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KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School

Charter | 5-11 & ungraded | 370 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $150,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,020.

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Posted January 5, 2014

KIPP Academy Lynn is a great school. The teachers are nice, and the rules are fair. The only thing I don't like is that there are many bullies at this school. But unlike most staff at other schools, if you talk to them about it, they WILL help. There's even a school therapist- She is amazing and is like a second mom. KIPP has a fun way of learning, too- we use songs to memorize the multiplication tables! And we even have a lot of field trips- At least one field lesson each year, and every quarter if you get good grades and behave yourself you can go on a fun trip, like skiing or to the movies. Sometimes there are rumors about the school, like lying about test scores and selecting kids that go there. Those are completely false. KIPP is an amazing school, and it's an honor to go there.


Posted September 25, 2011

The teachers at KIPP are enthusiastic, committed and dedicated to their students. They are on call until 9pm for homework help. They have open communication with the parents. Often they just call to give me an update. The academics are challenging. My child, who never spent more than 15 minutes on her homework, typically has an hour's worth of homework daily (including week ends).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

This school has really challenged my daughter. The teacher's are amazing, and they really go the extra mile to help the kids. I love this school, and I would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

great school. I like that not only are they give our children a great education. but they prepare them for life experencs.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners42%

Math

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners27%

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I86%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Female62%
Male42%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners15%

Math

All Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female91%
Male70%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I82%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I69%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female60%
Male58%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I94%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I89%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I88%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I92%
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 16%
Black 26% 8%
White 12% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/A51%
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A35%
Female 52%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25 am
School end time
  • 5:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Anna Breen
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (781) 598-1629

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Volunteer time after school
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90 High Rock Street
Lynn, MA 01902
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Phone: (781) 598-1609

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