For Parents

Dismissal Time Change

Due to state testing, there will be some adjustments to dismissal times in April. Please note the following changes.
Wednesday, April 1st will be a full day with 4:15 PM dismissal.
Thursday, April 2nd will be a half day with 1:15 PM dismissal.
Friday, April 3rd is a staff and student holiday.

Debido a las pruebas del estado, habrá algunos ajustes en las horas de salida en abril. Tenga en cuenta los siguientes cambios.
Miércoles, 01 de abril será un día completo de salida a las 4:15 pm
Jueves, 02 de abril será un medio día con salida  a las 1:15 pm
Viernes, 03 de abril es un día feriado para el personal y los estudiantes.


Fifth Ward Food Service

Please find a letter below from School Director, Barb Campbell, about Food Service at Fifth Ward. This letter will be sent home with students on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Preparing for the Common Assessments

Common Assessments are taking place Tuesday, October 28 through Thursday, October 30th. Please see the attachement for helpful hints for ensuring student success.

2013 - 2014 School Report Card

The Texas Education Agency has released the 2013-2014 School Report Card for YES Prep Fifth Ward. We are excited to have earned six distinctions based on our academic results from last school year. You can view the entire report on our campus website and Facebook pages. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact our School Director, Mrs. Campbell.

2014-2015 Student Handbook

Please find the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks below.

YES Prep Fifth Ward 2013-14 School Report Card

YES Prep Fifth Ward 2013-14 School Report Card

January 7, 2015 Safety Concern

Please find a letter below from School Director, Barb Campbell, about the safety incident that occurred on Wednesday, January 7th. This letter will be sent home with students on Thursday, January 8th.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - Food Services


2014-2015 Lottery Information

For more information about the lottery, please review the attached FAQ sheets available in English and Spanish. If you have any questions, please contact the Fifth Ward Front Office at 713-924-0600.

YES Prep Fifth Ward Serves Houston

On Wednesday, September 11th, the students of YES Prep Fifth Ward participated in their first service day of the 2013-2014 school year. Check out our students speaking to reporters about theier experience at the Houston Food Bank.

New Traffic Patterns

Starting August 8th, the traffic patterns at Fifth Ward have changed from previous year. Students will be dropped off by parents in the rear of the school while buses will drop students off in the front of the school. Please see the attached map for more information.

Important Information Regarding The National School Lunch & School Breakfast Program

How do I get free or reduced-price school meals for my children?

Households must complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application form and return it to the school. Only one application must be filled out by a family for children attending the same school. Applications are included in the student’s registration packet. You can also obtain an application at the school or by calling the school office at 713-967-9400. Applications may also be completed via the web by visiting

We will use the information on your form to decide if your children should get free or reduced-price meals. We also may inform officials with other child nutrition, health, and education programs of the information on your form to determine benefits provided by those programs or for funding and/or evaluation purposes.

Will the form be verified?

Eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to send written proof that shows that your children should get free or reduced-price school meals.

Must I report changes?

If your children get free or reduced-price meals because of your income, you must tell us if your household size decreases or if your income increases by more than $50 per month, or $600 per year. If your children get free meals because your household gets SNAP or TANF benefits, you must tell us when you no longer get these benefits.

Can I apply for free and reduced-price meals later?

If you are not eligible now but your economic situation changes during the school year (such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, unemployment, receive food stamps or TANF), complete another form.