Young Men's College Preparatory Academy

1701 Bringhurst,

Houston, TX, 77020-8314

Tel: (713)226-2668
Grades: 6-9

148 students

Young Men's College Preparatory Academy serves 148 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Young Men's College Preparatory Academy operates within the Houston Independent School District.

Overview

Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 148 students
Gender % n/a / n/a
Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Students by Grade Young Men

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
41%
50%
Black
54%
13%
White
3%
31%
All Ethnic Groups Young Men Young Men
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
29% 44%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12% 7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 221,759 students has grown by 10% over five years.
School District Name Houston Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
278
3
Number of Students Managed 221,759 799
Houston Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $2,099 MM $9 MM
Houston Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,082 MM $9 MM
Houston Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,481 $11,947
Houston Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,398 $12,666
Houston Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wheatley High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Yes Prep - 5th Ward (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dogan Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Houston Yes Prep - 5th Ward
    Charter School
    1305 Benson Dr
    Houston , TX , 77020
    (713)967-9000
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  129  students  |  Gr.  6
  • Houston Dogan Elementary School
    4202 Liberty Rd
    Houston , TX , 77026
    (713)671-4140
    0.7  mi  |  625  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Northwest Preparatory Campus (wileyvale Campus)
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    4705 Lyons
    Houston , TX , 77020
    (713)674-2105
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  58  students  |  Gr.  1-8
  • Houston Atherton Elementary School
    2011 Solo St
    Houston , TX , 77020
    (713)671-4100
    0.8  mi  |  367  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Houston Wheatley High School
    Magnet School
    4801 Providence
    Houston , TX , 77020
    (713)671-3900
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  1018  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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