What Is KIPP?

KIPP San Antonio is part of the national KIPP network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. KIPP is a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. Everyone at KIPP is united around the same goal: college graduation.

Why It Matters

Every day, KIPP students are proving that demographics and zip codes do not determine destiny. Nationwide, more than 88 percent of KIPP students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program, and 95 percent are Latino or African American. Students are accepted regardless of prior academic record, conduct or socioeconomic background. Nationally, more than 93 percent of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school, and more than 82 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.

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