture of academic excellence, social emotional learning, and college readiness stand at the center of expectations for students. Student created masterpieces prominently hang on the walls and window panes immediately signal a student-centered campus.

Strong relationships with students, staff, parents, and community partners are integral to the success experienced at Rangel. The students know that the staff genuinely cares about them. Distinguished to be the first all girl public school in Texas, students enjoy numerous opportunities to extend their learning. Travelling nationally and abroad, their destinations have included France, Cuba, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. They participate in STEM related field experiences, student led forums, college and career exploration activities, and student community service clubs. Teachers and students are equipped to find creative ways to promote equity in the school community and the world through the Respect Starts Here initiative, a program that generates empathy and a passion for equity and helps to insure students truly embody the concept from the School's Creed: "I believe I am my sister's keeper."