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KIPP Academy Charter School

Charter | K-10 | 718 students

Our school is best known for getting our students to and through college.

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 12, 2014

I have two kids at Kipp AES and I'm extremely happy with their performace. Staff and Faculty are very pleasant and constantly engage kids and family. Everyone has a sense of responsibility for the sucess of the students. My kids know their sprout values which essentially stresses taking pride in their hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

After being in a lottery wait for 2 years, I got called by KIIP in The Bronx, and I couldn't be happier. My twin boys have done a 360 turn arround on academics and behavior. This school has a " no Tolerance policy" that helps keep the children and parents on check. No matter were the child comes from, he gets no special treatment, every one gets treated the same, with the same respect and attention that they deserve. I'm very pleased with this school, my kids are going in to their second year, and all I have to say about it is positive things. Thank you KIIP for making a diference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Excellent school and wonderful teachers. Always on top preparing students for State exams. Making learning fun for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2012

KIPP saved my life. I owe all that I am to the leaders at this school. I couldn't thank you guys enough.


Posted May 24, 2011

First of all I have a daughter attending kipp Academy and i can stress how much I love this school and how honor i feel to have my daughter in this school. I love the love and dedication you see in all the teachers face. How they take thier time to teach our kids my daughter is in kindergarten and knows how to read do math problems and etc.....I love this school and everything it is doing for all the faimlies attending there..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

This school is great. I have two kids that attend this school and they both are doing well. The work is rigorous and the days are long but it will all pay off in the long run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

This is an amazing school! I owe my success to the teachers and staff at KIPP. If you are looking for a school to become a strong center of academic and personal support this is the place to be.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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 32% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
63%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students88%
Female85%
Male94%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Earth Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

English

All Students92%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities100%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female85%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities91%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African American97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities91%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female89%
Male94%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Physics

All Students43%
Female36%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
Female89%
Male100%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 58% 23%
Black 2 41% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
White 1 0% 48%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 151%N/A49%
Male 149%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 188%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 14%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
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Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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8.5
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

Students

This school

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 
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This school
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents33262%
Students18294%
Teachers4070%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:25 am
School Leader's name
  • MR. FRANK CORCORAN
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (718) 585-7982

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • 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
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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1 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
200
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
2800

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250 E 156th St
4th Fl
Bronx, NY 10451
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Phone: (718) 665-3555

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