About KIPP Jacksonville Schools
Nationally, more than 85% of KIPP students are matriculating to college.
What Is KIPP Jacksonville?
KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record for preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are currently 99 KIPP schools in 20 states across the U.S. serving over 26,000 students. KIPP Jacksonville opened the first KIPP school in Florida, KIPP Impact Middle School, in August 2010 and plans to grow to five schools in Jacksonville over the coming years.
The mission of KIPP Jacksonville Schools is to prepare our students with the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in high school, college and the competitive world beyond. Through the success of our students, KIPP Jacksonville will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Jacksonville and the state of Florida.
"I've never seen schools that operate with the level of discipline, structure, enthusiasm and rigor that I've seen at these KIPP schools around the country. They create a total, high-demand education culture."
Michael Lomax, CEO, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
"I want every child in the country to have these kinds of opportunities, where there are such high expectations, where there's a college going culture from day one. This gives me real reason to hope."
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during his visit to KIPP Jacksonville, October 2010