To help our kids change their lives (and change the world!) we serve a large percentage of our community’s African American and Latino students who are low-income and eligible for special education services. The result? KIPP New Jersey students are four times more likely to graduate college than non-KIPP students in Newark’s public schools.
In 2017, 74% of our eighth-grade students went to college. What’s more, KIPP New Jersey students are 3.5 times more likely to graduate college than low-income students. And our dedicated KIPP Through College team will help get them there even after they’ve left our hallways.
KIPP students outperform the district and perform similarly to state test averages every year. In 2017, our 11th graders out-performed not only the district schools around them but also out-performed the wealthiest public schools in Essex County.