KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Academy West Middle

Grades Served
Grades Served 2023-24 SY 6-9
Founded 2015
Teachers 34
Students 455

KIPP Academy West was founded in 2015 with the belief that we build leaders one at a time. We meet our KIPPsters where they are and support them with love on their journey of continuous learning to and through college. We believe in rigorous academics, restorative practices, community circles, and involvement in extracurricular clubs as a foundation to our KIPPsters’ success.

Andrea McCormick

Andrea McCormick


“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day a week a month or a year it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble necessary trouble. ” -Rep. John Lewis #goodtrouble

Ms. Andrea McCormick is a proud graduate of Grambling State University and a native of Miami, FL. She is excited to serve as the first black woman successor school leader at KIPP Academy West.

Andrea started her career in education teaching Special Education students in Atlanta, GA. She found her way to KIPP Houston in 2010 as a Founding teammate at KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls. From there, she has served as a teacher, GLC, Dean, and Assistant Principal at KIPP Explore, KIPP Dream, KIPP Change (KIPP NC), and lastly, as a founding leader at KIPP Mosaic Primary.

Andrea is a collaborative leader that leverages strong relationships in ensuring our KIPPsters obtain an excellent and equitable education. Andrea expects to bring her love and zest for celebrating SMALL and BIG wins while sharing her passion for all things literacy and discovering our identities through authentic conversations and cultural celebrations.

KIPP Academy West Middle Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP Unity Primary

Middle Schools

KIPP Academy West