George Lucas Educational Foundation
9-12 High School

YES Prep North Central by the Numbers

A Houston charter school's story in statistics.
    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)

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    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