KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Academy West Middle

Grades Served
Grades Served 5-8
Founded 2015
Teachers 26
Students 420

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.

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Jamaal W. Henry Sr. M. Ed

School Leader

“Education, in its many forms and experiences, is the vehicle that we all take on the journey to becoming our best selves.” - Jamaal W. Henry Sr. M Ed.

Jamaal Henry joined KIPP Houston Public Schools in 2010, where he served as the sixth and eighth grade social studies teacher and grade level chair at KIPP Spirit College Prep. Jamaal was later the founding assistant principal at KIPP Northeast College Preparatory. Prior to joining KIPP, he served as a sixth grade reading, language arts, and social studies teacher at Mata Intermediate in the Alief Independent School District. Jamaal has also worked with the Upward Bound Trio Program and The Southern Education Foundation. Jamaal is a native of Marrero, Louisiana. He attended Texas Southern University, where he received his B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Jamaal married his wife Shari O. Brown-Henry in January 2011. Together, they have one son Jamaal “Will” Henry II, and two daughters Giselle and Sheri. He dedicates all of his free time to his wife, kids, siblings, close family, and friends.

KIPP Academy West Middle Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP Unity Primary

Middle Schools

KIPP Academy West