KIPP LA Schools

KIPP LA Schools

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If it were a district, KIPP LA would be the highest performing in Los Angeles County serving a majority of students from low-income communities. For nearly a decade, KIPP LA’s schools have been proving what is possible in raising student achievement in traditionally underserved low-income communities. In 2011-12, KIPP LA’s weighted average Academic Performance Index (API) score was 892 (800 is the statewide goal), … Read More If it were a district, KIPP LA would be the highest performing in Los Angeles County serving a majority of students from low-income communities. For nearly a decade, KIPP LA’s schools have been proving what is possible in raising student achievement in traditionally underserved low-income communities. In 2011-12, KIPP LA’s weighted average Academic Performance Index (API) score was 892 (800 is the statewide goal), compared to 700 in the neighboring schools of South and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA Prep, in Boyle Heights, is the highest-performing middle school in Los Angeles Unified School District for the second year in a row with an API of 924. Similarly, KIPP Raíces Academy, in East LA, outperforms 98 percent of elementary schools in California with an API of 961. According to the national norm-referenced SAT-10 test, 96 percent of KIPP LA’s kindergarteners and 94 percent of our first graders scored at or above the national average in English language arts. Finally, 96 percent of KIPP LA alumni are attending high-performing, college-prep high schools, and nearly 85 percent are currently enrolled in college.

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