Award Year 2016
Kipp Los Angeles College Preparatory School
2810 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90023-1527
Mr. Carlos Lanuza, Principal at time of Nomination
Charter School, Title I School
KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory
- Hispanic: 99%
- ELL: 15%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 95%
KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory is a high-performing, tuition-free, public charter school. We serve over 480 students in grades 5-8. Our student population is 99% Latino and 95.2% of our students qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Program. KIPP LA Prep is part of the national network of KIPP schools.
At KIPP LA Prep, our belief is that it is necessary to educate the whole child by focusing on individualized exploration, risk-taking, building character and community, and providing rigorous instruction in academics, arts, and 21st-century skills. KIPP LA Prep students engage in a truly rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum. Alongside the academic course-load, all students take art and music in the lower school, which includes fifth and sixth grade. In the upper school, 7th and 8th grade students select from a range of art or music classes.
KIPP LA Prep provides a powerful step towards success for students from a traditionally underserved community. At KIPP LA Prep, we raise the bar of excellence. KIPP LA Prep's world-class approach to education will provide Prepsters with the skills, habits and experiences necessary to be successful in high school, college, and life. Our focus on the whole child results in alumni who succeed.