About KIPP Raíces Academy
KIPP Raíces Academy was established in summer 2008 by Amber Young, a graduate of the prestigious KIPP School Leadership Program.
KIPP Raíces offers students, also known as “Achievers,” a rigorous instructional program designed to build the necessary foundation that will ensure our students’ success in the future.
The program nurtures well-rounded critical thinkers who love learning and at the same time enables them to master the California content standards. Our students are not only excellent academic achievers in reading and mathematics; they are artists, scientists, authors, athletes, and agents of change.
Currently, KIPP Raíces serves 515 kindergartners, first, second, third graders, and fourth graders. Ninety-six percent of students are Hispanic/Latino and two percent are African American. Ninety percent of students qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program.
KIPP Raíces was featured on "Dan Rather Reports" in October 2008. Click here to view the 13 minute segment and see our Achievers and amazing staff in action!