Yates High School

at 3703 Sampson St, Houston, 77004 United States

Jack Yates Senior High School is a secondary school located at 3703 Sampson, very near Texas Southern University, in the Third Ward in Houston, Texas, USA, with a zip code of 77004. Yates High School handles grades nine through twelve and is part of the Houston Independent School District (HISD).Yates was named after Reverend John Henry "Jack" Yates, a former slave and a minister. Jack Yates and other leading blacks established the Houston Baptist Academy. Within a decade, the success of the school prompted Reverend Yates to reorganize the Houston Baptist Academy as the Houston College, the school offered a special opportunity to the black children of the community who sought an alternative to the Colored High School of the public school system.Yates has HISD's magnet program for communications: Broadcast TV, Radio, Print, and Photography. Eye on the Third Ward, a collection of works made by Yates students, was posted in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH).Paul Knight of the Houston Press wrote that "the school remains a symbol of solidarity in the Third Ward."HistoryYates was established on February 8, 1926, as Yates Colored High School with 17 teachers and 600 students. The school, at 2610 Elgin, was the second school for African-Americans established in Houston. The first principal, James D. Ryan, served from the opening until his death in 1941.


Yates High School
3703 Sampson St
Houston , TX 77004
United States
Contact Phone
P: (713) 748-5400
Website
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