KIPP Across The Nation
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a 20-year track record of preparing our students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.
- More than 86 percent of our students are eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program
- 95% are African American or Latino
- Nationally, more than 90% of KIPP middle school students have graduated high school
- More than 80% of KIPP alumni have gone on to college
The KIPP Foundation
In 2000, Doris and Donald Fisher in partnership with Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, created the KIPP Foundation to grow the KIPP network by recruiting and training outstanding school leaders to open and operate KIPP schools. Since 1994, KIPP has grown from two teachers in a single classroom to more than 3,000 teachers serving 50,000 students in 141 schools across the country. The KIPP Foundation, through its KIPP School Leadership Programs (KSLP), has trained more than 250 KIPP school leaders to open and/or operate locally-managed and locally-governed KIPP schools. Over time, KSLP has evolved to offer additional leadership development programs for those transitioning into other leadership roles within their school or regional network, such as grade-level chair, dean, assistant principal, successor school leader, chief academic officer, and executive director.
In addition to offering robust professional development for leaders, the KIPP Foundation is responsible for defining and evaluating school and regional performance, assessing the readiness of KIPP regions to expand, and facilitating the exchange of data and effective practices across the KIPP network.