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YES Prep Public Schools
For over twenty years, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. With 15,400 college-bound students across 21 campuses, we are a system of high-performing public charter schools proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Our exceptional results demonstrate that better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made. YES Prep received the inaugural Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, is nationally ranked by the U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, and has consistently been named one of Houston’s “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal.
YES Prep Public Schools is redefining what is possible in public education by proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made.
Every child in Houston will have equitable access to a public school that delivers a college-ready education.
YES Prep Public Schools will increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead.
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Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Over the long term, these statistics damage our economy and prevent the next generation of leaders from emerging. In a country where a child’s zip code often determines their life trajectory, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible when students are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. At YES Prep, we believe that every student, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, deserves the opportunity to receive a world-class education.
- Create Pathways to Opportunity
- We focus on our students and their families first. Their success is our ultimate destination. Although rare, when we get discouraged, we always find a way. We listen and learn from our students and their families to understand the barriers they face and clear the path to college. We do this by implementing best practices and by remaining flexible and solutions-oriented in the face of a challenge.