I wanted to share with you the below press release that we sent yesterday regarding KIPP Impact’s school grade. After a lot of hard work from our students, parents and teachers, we ended up with a “C” grade – just three measly (and excruciating) school grade points away from a “B.” So we’ll call it a C+.
I’m pleased to share that KIPP Impact is now the highest rated middle school in Northwest Jacksonville and the highest rated among the 18 Duval County middle and K-8 schools that serve 70% or more students who are eligible for the free and reduced price lunch program. Of course, we still have a lot of hard work ahead as we continue to adjust and refine our model. Our young school (and our young KIPP Jacksonville institution) still has plenty of room for growth and improvement.
Lastly, while it never will show up on a school grade report, I wanted to share with you two links to our young musicians in action. The first link is KIPP’s first attempt at a musical note in the fall of 2010 (our baseline). The second link is from our students’ musical assessment this past spring, where they played before judges for the first time.
I hope viewing these put a smile on your face. The sky is the limit for our students.