KIPP alumni obtain college degrees at 4 times the rate of low-income students nationally.
Our students dramatically outpace their peers with respect to high school graduation, college matriculation, and college graduation.
Our high school students consistently outperform their peers across the New York City and New York State on Regents exams. Our middle and elementary school students continue to outpace their city and state peers on state math assessments and their district peers on state English Language Arts exams.
KIPP NYC students are 97 percent African-American or Latino, 90 percent qualify for free or reduced price lunch, and 100 percent are admitted through a random, open lottery. Their results consistently prove that demography does not determine destiny.
Note: An additional 9% of our alumni have completed an associate’s degree and 5% have earned both an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree. Figures above include all 8th grade completers and a very small percentage of students who did not attend a KIPP middle school but completed 12th grade at KIPP. Many institutions report college matriculation and completion rates based solely on 12th grade graduates. Our approach ensures that our college completion rates account for students who drop out before completing high school and provides a fuller picture of our students’ success on the road to and through college.
Note: KIPP NYC middle schools serve students who enter KIPP NYC schools in 5th grade as well as those entering from one of our elementary schools.
Note: KIPP NYC results are for three 3rd grades since only three KIPP NYC schools had a 3rd grade in 2014-2015.
Updated June 2016