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9-12
Public charter
San Lorenzo, CA

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2005 Via Barrett
San Lorenzo, CA 94580

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(510) 317-2330
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July 01, 2012
At first I hated this school, but now I love it. The classes have an average of around 20 students, where the teachers care about us. At first the long hours at Summit, then King was the one thing I could not stand. As time went by I stayed longer after school just because I wanted to.This school year our teacher was out for early maternity leave, yet the school was able to find a teacher on such short notice. King of course has its flaws considering it has only been around for 5 school years. You can not expect a newly started school to have all the AP courses and all the sports available to students. As for the subpar english(the parent who posted, please see rule one of the posting guidelines), some of the students may be english learners or first generation students, may find that offensive. Our school, is a school were we accept students who have trouble classes, and help them be up to grade level. As a student I love helping out struggling students and often ask for help as well. Although their goal is to get is to college, I personally find that along the way they are help us make our dreams come true.

- submitted by a student
June 17, 2012
I actually happened upon these reviews when I was googling King's phone number and I must say that I strongly disagree with some of the negative reviews here. To the parent who said that King and Summit are a nuisance to the community because they cause traffic congestion, the fact that most students do not seem to be from the San Leandro/San Lorenzo area shows how popular King and Summit are. Parents are taking their time and gas money (expensive gas prices these days) to drive their kids from far away places just to go to King and Summit. One of my former classmate's parents used to drive her to King all the way from Tracy every single day for two and a half years.This also shows how King and Summit do not require students to be from the SLZ district to attend or give priority to those from the district. Everyone has a fair chance to get in. As for long hours, almost every student complains about this aspect of KIPP schools at some point; it is what makes these schools KIPP schools. Also, to the parent who commented on sub-par English, you may have forgotten that KIPP schools have many English Language Learners and that a majority do not have English as their first language.

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2012
I just wanted to add my two cents of what I have observed at this school. My husband and I service the Healthy Gourmet Vending Machines there (just one example of the perks that this school has that many don't...even though they re not private). Anyway, there are plenty of times we are there filling our machines when there is a class going on and we are always impressed at how unique and creative the instructors are. They seem to really care and engage with their students. We find ourselves engrossed and interested at what the students and the teacher are doing and discussing all the time. And for a public school, they seem to have a lot of athletic activities, fun social clubs and music. These kinds of activities will keep a young person engaged in their school and will help to give them a well-rounded education. I have no knowledge of the actual curriculum, but I see teachers who are smart and thoughtful, and students who are the same. When my child is old enough, I would certainly consider this school.

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2011
One review was not sufficient for me to say everything I wanted to say. Most of my teachers were great (not sure about the newer teachers, they're all incredibly young!), save for a few sequences of drama and teachers that didn't make eye contact (and gave tons of busy-work). If you want to help your kid develop that burning desire to read everything you give them and learn as much as they can, KKC will help with that. The teachers are probably some of the best teachers in the world, better than my college professors (and my professors are much more lenient!). They actually care about the students and push them to work harder and think for themselves, not become the robots that will eventually fail when thrown into the college tank. For the parents who really want to play the "keeping up with the Jones" game and say "oh, my kid goes to Harvard/Yale", GOOD LUCK LOL! The only gripes I have are that it's hard to be committed to outside opportunities or even find any. College nowadays don't just want transcripts full of As, but students that are able to be leaders and be newspaper editors and start organizations, etc. It was a bit hard for me to do that at KKC, but not impossible.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2011
I cannot believe some of the posts about how the parents do not want their children to go to the school because it is boring and too many hours or that the teachers are not teaching anything. REALLY? I would expect to hear that from a student, however it came from a parent. It sounds like the problem is not the school, but maybe a lack of support from parents. At any school you will find a few teachers who need support, but at KIPP King the focus is on helping to support teachers. No school is perfect;but at least at King teachers are working late into the night and on weekends to make sure students are provided the best their teachers can offer. It is my hope that the students realize they are actually lucky to be receiving a free education where the mission is to actually prepare each student for college. There are countless High Schools in urban areas all over California where teachers, administrators, and students are underperforming and King is NOT one of those schools. King still has a long way to go to make sure students are very prepared for college, but students, parents, teachers, and administration are doing the best that they can each and every day.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2011
this school hire new teachers and they can not teach very well. the principal does not listen to other parents opinions and ideas. one of my daughter is in AP Biology and she does not have a teacher for her to teach her anything.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
As a student I also have a serious problem with inflating grades. All it does is make us think we're prepared for something we're not. On top of that it seems like some of the teachers who have rigouous courses are pushed out of the school in place for ones who DO a lot but don't TEACH much. I work extremely hard for my grades and don't appreciate it when I see someone else who does nothing or just cheat (becaue lots of the so-called smart kids at King cheat like crazy) and get the same grades as me. The fact that another student would defend grade inflation is not only sad but helps explain why most of even this year's seniors with the highest grades aren't necessarily scoring very well on high stakes exams like the SATs.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2010
All the parents crying over how "horrible" KIPP King is need to get a grip on reality. A parent heard about "boring and long hour studies", what more could you want for your children? Studying is part of learning. You don't have to whine because your kids will get bored at school. Another parent "watched the school transform from an upstart institution to just another high school only interested in mass production of students." Does this parent sit in during classes? Surely not. I know for a fact that teachers absolutely DO care about our education. EVERY school has some form of grade inflation to support students who have trouble learning; pointing out such an obvious concept is simply brash and foolish. Sub-par English? These reviews make me laugh. The parents who live around KIPP King just love to complain and cry over every little thing.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2010
Principals never care of nearby community. They blocked the bridge between San Leandro and San Lorenzo without consent of families living by. They rarely replied parent's email regarding to kid's enrollment and concern. Our kids refused to get in this school because they heard about boring and long hour studies in this school even they got admission.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
I don't see how the high school can be rated in terms of college admissions when they haven't graduated a senior class yet. There are no inter-league team sports. The quality of english class performance is sub-par as exemplified by the poor grammar of some students' posts on this site. San Lorenzo kids are not given priority admissions to the high school. The principal has been unresponsive to the concerns of the neighborhood. He does not pick up his personal cell phone nor respond to e-mail. KIPP King and KIPP Summitt are a burden to the neighborhood. They are proposing expansions when they should limit their enrollment and improve their existing facilities for the students they do have. Most students do not appear to come from this area, creating traffic congestion and an overall nuisance to this community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
The staff are so cool and model educators. The cultural diversity is the plus here at this prep for college bound students establishment. And the campus is located in a great area and safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Fantastic learning institution and the children thrive there!

