Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: October 3, 2012, 12:12 AM
KIPP LA Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools. Our schools, which serve elementary and middle school students in East and South Los Angeles, are part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 125 schools in 20 states and DC. KIPP schools are dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
KIPP LA's mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in high school, college, and life. 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.
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.
In the 2012-13 school year, KIPP LA will operate seven schools – three elementary and four middle schools – and serve over 2,200 students. Our annual consolidated operating budget will be approximately $18.5 million. Over the next decade, KIPP LA will grow to 14 schools serving more than 6,000 students in kindergarten through 8th grade.