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 545 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





Open Enrollment for the 2016-17 school year will open on November 15, 2015.  During open enrollment, we will accept interest forms for students entering transitional kinder, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, and fourth grade for the 2016-17 school year.
Please use this link to find out more information about our enrollment process.





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.

KIPP Raíces Academy was named a national blue ribbon school on September 29, 2015. U.S. Secretary of Education recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.




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