At KIPP, we believe the truest measure of our success is the college graduation rate and life outcomes achieved by our students. Along the way we measure our progress and stay on track by asking Six Essential Questions that we believe are essential to reaching our goal.
Are we serving the children we set out to serve?
- Our student demographics mirror the districts we serve with comparable ELL, SPED, and Free/Reduced lunch numbers in both Lynn and Boston. (Please refer to individual school pages for school-specific demographics.)
Are our children staying with us?
- 92% of our kids stay with us year over year.
- This rate exceeds the average of charter schools by nearly 10%, and is also substantially higher than the district schools in the communities we serve.
Are our kids growing and achieving?
- KIPP:MA’s MCAS AP results in World History, AP Spanish, and AP Language exceeded the national average for all Massachusetts communities.
- The median MCAS student growth percentile for the entire KIPP:MA region of three schools exceeds the state average by 20%.
- Over 95% of our high school 10th graders achieved advanced and proficient on MCAS ELA.
- KIPP Lynn student proficiency and advanced MCAS rates surpassed the state in all grades across all subjects.
Some of the more striking differences from the 2016 October test results:
- KIPP Academy Lynn’s class of 2020 had the 10th highest PARCC Math achievement in the state out of 311 schools. With 3+ years of strong growth our students reached achievement levels higher than affluent districts like Swampscott, Milton and Concord.
- KIPP Academy Lynn’s class of 2021 had the 10th highest PARCC Math achievement in the state. Our seventh graders out-achieved Boston Latin Academy, an exam school that only admits students with high scores.
- KIPP Academy Lynn’s class of 2021 had the 2nd highest Math student growth percentile in the state.
- KIPP Academy Boston class of 2020 had the 5th highest Math student growth percentile in the state.
- KIPP Academy Boston had the 13th highest ELA student growth percentile in the state for grades 3-8 out of 243 districts.
- KIPP Academy Boston had the 10th Math highest student growth percentile in the state for grades 3-8 out of 243 districts.
- KIPP Academy Lynn had the 13th Math highest student growth percentile in the state for grades 3-8 out of 243 districts
Are our students climbing the mountain to and through college?
- 65% of our alumni from our original classes at KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School (Classes’13, ’14 and ’15) are persisting in college.
- 96% of the Class of 2016 matriculated to a 2 or 4-year college in the fall of 2016.
- Current projections show that the Class of 2016 will graduate college at 5x the national average.
Are we building a sustainable people model?
- Our total staff has grown from 39 members in 2010 to 254 members in 2016 .
- 85% of school leaders taught at KIPP.
- 50% of school leaders are people of color.
Are we building a sustainable financial model?
- KIPP Academy Lynn – our fully enrolled middle school – is operating sustainably on public funding
- KIPP:MA has received a clean, unqualified audit opinion with no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in FY16.
- The KIPP:MA region surpassed its revenue goals and budget targets in FY16.