YES Prep Public Schools


YES Prep’s results have shattered the status quo and raised the bar for what is possible in public education. While we have been recognized as both a regional and national leader in the education reform movement, our most rewarding achievement is still watching our students grow as civic leaders and reach their goal of graduating from college.

Graduates have been accepted to more than 250 different institutions nationwide, including Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, Texas A&M, UT-Austin, and Yale University. More compelling, however, is the rate at which YES Prep students persist in their collegiate coursework: roughly 71% of YES Prep alumni are currently enrolled in college or have already earned their degree(s). Additionally, our students are graduating at four times the rate of their peers with similar economic backgrounds.​​

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner (2012) and Finalist (2016) for Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
  • Top 100 High Schools in the Nation, U.S. News and World Report (2007-present)
  • Gold Ribbon Schools (2014) and A + B rankings (2014-present), Children at Risk
  • America's Most Challenging High Schools, The Washington Post (2013-present)
  • Best Places to Work, Houston Business Journal (2010-13, 2015, 2018-21)
  • Named National Blue Ribbon School, U.S. Dept. of Education (2012)
  • Recipient of the EPIC Silver Gain Award, New Leaders (2012)
US News & World Report Best High Schools National 2022
US News & World Report Best High Schools Charter 2022
Houston Chronicle Top Work Places 2021