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 18, 2009
I love Kipp King because it offers more than its already excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
I love my high scholl because we connect as a family away from your family. everyone gets along most of the time. and everyone supports everyone during their time(s) of need. all in all we are the best scholl yet

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
Well i love kipp because the teachers main goal is to get us to a great college.And the teacchers give us so many options to that we can never say we dont understand something. They provide there personal and school phone numbers.Are school would be even better if we got this money so we can have real buildings.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 18, 2009
I love KIPP King High School because what we do there is so much different from any other public school. What we do is is actually learn and have fun with it. The teachers are awesome and are always willing to help. The principal is the best i've had yet. Although he is strict, he likes to have fun and knows that we want to have fun. Although we all have to work hard to get good grades in this school, i know it will be worth it. I know that from going to this school, i will be able to be one of the few that will be able to make a change in the world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2009
This high school isn't one of the regular high schools or charter school, KIPP King Collegiate High School is a place with both bonding and learning happens in 'one motion.' Although it is a new high school don't think we are not a good school, we are. For example the KIPP middle school next door which was opened by the principal at KIPP King received the award of having the CAT 6 highest test result. This just shows the potential KKC has. KIPP King Collegiate High School, is a school worth every penny given to them. It has an extraordinary teaching, learning, and social environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
Very positive learning environment. Teachers are very responsible and helpful. My son is a freshman this year and he already very much enjoy the learning in KIPP King.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
excellent school. teachers care about the student's future

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
There are alot of good teachers and they are nice and very productive. Also there are some really hot girls!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
KKC teaches you responsibility and the teachers are your friends. This isn't your everyday average high school, it is one in which everyone is willing to help as if you're their very own family member.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2009
KIPP King is an amazing school. I've learned and grown so much over the course of 3 years just being here, and I can't imagine leaving my family of classmates and teachers next year (but let's face reality, we're bound to grow up sooner or later). College is our next step in life, and I feel like we've been prepared to face a new challenge in our lives. No matter how much we struggle as students, we will soon realize (or already have realized) that our future starts with what we learn and experience now, and that what we become in the future is our own responsibility. And to the student who posted on October 3rd, we now have P.E. :) Remember, our school is still expanding. As the years go by, more and more opportunities are being offered.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 13, 2009
I really love this school. It prepares you for college and with the new changes it will now prepare ys socially with the new activities and the new schedual. We now have PE so it will help the students keep fit. In the beginning years of the school, we had limitied resources and activities but now we have much more :]

- submitted by a student
no rating December 18, 2008
excellent school my son goes there and he is learning so much!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2008
I gottaaaa disagree with the student below me, i actally went to this school && i must say that thiss school will acdemicallyprepare you for college. But it wont socially prepare you for college. I actally dont go to this school anymore, but Kipp doesnt have P.E. && Now at my new we have P.E. & Im failing it. Cus of the lack of physical education we have at kipp.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2008
this school is one of the best there is it will prepare you for collage this school challenges the mind and makes you think a lot harder are test scored are one of the hights we normally have 2-3 hours of homework a night we work very hard

- submitted by a student
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KIPP King Collegiate High School
2005 Via Barrett, San Lorenzo, CA  94580
(510) 317-2330
Last modified KIPP King Collegiate High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
KIPP King Collegiate High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top