This school has excellent staff and teachers that are dedicated to helping their students make it to and through college. They do not tolerate disrespect or misbehavior and they have high expectations for their kiddos.
2012-2013 was a great year for my kids. The administrator and teachers were very concerned and attentive to the academic and behavior success for the students. They have been able to grow while at Kipp. I am thankful to all of their teachers and administrators including but definitely not limited to parent volunteers Mrs. Thornton, Mr. Thornton, Ms. Ingram, Mr. Emilien, Mr. Green, Ms. Akins, Ms. Hearne...the Windon boys miss the school. Mrs.
My son attended Kipp Liberation. He has always been a honor student and when attending Kipp was not only bullied by the students, also a teacher as well. So, I'm not sure when the antibullying campian started as stated by a parent. Because in 2012-2013 the schools principal Mr E didn't seem to know how to deal with situations of the sort. For the life of me, I have know clue how a honor student seem to be in trouble for not paying attention, off task have test scores of 97% and above with behavior promblems and is not focus. I enrolled my son in a different school were I had no problems with him at all, academically or for behavial problems which he never had before. He was amongst the top ten in his class with the highest GPA. He has since then went on and is now at Baylor College on Medicine Academy at Ryan, to enhance his skills and study to become a Physician one day.
this was my daughter's first year at Kipp and will be starting her 2nd year. I had no issues that I couldn't deal with. I am a hands on parent and I do not allow the school to raise my child. If there is a issue I get it solved. I dont handle any issues over the phone expecting them to be solved. I know the school have a job and I also have as a parent to ensure that school following through promises, mad in the contract. Kiddos to Ms. Ingram and Mr. E
This school is a hidden gem in the Greater Third Ward community with its sister school KIPP Peace Elementary. It has a strong school leader, Tai Ingram, and a dynamic pool of resourceful teachers and staff. KIPPsters are exposed to the Fine Arts with full time instructors: Visual Arts and Theatre Arts. Several teachers are gradutes of Houston's University of Houston and Rice University. 8th graders can earn high school credit for Algebra I and students have option to study the Spanish language. A wide array of learning tools are used to reach student's greatest potential for learning. Students participate in field lessons to complement the classroom instruction. Our kids play competitive sports like football, volleyball, cheer squad, soccer, basketball and track with KIPP, HISD, and Private schools. Like Eagles, KIPP Liberation students, teachers, and parents SOAR HIGHER every day. The KPA - KIPP Parent Association is very active and organizes several family activitites like Spirit Week, Book fair, Holiday showcase, and school picnic. Liberation has opportunities for parents and grandparents to volunteer. It's best to start at KIPP as soon as you can - contact the school now.
This is my son's third year and unfortunately things have gone from bad to worse. We welcomed a new school leader at the beginning of the school year only for her to leave during the Christmas break and studens as well as parents learned of this upon their return that there was a new interim leader. Again, no explanation and this is 2 leaders within 2 years time. It is discouraging and although children are resilient, they also appreciate structure and some things remaining the same. If the school decides to choose a new leader from within their school, it will be detrimental. There is still a lack of pertinent communication and staff continues to leave sometimes as a mass exodus. Please get it together because parents are led to believe that the school is great when indeed it still needs far more work. Also being in the African American neighborhood, we need to let our children see that they can get a good education near their homes and this is not the case.
KIPP Liberation College Prep is under new management! The new principal really has the Kippsters best interest at heart. I was skeptical about having our son return for a third year, however, he received Commended in Math on the TAKS test, so I figured they had to be doing something right. Ans so far so good this year. We've seen major changes and looking forward to seeing more! Great job Ms. Farinas & KIPP Staff...
The Leadeship and the organization of KIPP Liberation does not live up to the reputation KIPP has nationally. Although the teachers were good, the were serious behavior issues that were never addressed. There will be many changes this upcoming year including location for the third time in three years.
As soon as you walk through the doors of this school you mistake it for an alternative school. Yes, KIPP is a phenomenal program, but KIPP Liberation puts its name in the dirt. The schools first principal did nothing about the highly unacceptable behavior. Children walking out of classes, cussing at teachers, and spreading rumors. They lure you in with all of those good slogans but behind closed doors, this is the worst school in all of KIPP Southeast. I recommend this place to no one. It's like the students run the school!
Excellent, excellent school. Our daughter had been in the local public school and was falling behind. She wasn't learning, and the teachers were passing her on anyway. In her 7th grade math class, she had not mastered basic multiplication tables, yet she had an A in the class. How does that work? We moved her into the KIPP program and retained her to 6th grade for the year. It made all of the difference in the world. KIPP took the time to fill in the skills she had been missing along the way for years in public school. The teached are beyond supportive and dedicated. The hours are long, they are very disciplined, but the method WORKS. She went from a barely passing student, to a A & B student working ABOVE her grade level in a matter of only a year and a half. I can't thank them enough.
This is a great school if you are looking for great academic and great on teaching disipline. The long hours hours and the homework teach the children responsibility. I have seen a change in my son since attending a KIPP school. I am thinkful fir there hard work and dedication to there students
This is the best school. It is small, but a perfect environment for higher order thinking abilities.
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