Everybody knows the best school in Houston is St. Johns. What other school can claim so many students that go on to Ivies?
Best School - 2007
YES College Preparatory School
13703 Aldine Westfield Road
Houston, TX 77039
One day, if we're lucky, YES College Preparatory School will have dozens of campuses across Houston. So far there are four. Well, five, actually, if you count the one about to go inside Houston Independent School District's long-struggling Lee High School. YES, which stands for Youths Engaged in Service, is the only charter school system in the state to earn an Exemplary or Recognized rating by the Texas Education Agency for every year of operation. About 80 percent of the kids are poor, 95 percent are African-American or Hispanic and 100 percent of its graduates gain admission to a four-year university — a requirement written into the school's charter. Students attend classes for nine hours each weekday, four hours on Saturdays and one month during the summer. Expectations are high. And, amazingly, they are met.
Glad to see the great recommendation for YES Academy! I was just researching information about this school for my daughter to attend next year (6th grade) and came across this posting.
My granddaughter goes to Yes Prep...and it is proving to be a great choice of her parents to have her go there. GO Wizards!!!!