We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels when given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives. 50% of our KIPP Houston 8th graders go on to graduate from college; comparatively, only 10.6% of Harris County’s low-income 8th graders have graduated from college.
There are 28 KIPP schools in Houston serving approximately 14,500 students climbing the mountain to and through college.
Tragically, the demand for a KIPP seat far outweighs the number of seats available, and 12,500 children sit on our waitlist. Read more about our commitment to Houston's children and communities here.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the outpouring of love and support for the families and staff of KIPP Houston Public Schools from across the country. We have set up a Family Emergency Fund to provide direct support to our staff and families in need. 100% of funds will go directly to KIPP families, staff, and the community members who need it most.
A new report released on August 22, 2017 by Mathematica Policy Research (the “gold standard” in research firms) has provided strong evidence that little KIPPsters are gaining skills in reading and math that will help them succeed in school over the years to come.
The Houston Chronicle incorrectly interpreted the state’s investigation and findings, but has fixed their story, which we appreciate. Read our statement.
Effective August 21, 2017, the price for breakfast will be at no cost to students. Lunch will cost $3.10. Students who meet eligibility criteria may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. We are excited about offering a free afternoon snack to ALL students.
“This is a time when many of our KIPPsters, Big and Little, as well as their families are experiencing uncertainty and fear. As a child of immigrants, I stand with you.” Sehba Ali, Superintendent, KIPP Houston Public Schools
Only 26 Texas schools were nominated for this great honor!