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Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 406

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8509 Farm-to-Market 969
Austin, TX 78724

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(512) 637-6870
(512) 637-6899
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August 05, 2015
My daughter is going into 6th grade this year and I love that they have many field lessons to surrounding colleges and libraries. I also love that the teachers help my daughter with school work whenever she asks for it. Love that they have healthy meals at school, and don't allow junk food AT ALL. The one thing that drives me nuts about the school is when your child misses a day of school because they are sick or whatever reason they GRILL you about why and when and want all the details, then they try to convince you to bring them in!! It's like no, my child is SICK, I AM their parent and they are not going to school today period. I don't want other children getting sick.. Sorry! Especially Ms. Sanchez in the office, she is nice and all.. But don't let them miss a day or else! Other than that I love the school.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 05, 2015
They teach the kids good manners. They don't tolerate bad behavior, they have a check/money system you can lose and add $ depending on you're behavior and whether or not you turn your homework in.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
August 05, 2015
They give lots of homework, but it keeps them busy and focused. At first I thought it was great that MOST teachers gave out their phone numbers for extra help on homework if they needed it, only to find that when my daughter tried to reach out for help, they wouldn't answer, or call back after leaving a voicemail. I understand that the teachers are tired after a long day of work, but what's the point of giving out your number for help if you're not going to answer.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2014
My daughter is in the 6th grade this year & this is her second year at KIPP, she absolutely loves this school & so do I. The teachers and principle are awesome, preparing our young adults for college. I also love the fact that they have tutors at the school to help in whatever subject your child is having a problem with, my daughter struggled in math last year & WOW, she's a math tutor this year. The school also have buses that travel all over the austin area. KIPP doesn't provide any sports so if that is what your looking for this is not the school for you. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2013
just love it this school im.so proud that my son attent this school I dont care what that people toll me just.ignored them!!!..my son hi have adhd so for him its really diffiucut to stay quit & sit for long periods..i like tha way how the teachers treat him..excellent school 1000%recommended..u will.not find excellent schhol.like this one ever never.!!!! he is at kipp.austin connections kinder..to 12..

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July 19, 2012
Starting from the principal and continue with teachers they make work very hard to the students but exist a lack of commnication between teachers and parents, level of education is very low my daughter likes challenges there are no challenges here..so sad somebody recommend it to me, no sports programs and they overwork all students they only have 2 week summer vacation and tons of homewwork also they treat middle school students as a kindergarden ....not recommend this school to anybody

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May 03, 2012
I am a 10th grader at KIPP Austin Collegiate and have attended KIPP since 5th grade. This is my 6th year at KIPP and I have not regretted attending KIPP ever! I am more than satisfied with the help provided by teachers and staff there. They show a love for teaching and helping students climb the mountain to college. I can't lie KIPP is hard work and it can be challenging, but it is nothing you can't handle. They prepare you for what you can expect in college and are there for you every step of the way. The most important and helpful thing about KIPP is the student-teacher relationships developed. They make sure that you understand that they are there to help, not only during school hours, but as well as after school hours. If any problems arise at school or at home they are there to listen and offer solutions to whatever problems you may have. I absolutely recommend KIPP for anybody whose goal is to get quality education you can't find in most public schools. In two more years I will be graduating from High School and hopefully attending The University of Texas at Austin!

- submitted by a community member

April 24, 2010
I have been an educator for 18 years and have taught in all the various settings possible. Based on my experience and observations I chose KIPP (Austin) as my only choice for my childrens' education. I personally believe I couln't pay for a school (private) better that the KIPP model. Is it challenging (in that homework is given everyday), yes, but the amount of support is unpresidented. There are countless examples that I could share, but you will hopefully be wise and visit KIPP in Austin for yourself. I sincerely hope that all schools could follow KIPP (Austin) so that American student s will be prepared to compete with the global world. KIPP teaches more than academics, it teaches character, wellness, gratitude, community and offers students countless oppotunities to earn priveleges. Please visit their website, but most important visit their schools!

