YES Prep Public Schools
YES Prep

All 10 of our qualifying YES Prep secondary schools ranked in the top 12% best high schools in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 rankings.  

Our accolades include five (5) of the top 500 schools in the nation, seven (7) of the top 100 schools in the state and seven (7) of the top 25 schools in Greater Houston.  

Here’s a look at how our schools ranked in the different categories: 

School Name

National Ranking

(out of 17,843 schools) 

Texas Ranking

(out of 1,992 schools) 

Greater Houston Ranking

(out of 279 schools) 

Charter Ranking

-National- 

(out of 2,830 schools) 

YES Prep Southeast Secondary 

304 

51 

10 

76 

YES Prep Southwest Secondary 

309 

53 

11 

78 

YES Prep West Secondary 

346 

61 

13 

86 

YES Prep North Central Secondary 

357 

63 

14 

92 

YES Prep East End Secondary 

445 

71 

18 

106 

YES Prep Fifth Ward Secondary 

661 

94 

23 

132 

YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary 

673 

96 

24 

133 

YES Prep North Forest Secondary 

931 

113 

29 

188 

YES Prep Northside Secondary 

1099 

128 

34 

211 

YES Prep Gulfton Secondary 

2077 

203 

59 

320 

 

Please note that while YES Prep Southside Secondary and YES Prep White Oak Secondary are now full-grown schools, they were not eligible at the time of data collection in 2020. 

To view all of our YES Prep Public School district’s rankings, click here

About YES Prep Public Schools 

With more than more than 16,000 students, most of whom will be the first in their family to go college, YES Prep Public Schools is expanding and enrolling students now

YES Prep Public Schools currently has 19 secondary schools and four elementary schools across greater Houston, with plans to add two more elementary schools -Airline Elementary and East End Elementary- in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. 

If you would like to learn more about enrolling your child in one of our YES Prep elementary or secondary schools, please click here

About U.S. News Best High Schools rankings

The U.S. News rankings include data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to traditional high schools, the rankings encompass charter; magnet; and science, technology, engineering and math-focused schools. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.  

To learn U.S. News Best High Schools rankings methodology, including adjustments made to account for the COVID-19 pandemic had on schools in the 2019-2020 school year, click here. To view frequently asked questions about the rankings, click here

For more information, visit usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.  

To view national, Texas, Houston and charter high school rankings, click on the corresponding hyperlink.