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Families invited to YES Prep, including first elementary schools opening

YES Prep Public Schools, which helps graduates earn college degrees at four times the rate of their peers, is inviting families to register for their student lottery before the Feb. 10 deadline. The public charter school now serving grades 6-12 plans to open its first elementary schools this coming school year, giving Houston families more options for their children’s K-12 education.

As the highest performing public school system in Houston, all of YES Prep’s eligible schools are ranked in the top 10 percent in Texas and nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

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In August 2020, YES Prep will open elementary schools to provide the same quality education to families with younger children. The first two YES Prep elementary schools—feeding into A-rated YES Prep Southeast and YES Prep North Central—will serve students in kindergarten through second grade, with pre-K to fifth-grade levels added in the following years.

Families interested in enrolling students at one of YES Prep’s 21 campuses for the 2020-2021 school year, have until Feb. 10, 2020, to sign up for the lottery. (Registration for partnership campuses Northbrook middle and high schools is available via Spring Branch Independent School District’s lottery.).

YES Prep campuses provide transportation, special education, English language learning and all public school services. YES Prep Public Schools are open and tuition-free to all children with no special requirements for admittance. YES Prep uses a random, automated lottery for schools when there are more students interested in attending than available classroom space.

Information about YES Prep Public Schools is also available by calling 713.967.9000 or visiting

YES Prep plans to open 10 elementary schools to serve 10,000 Houston children in pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade for a total of 25,000 students by 2025.