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KIPP Indianapolis College Preparatory

Charter | 5-8 | 300 students

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Posted June 25, 2013

KIPP is the best! I worked at KIPP:DC and was highly impressed by the ability to reach students where they were. My husband is directly i involved with KIPP Indy and we are always amazed at the progress they make each year. Go KIPP!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2012

I can certainly say it can be compared to a private, tuition paying school! Their core values and the staff speak for itself. Also, their one-on-one relationship with the students are phenomenal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 18, 2006

My granddaughter attends this school and it is excellent. KIPP not only prepares the children for a higher base education but also prepares them socially. Hurray for KIPP Indianapolis. I can't wait until my next granddaughter is in the fifth grade. P. Gardiner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My child is not a current student at KIPP, however I am reviewing this school for next year. I had a site visit this month and the school was phenomenal. The teachers really are concerned with the students learning. The teaching techniques I viewed are top notch. The principal was also very active with the students. I'm excited to say that I will be enrolling my child for the next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
23%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
20%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 93% 12%
Multiracial 5% 4%
White 2% 72%
Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A46%
Special education 21%N/A14%
English learners 0%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Aleesia Johnson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (317) 547-5499

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Hybrid
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Game club
  • Step team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer in the office
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Lime green, royal blue
School mascot
  • Cougar
More from this school
  • KIPP Indy is a free, public charter school that provides a college preparatory education to grades 5-8. We provide an extended school day, a safe and structured environment, an emphasis on parent communication, and an emphasis on high-school placement and alumni support. Students, parents, and staff all partner to ensure our KIPPsters make it to and through college.
School leaders can update this information here.

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3202 East 42nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
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Phone: (317) 547-5477

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