KIPP Academy Middle School opened in 1995 to serve students from all over Houston. KMS currently serves students in grades 5 through 8 and primarily serves students from Southwest Houston. The KMS team is led by Elliot Witney and Dave Crumbine. KMS's student population is 79% Hispanic, 19% African-American, 2% Asian, and 95% low-income.
The mission of KIPP Academy Middle School has two primary goals – the first is to prepare students academically and behaviorally to succeed in school (high school and then college). The second goal is to ensure that our students are conscientious people who change the world. At KIPP, we try to live a world in which we want our students to lead and succeed, and we create a school culture with classrooms that empower our kids to be the change we want in the world.
Support - As a network of public charter schools, KIPP schools receive the majority of their funds from state and federal governments. However, KIPP offers much more than traditional schools, including an extended school day, week and year, field trips and extracurricular activities. To provide KIPP’s unique educational program, schools rely on support from community members, parents and local foundations. To learn more about how to volunteer or make a donation, please visit the web page for KIPP Houston.
Apply to Teach - KIPP schools are always looking for motivated, passionate teachers. Learn more about becoming a KIPP teacher. Visit our Careers page to view current openings at KIPP schools across the country. Visit KIPP Houston for more specific information about teaching at KIPP Academy Middle School.
Enroll - Each KIPP school has its own individual process for enrolling students. Please visit KIPP Houston to learn more about how to enroll.
KIPP is committed to equal treatment for all individuals. KIPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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