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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 350
Before care: No
After care: No

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611 Beech Street
San Diego, CA 92101

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(619) 233-3242
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October 07, 2014
So far the school and staff have been absolutely fantastic! The teachers are approachable and return emails quickly. They don't just focus on the group, but attempt to pinpoint individual student's strengths and weaknesses. Then, they offer additional help where needed. The work is challenging, but my child is thriving and loves school. In addition to the wonderful teaching, teachers really focus on helping all their students become college bound material, and even offer them support while in high school. They truly care about the kids and it shows. We love KIPP!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2014
Everyone at Kipp has been absolutely wonderful. I'm actually shocked about the low ratings, I have taken my daughter to a few schools and day cares, both private and public, and I can truly state that Kip Adelante surpasses and blows them all away. There are these terrific teachers, superstar staff, amazing administration. You feel the passion for education; it s more than just a job. If other public middle schools would just implement half as much dedication and structure as Kipp does to focus their students for college, they would breed less criminals, bullies, and teen moms, and more college graduates.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
I love the school. It made a great impact on me, the Teachers are tough but they just care for your education. The teachers are AMAZING! once you get to know them, I would know I was an excellent student who participated in most of the clubs. I would totally recommend this school because it will have so many opportunities for 5th graders. With experiencs like never before. Before.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2014

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2012
Well, I do not like this school at all. Yes, they have good teaching quality but my daughter told me that the principal hasnt been their. And this school is just too strict and the 6th grade math teacher mr lucke is so rude. !

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2012
Currently I am a junior in High School and while I attended KIPP I complained about the homework and the times but now I see the great impact KIPP had on me, it thought me leadership, discipline, and how to excel in school and prepared me for High School and college. KIPP has one of the most challenging academic programs but unlike other schools the teachers are always there for you. While I attended the current principal was a high school placement teacher, since I applied to private schools I spent more time with her and what I can say is she might be a little tough sometimes but she cares about the students. Anyway I'd like to thank KIPP: Adelante for everything.- Jesus Rubalcaba

- submitted by a community member
July 13, 2012
Well, I think that this school has had a great impact on my life and I'm ready to go to high school now! thank you KIPP: Adelante for helping me take a huge leap to college. KIPP doesn't just teach you how to get to college intellectually but also characteristically... a great scholar doesn't just have a great brain but a great heart! The teachers also have been so kind to me! thank you KIPP:Adelante! - Anthony Manning

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2012
Thank goodness there are a few teachers that are allowed to continue to work there or else the school would be a lost cause. The leadership doesn't know how to respect students. One even called my sister a disgrace to her family. What right do they have to say that.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2012
I've sent three children to this middle school and I love it. My kids have gone to San Francisco, learned how to play the violin and currently, one is enrolled at one of the best boarding schhools out there. The teachers care and the Principal is easily accessible. If you want your kids to learn how to work hard, this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2012
Two fires, continuously leaking bathrooms and teachers that treat students like they are nothing. Why would any parent send their child to this school I will never know. I'm so glad, I pulled my child before it was too late.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2011
Principal lacks the qualities that promote a positive learning and teaching atmosphere. She is inconsistent in everything that she says and does and is rarely seen at after school functions. I would strongly encourage anyone that is considering enrolling his or her child in this school to please reconsider.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
This school is unfair. The new principal is always picking on my daughter's grade level. She always tries to find some little excuse to get them in trouble. She picks favorites throughout the school and obviously it ain't my daughter's grade. She is consistently picking on them for no reason. And uses any little thing to make them look bad in front of the whole school.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2011
This school is mediocre at best. Teachers are okay, however they are not consistent. The school does not have any set policies or rules so there is never a clear message on what is okay and what is not. Academics are subpar. Leadership is new and it is obvious.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
This school is a joke. They are on their third principal and she is the worst of them all. She has no idea how to handle the kids and their needs nor does she know how to hire and hold onto good teachers. Students are treated like dirt by the principal and many of the teachers. And the lack of respect towards the parents is ridiculous. My child was put into an in school suspension and not allowed to go to his history class for 8 days and not once was I notified by the school. After calling the principal and the teachers several times I was told that it was part of the commitment to excellence. That is bull, what about their commitment to teaching my child??? How is he supposed to learn when he is not allowed in class.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
What can you say about a school that used to be great once but now is so far in the dumps most teachers wouldn't send their own children to KIPP Adelante. The new change in Leadership has left a sour taste in my mouth and caused me to pull my child from KIPP. The principal's lack of interest in bullying is frightening. Her complete disregard to the safety of the students and their overall well being makes me wonder how she ever became the principal. I would strongly suggest you send your child to a

