About KIPP Jacksonville
KIPP Jacksonville opened the first KIPP schools in Florida:
KIPP Impact Middle School in 2010
KIPP VOICE Elementary in 2012
KIPP Jacksonville Elementary in 2015
In 2007, a group of Jacksonville community leaders came together to bring the KIPP model to our city. Included among the leaders was Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Mayor John Peyton. Leaders were impressed with KIPP’s track record of results from around the country and wanted to bring this success to Jacksonville. More than 80% of KIPP alumni are matriculating to college – and alumni are graduating with their college degrees at rates four times higher than their neighborhood peers.
Our campus is approximately three miles west of downtown Jacksonville. We renovated the former Jacksonville Kennel Club building into a world-class educational facility that is fully able to leverage the latest educational technologies. In the spring of 2014, we opened a brand new gymnasium, which enhances our athletics and physical education offerings for all of our students. As the number of schools has grown to educate more children since inception, so has the size of our campus. In the summer of 2016, we completed construction on a freestanding building that now houses our expanded kindergarten and elementary programs. In addition to the new building, we have undertaken the complete demolition and renovation of the former race track between the buildings, which has become a student-friendly track and field area.
Renovated building – Home to KIPP VOICE Elementary, KIPP Impact Middle, & Regional Offices (Located at 1440 McDuff Ave. N., Jacksonville, FL 32254)
New building – Home to KIPP Jacksonville Elementary (Located at 2525 West 1st Street, Jacksonville, FL 32254)
To learn more about the national KIPP network of schools, please click here.
Please view the below video featuring our Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jennifer Brown – she’s also a KIPP parent, as you learn more about KIPP Jacksonville Schools.