KIPP Sunnyside High School (KSHS) opened in 2010. KSHS’ three values govern our words and actions—scholarship, courage, and community. These values open a door for future opportunities and increase the collective success of our school, our families, and our neighborhood. Through rigorous scholarship in a nurturing environment, our graduates are empowered to take ownership of their lives and possess the knowledge, skills, and valor needed to be successful in college and beyond.
KIPP Sunnyside serves 500 college-bound 9th- through 12th-grade students from Houston’s Third Ward, Hiram Clarke, and Sunnyside communities.
Our student body is 80% African-American and 15% Hispanic.
KSHS’ diverse staff of 40 provides a rigorous, college-preparatory education with an emphasis on liberal arts, STEM, and critical thinking.
KSHS provides students the opportunity to develop their non-academic talents by providing extra-curricular activities like athletics, summer internships, field lessons, and many fine arts programs.
Teaching at KIPP Sunnyside
KIPP Sunnyside High School is a place where faculty and staff collaborate to create an environment where students feel comfortable breaking down the walls between the classroom and the community. Each of our teachers have biweekly one-on-ones with an instructional coach and receive frequent feedback. This genuine dialogue is crucial to developing curriculum where learning in the classroom is connected to everyday life.