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Say YES to Opportunities

YES Prep is a family of public charter schools that’s redefining college-forward education to send our graduates into the world equipped with the tools to build their own pathways to opportunity. With more students than ever turning to YES Prep, the nationally recognized public school district plans to open its first elementary campus in the Northline community.


YES Prep East End Elementary
Grades pre-K – 2nd
8329 Lawndale St, Houston, Texas 77012

Houston families in East End with children entering pre-Kindergarten through second grade in the fall of 2022 will have the option of attending YES Prep East End Elementary School. In subsequent years, the elementary will add classes and grow students into third, fourth and fifth grades.

Your child can be part of the founding class. Seats go quick, apply early! 

YES Prep East End Elementary
8329 Lawndale St, Houston, Texas 77012
Opening August 2022 with grades PK - 2nd

Application Process

2022-2023 Application Window Opens 

October 29 – February 11, 2022

Give your child the best chance to attend YES Prep and apply during the window above!  

Lottery Day

February 18 

Applicants are selected at random for admission to YES Prep 

Notifications Sent  

February 25

Families receive notice if they have been accepted to YES Prep or placed on a waitlist.  

 Applications submitted after February 11 will be automatically waitlisted. To learn more about our lottery/enrollment process, click here.

Meet the Founding Principal


Brian Vannest    

Brian Vannest was raised in Ohio by his parents who were both teachers. Moving to Texas after college, Brian taught 2nd and 3rd grades at Gallegos Elementary. Brian gained experience teaching middle school at YES Prep West Secondary and served as a Dean of Instruction in Houston ISD. Returning to the elementary level in the same district, Brian served four years as a school principal. Brian is thrilled to return to YES Prep and the East End community to open this new school. He lives in Houston with his wife and two sons.

Pathways of Opportunity

Virtual Classroom Tour

Thank you for considering YES Prep East End Elementary for your student.  Watch our virtual classroom tour video and learn how YES Prep incorporates various learning style opportunities throughout. 

Interested in attending YES Prep for the 2022-2023 school year?
Fill out our contact form below to connect with a YES Prep team member and get updates on academics, programming, upcoming events, and much more!


Teach at YES Prep Elementary


Contact YES Prep East End Elementary at (713) 924-0800 or 

Why choose YES Prep

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Our core values

All of our elementary schools will share the same core values as it perfectly encapsulates our students’ values and standards