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2009
i am a student at kipp austin college pre an i think yhis school is a 8-10 because when i was in other schools i got onli 70's in every subject and now i get alot of goog grades like 80-100's.this school also shows you how to behave and all the staff members make every single student at kipp climb the mountain to college!

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2009
I was a student at KIPP from 6th to 8th grade and graduated from there with a lot of knowledge but also with a lot of other things like common sense (which I think is something that a lot of teenagers lack now-a-days). Personally I'm glad that i went to KIPP because not only am i doing great in school, I also know how to organize my self and attained other qualities that are needed in the future. A lot of my current friends (that didn't attend KIPP) had issues with time and organization the first two years of high school (i attend Liberal Arts and Science Academy). The stress of homework and academics at KIPP is a great way to show kids at a young age what it's like to BE in college. They show them a glimpse of life as a college student and as an adult.It's a great.

- submitted by a student
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January 11, 2009
I use to go to this school, and the ammount of homework they give you is a lot! I sometimes stay up untill 11pm doing it. Not just that but the time the busses pick you up, is even worse. Its still a good school

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2007
The students do work very hard there at the school, but it's very over bearing. The teachers lack communication with one another, no matter how many times it's brought to their attention that the children are feeling over whelmed by the amounts of homework. The principal feel he's correct on everything. There parent/teacher meeting is pointless they very seldom listen to any of the parents inputs. The teach kids this is the way life is if they want to get to college, but I ask.....is this the type of school they attended to get them on the road to college?

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007
i ahave beign very content and focused on the learning that i m progressing in many things such a s test scores

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May 22, 2007
My daughter is a sophomore(6th grade) at KACP and she is really excelling. Not only did you pass both TAKS tests but she received a 'commended' score in math! I really feel that this wouldn't have been possible in a public school in our neighborhood. I really hope they are able to add a highschool to the campus before her final year.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2007
i think that kipp austin college prep is the best middle school i ever attended

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2007
I would have to say that KIPP Austin College Prep is the home of the hardest working students in Austin,Texas. This school is on a 200-acre campus where they have a hiking trail and an extensive P.E. that not only teaches the students about running and things like that but it also gets the students informed about nutrition. Their students are already taking Algebra 1 in the 8th grade class and take the Algebra II Honors in the 9th grade. They have students in some of the most excellent high schools around Austin and around the country. They have students in Phillips Exeter Academy, Cate School, St. Stephen's Episcopal School, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and many more. KIPP Austin even plans to make their own high Shcool on their campus. This school could be opening up in 2008. KIPP ACP is an excellent school that I would recommend to anyone.

- submitted by a student

September 13, 2006
KIPP Austin College Prep is a Public Charter School focused on providing students grades 5-8 the quality education needed to prepare them for future learning. The academic program focus on how to study and what question should be asked to solve problems. KIPP Austin College Prep also focus on character building, intellectual habits, music, band, art, and social interaction with peers, parents, and teachers. The best program is the health curriculum. KIPP focuses on the wellness aspect of total health. Overall, the students at KIPP receive a high quality education full of positive motivation. With any school, there is always room for improvement. Parents remember that education starts at home and your involvement with your child's learning environment, rather it be at home, school, church, or other activities!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2006
It is an excellent school. I highly recommed the school to parents who want their kids to be responsible and excell in the future. The curriculum is hard but the school has high expectations for the students. My daugher was very proud of herself when she received her first report card. She knew the work was hard and the days long, but she rose to the occasion and that put a huge grin on her face and mine. The encourage parent involvement and the kids repond to the parental involvement. Make a site visit to the school and the first thing that gets your attention is how well behaved the students are. They are big on personnal responsibility and there moto is 'No Excuses.' The teachers carry cell phones and can be reached in the evening to help your student with their homework. More schools schould be like KIPP!!!!

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Kipp Austin College Prep
8509 Farm-to-Market 969, Austin, TX  78724
(512) 637-6870
Last modified Kipp Austin College Prep 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 Austin College Prep Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top