In its inaugural year, KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy began proving what is possible in kindergarten. At the end of the school year, 91 percent of kindergarten students were reading at or above grade level in their dominant language, with more than 50 percent reading above grade level. In addition, 96 percent of kindergarteners passed the End-of-Year Math Assessment, with 87 percent demonstrating mastery. And even more exciting is that each of these kindergarteners is on the path to college from day one.
“KIPP San Antonio’s 2012-13 academic results are in and I am very proud of our students’ and teachers’ accomplishments,” said Mark Larson, KIPP San Antonio’s Chief Executive Officer. “I never cease to be amazed by what our students and staff accomplish through their hard work and dedication, and this past year was no different.”
Based on final End-of-Course STAAR testing results, KIPP San Antonio students regularly outperformed their peers at neighboring school districts and beat the Texas state averages. MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments are another way that KIPP San Antonio measures students’ academic growth. These assessments are national norm-referenced tests, similar to the Stanford 10 and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, that allow KIPP San Antonio to assess students’ progress compared to KIPP and non-KIPP schools across the country. Last year, KIPP Camino and KIPP Aspire were recognized for being top performers in the KIPP network for growth in their students’ reading and math scores. KIPP Camino had the most significant growth of any KIPP school in the nation in 7th grade reading.
KIPP Aspire was ranked in the Top 10 Best Public Middle Schools out of 116 schools in the greater San Antonio area and the #1 San Antonio Charter Middle School by Children at Risk. KIPP Camino will also be eligible to be ranked next year.
KIPP University Prep’s first senior class graduated from high school in May and 94 percent of graduates will continue their climb to and through college in the fall. The KIPP Through College team will travel that path with them and do whatever it takes to support them on their college journey. Congratulations to the Class of 2013!
First Friday Breakfast
You are invited to KIPP San Antonio’s First Friday Breakfast (held the first Friday of each month) to learn more about KIPP San Antonio and meet the hardest working students in San Antonio:
- Friday, October 4th – KIPP Camino Academy – 128 S. Audubon Drive
- Friday, November 1st – KIPP University Prep – 319 E. Mulberry Avenue
- Friday, December 6th – KIPP Un Mundo Academy – 103 Tuleta Drive
- Friday, January 10th – KIPP Aspire Academy – 735 Fredericksburg Road
KIPP San Antonio is committed to enabling educationally underserved students to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to succeed in top quality schools and colleges and to command their future. KIPP San Antonio currently serves 1,500 students in four college-preparatory schools and is on track to serve more than 8,500 students across 15 schools.