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KIPP Ujima Village Academy

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Posted October 22, 2013

My school is very very Strict . Its a good school i Guess I dont really know For real


Posted August 26, 2013

KIPP Ujima Village Academy is a school that provides and supports its students from 5th grade through college. I am a proud parent of a 6th grade student this year. Since attending KIPP Ujima, he has a desire to learn and he is encouraged to do his best. The school offers opportunities for the student to focus on areas/subjects that he may need additional instruction. The teacher and parent relationship is a partnership that is unlike any other public school in Baltimore. The administration is open to ideas and is focused on growth for the student, the teachers and the parents. KIPP Ujima exemplifies the proverb that it takes a village to raise a child to the level that it takes a village to raise a college graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

KIPP UJIMA VILLAGE ACADEMY, Has been a blessing to my family. My daughter entered the school from the schools waiting list in the seventh grade. I had fears of the change because I did not want the move to change her chance of getting into a great high school. Because the seventh grade year is so important in this process. She entered the school and with the help of a great staff, and determined and involved princapal the transition was seamless. She had a wonderful year that was filled with new challenges, new friends and endless possibilities. This school and its staff motivates, inspires, ensure, and promote a high level of self esteem, respect, and knowledge. KIPP ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

KIPP Teachers, Administrators and Students really work hard to help people feel welcomed in the school. They also work together and help each other. This is unheard of in the Baltimore City school system. The attitudes of the people there really provide an inviting and safe environment which I'm sure is one of the main reasons they have such high test scores and grade averages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2012

One of my sons graduated in 2010 from KIPP where he performed excellently. Though he didn't get accepted into some independent schools like some of his peers he is receiving an above average education @Baltimore city polytechnic High school where he continues to thrive. My other son is currently an 8th grader @ KIPP, though there have been drastic changes within this school (not all good) I still believe my children could not have received a better public school education anywhere else in Baltimore city.Kipp to college is a huge benefit by keeping a relationship with the the students while in high school to ensure they stay on the road to college. Kipp still have some of it's original teachers but have had 3 principals since I've been a Kipp parent. They have lost some quality benefits like Saturday school, NAL, extended school days ( though they are in school longer than other city schools.).they now have the whole school building to the Kipp family now housing their elementary school Kipp harmony. Mr Nornhold is an excellent math teacher he prepared my son for algebra 2 in 9th grade. The former spanish Ms.McCrory prepared my son for spanish 2 in 9th grade. KIPP is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

KIPP UVA offers a complete community based school environment. The teachers and staff are available whenever needed by both students and parents via school provide cell phones. They are committed to each student not only learning at grade level but their goal is for every student to excel. Each student learns that high school is only a stepping stone in what is expected of them. The teachers want student to know that college graduation is attainable and there is even a support program for students that encounter challenges while in high school to ensure that they complete the goal of going to college. The extended day program, after-school activities and homework leave no time for students to become distracted. I am very pleased with the education my son has received at KIPP UVA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

Kipp Ujima is not a bad school for its intent is to provide academic excellence for inner city students. Indeed, its test scores on standardized tests seem to vouch for a certain modicum of success. However, such success seems to have drowned out much needed criticism of certain aspects of the school. For instance all KIPP instructors are not operating at a professional level. For instance there is one teacher in particular who imposes penalties/punishments on the entire class for the actions of a few. This is indicative of poor classroom management and a desire not to confront those few who are the instigators of the disorder. These and many other criticisms of a more serious nature are not heeded by the principal. Some inner city parents are not overly concerned with certain lapses in KIPP+ because of the deplorable state of area zone schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

LOVE IT!!! My son is a 5th Grader here and he has NEVER liked math, the way they go about teaching is so 'Outside the box' He was always an Honor Roll student but he has only been an 80% student in math. His NERY FIRST Math test @ KIPP he scored a 93% which means his math teacher did in 1 month what his former scholl failed to do in 4 years. I was given links to web pages to assist with studying for his test (fun activities) which we used and still do even when he has no test. My son is an A Math student in 1 month. That says something. I also LOVE Mr. Toler he is MARVELOUS, if you have a probem he has a resolution and he will follow through!!! I LOVE KIPP!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

My son graduated from KIPP Ujima in 2007. This school is the best school in Baltimore City. The teachers and staff truly care about your child's education and will go to great lengths to ensure that your child is giving it all that he/she has. I love how the staff doesn't 'give up' on a student, no matter how hard it is. It's that kind of a positive environment that can turn an average child to a great student. My son is now a Junior at Calvert Hall College High School. I truly believe that it wouldn't been possible if it wasn't for KIPP. I love this school so much. I would love to see all city schools turned into KIPP schools. They would be 150% better than they are now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

I am a student at KUVA .I did not graduate yet and I am in the 7th grade.This is a great school and if you are reading this I think you should send your child here.We have some of the highest scores in the state of Maryland. I love this school. From A. Shipley
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2008

I graduated from KIPP Ujima Village Academy in 2007. It was the best most preparing school in the city. I now attend City because of the extended hours and focus they give to every student
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2008

I've been to many schools in Baltimore City and KIPP is the school that I highly reccomend. Wishing all schools could have teachers that carry cell phones for your child to contact if their having problems or concerns with school work. The teachers are always well prepared to give your child the attention he/she may need. Discipline, well where ever you go in life you must have rules and if your child have a problem with following rules this school may not be for him/her. There's many things that my child have learned while attending KIPP. She's learned respect, being a role model, the importance of team and family. Although these qualities are implemented at home. Kipp has shown and given her the confidents needed to be successful while climbing the mountain top to college. To stay focus, try and do your best is always a criteria for success. Leesa Townes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

KIPP may have been a wonderful school in the beginning, but it isn't anymore. They are out of compliance with special ed., they can't keep any good teachers, and the new principal isn't doing a good job at keeping Mr. Botel's dream alive. I wouldn't recommend any of my loved ones to attend school there or work there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2008

Mr. Botel please start a High School. Baltimore city can use more schools like this. Any parent in Baltimore city looking for a great middle school look no further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2006

My daughter started at KIPP in 2005. I can't say enough good things about the staff and children at KIPP. She's motivated, confident and has a whole new set of principles related to her work ethic and school performance. The extracurricular programs and hands on experiences excite my child and are of private school caliber. KIPP is definitely top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 100% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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4701 Greenspring Ave
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