There are currently 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 80,000 students. More than 88 percent of our students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program, and 96 percent are African American or Latino. Nationally, 94 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and 81 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.
KIPP schools enroll all interested students, space permitting, regardless of prior academic record, conduct or socioeconomic background. By providing a safe and structured learning environment, more time in school, and passionate, committed teachers, KIPP schools have helped students make significant academic gains. See our latest results in our annual KIPP Report Card.
A majority of KIPP schools are part of a KIPP region—a local system of schools—supported by a central office, governed by a common local board, and led by a local executive director.
KIPP schools can be classified into three groups:
KIPP pre-kindergarten/elementary schools typically begin with a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten class and add a grade each year until eventually enrolling up to fourth-grade students. Currently, KIPP operates 80 elementary schools across the nation.
The traditional KIPP middle school starts with a fifth grade and adds a grade each year to serve fifth through eighth grades. There are currently 94 KIPP middle schools around the country.
KIPP high schools begin with ninth grade and add a grade each year until they become full ninth through twelfth grade high schools. KIPP has grown to reach 26 high schools serving communities around the country.
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