KIPP: LA Schools

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About us

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 162 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 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.


KIPP LA operates eleven schools – five elementary and six middle – and serves approximately 4,000 students. KIPP LA is currently expanding; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve and will grow to 20 schools in our region by 2020.



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Phone: 213-489-4461

Fax: 213-489-4471

3601 E 1ST ST, Los Angeles, CA, 90063, US

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