YES Prep Public Schools, a public charter school system, has broken ground on three new elementary schools in Houston, according to a recent news release.

The timeline

The groundbreaking ceremonies for YES Prep Southwest Oaks Elementary, YES Prep North Rankin Elementary and YES Prep Hobby Elementary took place July 26, 27 and 28.

These schools are scheduled to open August 2024 and will cater to prekindergarten through second-grade students, gradually expanding to include third, fourth, and fifth grades, according to the release.

The details

The addition of these new schools will provide more options for public education to families in the southwest, southeast and northern Houston communities, according to the release.

YES Prep elementary schools offer curricula that focus on reading, writing, STEM subjects, special education programs and bilingual education.

It's noteworthy that all YES Prep schools are tuition-free and have no academic admission requirements, according to the release.

The 2024-25 new student lottery is set to open in the fall. For more information about YES Prep Public Schools, visit their website at