*This figure excludes the 68 schools that did not collect FRPL data because those schools are enrolled in the federal Community Eligibility Program (CEP), which qualifies 100% of their students for free lunch through other federal programs.
**Some schools serve a much higher proportion of ELL students than do others given their location.
Growth targets represent fall-to-spring growth based on NWEA’s MAP assessment.
This data excludes the 5 percent of KIPP students whose state test scores have not yet been released by Blytheville & Helena (AR), Jacksonville (FL), Nashville (TN), and Oklahoma City & Tulsa (OK). These charts will be updated upon the states’ release of data.
*As of fall 2015, an additional 6% of KIPP alumni earned associate’s degrees.
KIPP tracks its rates of high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation for all students who either completed 8th grade at a KIPP middle school or graduated from a KIPP high school.
Like all public schools, KIPP public charter schools receive funding from federal, state, and local public sources to support the cost of operations. And, like most public schools, KIPP schools also raise private funding to strengthen the impact of programs.
Public funding varies widely, ranging from $4,400 per pupil in some communities to $16,300 in others. The cost to grow and serve more students differs as well, with facility, transportation, and local labor costs varying greatly across our 31 communities. As a result, there is no “one-size-fits-all” business model for providing a high-quality KIPP education.
Our goal for financial sustainability is for KIPP regions to have reliable and renewable financial resources. Financially healthy KIPP regions manage within a budget, accurately forecast revenue needs, ensure they take on only the debt they can afford, have strong internal controls, and prudently save as insurance to weather the unexpected.