YES Prep Public Schools expanding, planning to open two new campuses for 2022-2023 school year, 10 elementary schools across Houston by 2025
With more students than ever turning to YES Prep Public Schools, the nationally recognized public school district plans to open its next two elementary schools in the East End and Northline communities. YES Prep, which helps graduates –most of whom are among the first in their family to go to college—earn degrees at four times the rate of their peers, is expanding.
Houston families in Northline and the East End with children entering Kindergarten through second grade in the fall of 2022 will have the option of attending a YES Prep elementary school, as space permits. In subsequent years, the new schools will add pre-Kindergarten classes and grow students into third, fourth and fifth grades.
This school year YES Prep began offering a college-ready education for families seeking more rigorous school options for their young children in north central and southeast Houston and is opening elementary campuses for the 2021-2022 school year in the Southside and North Forest communities.
With 21 public charter school campuses serving more than 15,000 students, YES Prep is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post and others, and has consistently been named one of Houston’s “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal. For more than 20 years, YES Prep educators have increased the number of middle and high school students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. YES Prep plans to open 10 elementary schools to serve 10,000 Houston children in pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade by 2025.
“Our excellent teachers and staff are excited to welcome YES Prep’s youngest students next fall and are eager to continue to provide a high-quality, college-ready education to more elementary students,” YES Prep Public Schools CEO Mark DiBella said.
YES Prep campuses provide meals, electronic devices, transportation, special education, English-language learning and access to healthcare, mental health, and other student support services.
Teachers seeking the next opportunity to provide students a college-ready education, click here.
Families interested in having their child attend YES Prep can learn more here.