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2010
Well, What can i say about KIPP? KIPP has been a great impact on my life! I really like spending my time here because every time i am there the teachers and staff make me feel like they care for me! I have to say that with all that has happened i truly can't wait to get to college! - Carlos Lopez

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
This school is gay like i am not even playing, they treat the kids like adults and the truth is they are not. This school is too tuff on them, they dont have no fun and they need to enjoy them self instead of going to school at 7:30 and comming out at 5:00.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2010
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- submitted by a student
March 14, 2009
i love going to this school it gives us so good opportunities to go places that we have never gone to. i really love that each class is named as a college. the classes are so fun, i really like that teacher take us to places that we enjoy going to.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 01, 2008
My child just entered KIPP this year as a 5th grader in San Jose area KIPP.I can see the dedication from the teacher, the principal to the secretary; everyone is so involved and caring that they will do the best job for the students here. They also expect the students doing their best here,no excuse, no short cut. My son enjoys going to school so much that ;everyday going home after almost 10 hours at school; he still wants to do more work for the next day.KIPP can bring the worst in a student to be the best in one. I am so grateful finding KIPP.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
My child attended Kipp for four years the first year was the best. My daughter excelled in all of her classes. The teachers were truly dedicated and it showed in the students attitude. The second year was not as good. I could feel that the parent involvement was not appreciated. If there was a problem the teachers and/or the principal, parents and student should work to resolve the matter. This was not the the case at Kipp.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
I think it's a really good school I think people should know more about this school.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2007
I dint knew how this school could be so good, until I sent my child there, after the first day of school my child could not stop thinking of school and how teachers were teaching him so much. My child told me something that I dint know that was taught to him in school. I totally recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 07, 2006
KIPP:Adelante has proven to be a force to be reckoned with, scoring in the top 10% of Charter Schools in California, and being nominated as a California School of excellence. The dedication of teachers and their commitment to producing college ready students is remarkable. The curriculum is rigorous, and some students are able to help their high school siblings with math, as a result of the high standards held and taught at KIPP.

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 13, 2005
I at first found their idea of a quality education enticing, college prep, demanding school day 7:30 until 5:00, classes on Saturdays. Until my child started attending. This school produces students that seem well prepared, but they have no deeper understanding of the material. Parental involvement is nil at this school. The availability of music and art that is promised simply isn t there. In our time there I only found one quality instructor that was truly educating children. The teacher student ratio sounds great until you realize the kids are cramed into rooms that are way too small. I regret having sent my child there.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
This is the first year for Kipp. Within the first few months I noticed the difference in their curriculum. I like the fact that they have Saturday school, which only enchances the learning skills of the kids by offering them extracurriculum activities such as art, music,& dance. This is an excellent school with very high standards. It is awesome. They are very focused on a the success of the kids. The parent involvement is amazing. I really appreciate the dedication that the teachers have put in to help our kids succeed. The school hours are from 7:30am-5pm and every other Saturday from 9am-1pm. It is obvious that the teachers are dedicated to this school and the kids. Not only do they teach the kids to respect others, they also self-respect. If I had not moved out of the city, my daughter would definitely be there. The principal is awesome (so are the teachers).

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2004
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KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy
611 Beech Street, San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 233-3242
Last modified KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top