KIPP LA Schools Overview
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Target demographics: close the achievement gap and give our students the skills they ned to succeed in college and beyond
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,000 students and alumni on their paths to and through college
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Paint a classroom!
Geographic areas served: South and East Los Angeles
Programs: a high-quality, college-preparatory curriculum in all 11 schools. KIPP LA currently operates 5 elementary and 6 middle schools, serving over 4,000 students and alumni in South and East Los Angeles. We are part of the nationwide KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 162 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC.
KIPP LA’s schools feature a “no shortcuts, no excuses” philosophy and a strong culture of achievement. Our curricula are designed to provide students a well-rounded education, with sufficient time dedicated to academics, the arts, enrichment, and physical education. KIPP LA’s educators are committed to continually improving their teaching skills, and to giving students the support and motivation they need to excel in school and beyond.
KIPP LA is in the process expanding to 20 schools, and will serve over 10,000 students and alumni by 2020.
Through the success of our students, the KIPP LA team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.
On the California Standards Test, KIPP LA’s schools showed high levels of student proficiency across all grade levels and subjects. KIPP Empower Academy is the highest-performing school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Additionally, KIPP LA Prep is the highest performing middle school in LAUSD for the third year in a row. KIPP LA elementary schools collectively outperform 99% of elementary schools in California.