Students enrolled 336
School leader Kimberly Karacalidis

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80 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30314

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(404) 475-1941
(404) 475-1946
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4 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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September 02, 2014
I am a first year 5th grade parent. My child has been in private school for the majority of her educational experience. I am thoroughly impressed with the Kipp Family. The Teachers, staff and Administration are always pleasant and have been very receptive and helpful. The children definitely work hard have long hours and its not an easy program but i can already see the positive academic and character changes in my daughter and I love it. We are preparing are children for real life and in life nothing is handed to you, they are teaching them to work hard and strive for what you want. I a am very pleased that we chose Kipp Ways Academy, Im looking forward to what the future will bring at such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2011
i love this school. it really helps me and teaches me life lesson. If it wasn't for this school i wouldn't be where i am today.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
The school is a prison. it is great for unprivileged kids but if you have no behavior issues or are mature you will absolutely hate it. I did!!!

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
My daughter is a 6th grade student at KIPP Ways. She was not pleased with my decision to enroll her at KIPP due to the extended daily schedule and Saturday school. I am very happy to share that she is more than happy with KIPP and the schedule isn't really more school (if you let her tell it!). I believe KIPP nurtures children and provides them with the educational support necessary to thrive academically and gain confidence as individuals. I love the elective course offerings! The effort and time and dedication that these teachers put into their students on a consistent basis is unparalleled. Education should be this way for all children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2010
KIPP is a unique place; make it here and you will make it anywhere. In 5th grade there are 'no excuses' and high expectations are set; and in 6th grade we work as a Team (scholars, parents, and educators) rather than individuals. The environment is familial, scholars are greeted daily by a faculty. Our educators are exciting like Ms. Varela and Science; Tough like Mr. Levy and Math, scholars must show all of their work :-); Interesting and current like Mr. Howland and Reading - Scholars learned Greek Mythology while reading the Illiad, Odyssey, and the Lightning Thief; Engaging with Mr. Peddie 'The Human Dictionary,' as scholars try to stump him with their newly acquired vocabulary 'Mr Peddie you are very loquacious;' and Relevant with Ms. Wood and History, as she takes scholars 'All Around the World.' What my scholar has learned here goes beyond academics. KIPP educates you for life.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2009
I LOVE KIPP this school outshine private school I know by experience I have twins who have attended KIPPS 2 years and a son in 4th at Atlanta youth Academy A WASTE OF MONEY my son self esteem was crushed and he didnt learn due to the favortism etc...however KIPPS build the kids self esteem as well as their charater

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 09, 2009
My child completed grades 5-8 at KIPP WAYS. Excellent teaching methods. I love this school and recommend it to all!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
This is without question the best school in Atlanta! The teachers and administrators go above and beyond for kids, they challenge their minds, and they get results. Love it!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2009
This school is very unique and nothing like I have seen before. They make you earn desk, chairs, and even classrooms. The hours are from 7:30 to 5:00. There is even mandatory summer school. There is also a saturday school. It seems like alot but kipp is a amazing school to attend.

- submitted by a student
July 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 30, 2008
best school my child ever attended.they love and care about their kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2008
I am so excited for my daughter to be accepted to a well ran school, unlike the other public schools that she has attended and I can't wait til my oldest son can join her next year. The leadership in the school is excellent and the values that are being installed in the students are unbelieveable. This is truly a school to give an award to for excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2007
This school is just like any regular middle school. It has the same problems as any other middle scool and maybe more. And alot of the students recieve bad grades on their report cards. So my advice as a parent please visit and research the school before your child attends.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
Love It! Love It! This school has really helped my child become very independent and love school. She is challenged everyday at school. She now loves to go to school and has been reading more since going to Kipp Ways. I don't have to tell her to pick up a book, she just does it on her on.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2005
Teachers are innovative and dedicated...a rare find.

- submitted by a parent
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Kipp West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy
80 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA  30314
(404) 475-1941
Last modified Kipp West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy is a Charter school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kipp West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top