One day, our nation will know Newark and Camden, New Jersey, as cities of world-class public education.Tweet
schools, growing to 15 in newark and camden, nj
kids, growing to 7,600
To college, of those who were with us in 8th grade
KIPP New Jersey is growing to serve students in Camden and Newark across 15 schools
Existing schools Future schools
• our mission •
The mission of KIPP New Jersey is to create a network of schools in Camden and Newark, New Jersey, that instill in their students the desire and ability to succeed in college, in order to change the world.
Six Essential Questions
Like all KIPP schools, we evaluate ourselves against six essential questions to ensure we're supporting kids for college and in life beyond. A school with great test scores but high student attrition, for instance, would not be fulfilling our mission.
(1) Are we serving the kids who need us?
Eligible for free/reduced meals
Students with special needs
(2) Are our students staying with us?
Courntey in fifth grade doing work with her classmate
Courtney as a senior in college, tutoring a SPARK student
Courtney is a TEAM Academy alum who joined us as a 5th grader in 2002. Eleven years later, after graduating Seton Hall studying education and tutoring students, she accepted our offer to become an elementary school teacher. Courtney is being the change she wishes to see in the world.
(3) Are students progressing and achieving academically?
Like all KIPP schools, we evaluate ourselves against six essential questions, because test scores are part of the story but they’re not enough. A school with great test scores but high student attrition, for instance, is not a healthy school.
(4) Are alumni climbing the mountain to and through college?
of students have matriculated to college (of those who were with us in 8th grade)
KIPP students are four times more likely to graduate college than their low-income peers
(5) Are we building a sustainable people model?
KIPP THROUGH COLLEGE
"KIPP New Jersey’s values are lived out day in, day out. If you work for KIPP New Jersey, you embody at least one of our values."
5TH GRADE TEACHER
"Teaching is about opening a world of possibilities and allowing students the freedom to explore every possible corner of the world."
2ND GRADE TEACHER
"From home visits to daily phone calls we are a part of each and every student's family."
(6) Are we building a sustainable financial model?
Year that KIPP New Jersey breaks even on public funding in Newark
But we still have fundraising needs
Camden startup funding
Alumni emergency fund
Every May we host the TEAMspys, an evening to celebrate hard work and achievement. And have fun. Throughout the year staff nominate each other for exhibiting our values and winners earn up to $5,000 awards.
(1) Staff nominate each other throughout the year for exhibiting our values
(2) Winners who most exhibit our values earn up to $5,000 at the annual TEAMspys Ceremony