YES Prep Public Schools
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A college-ready education for all students pre-K through 12th grade

Since 1995, YES Prep Public Schools has served students in grades 6-12 and increased the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post and others as having some of the best schools in the nation, YES Prep has graduates earning college degrees at four times the rate of their peers nationally. YES Prep will open the first two of 10 new elementary schools to provide the same quality education to families with younger children this August. Serving students in kindergarten through second grade, with additional grade levels being added the following years, including pre-K up to fifth grade. 

1900 Strawn Road, Houston, Texas 77039
Opening August 2020
YES Prep North Forest Elementary
Near secondary feeder campus
Opening August 2021
507 Crenshaw Road, Houston, Texas 77034
Opening August 2020

YES Prep Southside Elementary

Near secondary feeder campus
Opening August 2021

Now Enrolling for 2020-2021 School Year!

Grades Kinder - 2nd    |    Seats are limited
Your child can still be part of the Founding Class. 

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Upcoming Events

Coffee with the Founding Principal
Virtual Coffee with the Founding Principal

Join us for our first Virtual Coffee with the Founding Principal, where you will learn more about YES Prep North Forest Elementary and YES Prep Southside Elementary and how your child can be part of the founding class! 


Virtual Classroom Tour

Due to COVID-19, our classroom tours have been postponed until further notice, in lieu of this, a virtual tour has been created for you! 

To begin, simply click on the video for an overview of our elementary classroom and how students who enroll in YES Prep join a family-oriented culture and have access to a quality education that incorporates strong supports for the whole child from elementary to secondary!


Why choose YES Prep Elementary

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Tuition-free public charter school

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No exams, interviews, or requirements needed for admission

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In-zone transportation provided to families

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College-readiness focus from pre-K through 12th grade

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Engaging curriculum with a focus on reading, writing, and STEM

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Fully qualified, passionate teachers and principals

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New, beautiful, and safe campus, in your neighborhood

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Personalized instruction and strong supports for reading on or beyond grade level

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Bilingual Education Program

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Elementary schools’ core values 


Each of our YES Prep schools have core values and our elementary schools will be no exception. Different from the secondary schools, all of our elementary schools will share the same core values as it perfectly encapsulates what our elementary students’ values and standards will be.   YES Prep Elementary will be the SPARKS! To learn more about our core values, click here

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Coming August 2021 

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YES Prep plans to open two more YES Prep elementary campuses— in the North Forest and Southside communities for Houston families seeking more options for their children. YES Prep Southside Elementary and YES Prep North Forest Elementary are scheduled to open for the 2021-2022 school year. 

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