KIPP SPARK Academy is our network's first elementary school in Newark, and is home to over 500 students.
KIPP SPARK Academy serves grades K-4. Once they finish fourth grade, they go on to our first middle school, KIPP TEAM Academy.
KIPP SPARK Academy founded as a kindergarten in 2009 and added a grade level each year until it was fully grown.
KIPP New Jersey’s first elementary school prepares students for college from the day they start kindergarten.
SPARK fourth graders have performed in the 70th percentile in math and the 61st percentile in reading in the nation, much higher than fifth graders who enter our schools from other schools, who typically start around the 25th percentile in math and reading.