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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
YES Prep - Southwest is an above average, public, charter school located in Houston, TX. It has 925 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

YES Prep - Southwest Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
209 responses
Average ACT
23
22 responses
AP Enrollment
78%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$60,146
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Senior Signing Day yearly
    36%
  • Spring Trip
    35%
  • Monthly field trips
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Senior Class Trip
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Fall Festival
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
925
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
43.5%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
45%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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YES Prep - Southwest Reviews

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Some certain aspects that I liked about YES Prep Southwest are how much the teachers believe in their students and motivate them to do the best that they can. The school's environment is that everyone has the ability to attend a college/university after graduating high school and that YES Prep will help the students get there. Not only do Yes Prep teachers and administrators believe that all students can succeed in college, but also in what their students decide to pursue after their time at YES Prep and as they are starting their lives. Even though there are many great things about YES Prep, if there was one thing that I would like to change it would be the number of electives and AP classes offered. I would like to add more options so that students can have more access to learn different subjects that is not offered in their core classes. Students will be able to gain more insight into the different subjects and also see what they would like to do after high school/their future.
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Though YES Prep Southwest lacks what the traditional high school has, such as multiple sports, clubs, homecoming, etc.. it consists of teachers who are dedicated to help us learn and lead us to the college pathway. Assignments and lessons are completed with paper- not IPAD's or Laptops. The learning environment is outstanding and positively outweighs the facts that we do not have "the normal" things that the high schools in today's society have. I am grateful I've attended this school since 6th grade and I am ready to finish off my senior year strong!
I liked how the teachers and staff really pushed students to do their absolute best and to never give up. They actually care about students’ futures. However, there is such a thing as pushing too much and having super high expectations of someone. And they were really strict about little things. They say that things can be talked through but they can be stubborn sometimes and don’t like admitting that they are wrong. Other than that, their academics were pretty well.