KIPP Raíces Academy

Excellence from the beginning.

KIPP Raíces Academy is a tuition-free public charter elementary school located in East Los Angeles. Founded in summer 2008, KIPP Raíces currently serves 535 students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

The mission of KIPP Raíces is to teach the knowledge and skills, nurture the confidence and character, and inspire the passion needed for students to achieve their goals, excel in the competitive world, and positively impact the community through excellence in thought and action. Our guiding values are love, honor, integrity, and excellence.

KIPP Raíces is the first KIPP elementary school in California and the first charter elementary school in East Los Angeles.


For the agendas and minutes from KIPP LA Schools' public board meetings, please click here


Friday Clubs Begin on 10/10

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Friday Clubs will begin on Friday, October 10th. We are very excited to begin Friday Clubs and add t…

Character Strengths Update

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We are very excited to be expanding our work with character strengths this year! You may know about…




The lottery interest period has closed. The lottery will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at 5 pm in the Hall of Excellence. Please use this link to find out more information about our enrollment process.


Recent awards

In June 2014, KIPP Raíces Academy was awarded with the California Distinguished School Award as well as an award for our Exemplary Arts Education Program and Exemplary Physical Activity                                    and Nutrition Program.

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