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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

YES Prep North Central by the Numbers

A Houston charter school's story in statistics.
By Grace Rubenstein
Credit: Eli Reed/Magnum Photos

Founded: 2003

Grade levels: 6-12

Total students: 762
-- 80 percent qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
-- 96 percent are Latino
-- 3 percent are African American

Total class time per student, per week: 45 hours

State and federal funding per pupil: $8,980

Expenditure per pupil, including money from private fundraising: $9,571, which includes funding for student travel for college visits, community-building projects, and other activities to extend student experience

Consecutive years named a Texas "Exemplary" school: 6 (every year since it opened)

Percentage of sixth graders who passed the 2009 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS):
-- in math: 93
-- in reading: 95

Percentage of eleventh graders who passed the 2009 TAKS:
-- in math: 100
-- in English/language arts: 100

Percentage of students who transfer out of the YES Prep schools each year (attrition rate): 5



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