- District News
Nationally ranked YES Prep Public Schools continues elementary expansion with the opening of Hobby Elementary, Southwest Oaks Elementary and North Rankin Elementary in August 2024.
Families in the Hobby, Southwest and North Rankin communities looking for a high-quality public school education will have the opportunity to enroll their children in one of YES Prep Public Schools’ three new elementary schools in August 2024— YES Prep Hobby Elementary, YES Prep Southwest Oaks Elementary and YES Prep North Rankin Elementary.
YES Prep Hobby Elementary will be located at 7660 Hansen Road and serve as a feeder school for YES Prep Hobby Secondary.
YES Prep Southwest Oaks Elementary will be located at 5212 Anderson Road and serve as a feeder school for YES Prep Southwest Secondary.
YES Prep North Rankin Elementary will be located at 12537 Kuykendahl Road and will be the first YES Prep school in that area.
Hobby, Southwest Oaks and North Rankin elementary schools will open serving grades pre-K through second and will add additional grade levels each year to include third, fourth and fifth grade.
“We are thrilled and ready to offer families in these neighborhoods an excellent elementary school experience that sets them on a path of endless opportunities through our secondary schools, college and beyond,” YES Prep CEO Mark DiBella said.
YES Prep elementary schools provide meals, electronic devices, transportation, special education, English-language learning (bilingual program) and access to healthcare, mental health and other student support services.
For 25 years, YES Prep educators have increased the number of middle and high school students from under-resourced communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. YES Prep currently has 18 secondary schools and, beginning in 2020 has opened six new elementary schools. YES Prep plans to open 10 elementary schools to serve 10,000 Houston children in pre-K through fifth grade by 2025.
With 24 elementary and secondary public charter schools serving more than 18,000 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.
Families interested in having their child attend YES Prep, please <CLICK HERE> to fill out our interest form. Lottery applications for Hobby, Southwest Oaks and North Rankin elementary schools will officially open in August 2024.
Teachers seeking the next opportunity to provide students a college-ready education, <CLICK HERE>.
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- Hobby Elementary
- North Rankin Elementary
- Southwest Oaks Elementary