YES Prep Public Schools

Student Eligibility

YES Prep students living within the campus priority zone and two or more miles from campus are eligible for transportation.  


Route Criteria 

  • Stops are created for students who live within the campus priority zone and two or more miles from campus. 

  • If a student's residence meets this criteria, a bus stop will be provided within a mile of their home for secondary students and a half mile of their home for elementary students. 

  • The YES Prep Transportation Department creates stops that promote student safety while ensuring efficiency in getting students to school. Stops are not placed in apartment complexes or dead-end streets, they will be located at the corner of intersections that match the distance guidelines.  

Ridership Capacity 

Federal regulations do not specify the number of riders per seat on a school bus, however school bus manufacturers design buses to carry up to three riders per seat. This is typically only applicable for middle school students, and high school students are two riders per seat. 

Pick Up Information 

  • Students must be present and ready to be picked up 10 minutes before the scheduled stop time. 

  • Bus drivers aim to be on time while prioritizing safety on the road. Buses do not wait for late students. For safety reasons, bus drivers are instructed not to stop or open the door for late students once the bus begins to move.