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Thank you for your interest in YES Prep Public Schools and for launching your child's academic journey with us! The student lottery application for the 2024-2025 school year is now open! Click the button below to complete an application.

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YES Prep North Forest Elementary at a Glance

Tuition-FREE School & No Admission Requirements


Pre-K - 5th
Grades Available 

In-zone Transportation Provided

College-Forward Education


Say YES to Opportunities! 

Your child’s journey to access a high-quality, tuition-free public school with a focus on college readiness starts TODAY!

YES Prep North Forest Elementary opened August 2021 to provide families in the North Forest area a high-quality education for their younger children. The school is located next to YES Prep North Forest Secondary (serving grades 6th - 12th grade), a nationally recognized school. YES Prep North Forest Elementary is open to students entering grades prekindergarten through fourth for the 2023-2024 school year and will add additional grade levels in the following years.

We believe in creating pathways to opportunity, to empowered communities, to success that isn’t solely defined by test scores but by a student’s ability to recognize their own value. YES Prep Public Schools is proving that different outcomes are possible when Houston communities are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. YES Prep North Forest Elementary is a tuition-free, public charter school system that has no admission requirements. Are you ready to say YES? 

The 2024-2025 YES Prep student lottery application is NOW OPEN

We encourage parents/guardians to apply TODAY to have the best chance to attend a YES Prep school. 

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Not quite ready to apply? Fill out our interest form to stay up to date with news and info and/or to get in contact with a member of our staff. 

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Our Application Process

October 13 − February 18 

We strongly encourage parents to apply during this timeframe to allow your child to have the best chance to attend YES Prep!

All applications that are submitted after February 18 will be automatically waitlisted in the order they are received.

February 20-21

Applicants are selected at random for admission to YES Prep.

February 22

Families receive notice if they have been accepted to or waitlisted for YES Prep.

If accepted, families will begin the registration process.


What's new for the 2023-2024 lottery application?

SchoolMint Enroll:

YES Prep has launched a new enrollment platform, SchoolMint Enroll. This platform brings a sleek look and a smoother application process for parents/guardians. Both new to YES Prep and existing families will need to create a new login to apply. Check out our video series on how to get started.  SchoolMint Enroll provides an innovative fresh experience and allows YES Prep additional ways to communicate about the enrollment process. 

How To Apply

How to create a login
Submit an application 
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YES Prep North Forest Elementary Offers

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Art, PE, STEM lab,  daily recess and access to Legacy Community Health Clinic

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Bilingual and special education program

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Automatic enrollment into a nationally recognized high school, YES Prep North Forest Secondary

Want to learn more about the opportunities YES Prep can provide for your family or need help applying?

We would be happy to help you! Please complete our form below and a YES Prep team member will reach out with additional information.

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We invite you to Experience YES and attend a school tour to meet a YES Prep Principal, engage with students and staff, and learn why YES Prep is the school for your student. 

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North Forest Elementary 

Contact Information:
Phone: (713) 924-5600

Meet our Founding Principal 

Johnie Flores
Johnie Flores

Johnie Flores is a native Houstonian, a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation, and a first-generation college graduate. She has a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Education from the University of Houston, and holds a Texas Principal Certification. She joined YES Prep in 2012 as an Instructional Coach for Teaching Excellence and supported teachers from prekindergarten through 12th grade. Johnie looks forward to building a foundation for students so they can grow up to lead a choice-filled life.