KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Climb Academy

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY preK3-4th
Founded 2016
Teachers 53
Students 811

KIPP Climb Academy is the ninth KIPP Texas-Houston primary school to open its doors. Our school was founded in August of 2016 and proudly educates the students in pre-K3-4th grade from South Houston and Pasadena. We’ve built a pre-K3 and pre-K4 program to ensure a strong foundation into a child’s educational journey. We join KIPP Prime College Preparatory Middle School, also founded in 2016, on KIPP Houston Southeast Campus

KIPP Climb Academy supports our students on their journey to attend college. Our focus is to provide our students with a differentiated and rigorous instruction to ensure a high quality education. We believe students at all intellectual levels need to experience educational success through a quality education that challenges their ability and in return develop lifelong learners that prepares them for post secondary success. At Climb Academy we are data-driven and plan our instructional program to meet every student’s needs and lead them to success.

While academics are extremely important, at KIPP Climb Academy we believe that building character is also equally important. At Climb, we teach our students the BRIGHT values (Believe, Reach, Imagine, Give, Honor, and Trust). These values help build a foundation for students to be responsible and improve social skills to build a strong community. The values are infused into every element of the day, because they know that their actions always speak louder than words; it is not what you say, it is what you do.

Kemika Long

School Leader

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today - Malcolm X

Mrs. Kemika Long is a native Houstonian and very passionate about giving back to the Houston community. She has been educating little KIPPsters with KIPP Texas-Houston Public Schools for 10 years. Her previous teaching experiences include kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grade. She loves working with early-childhood and school-age children.Mrs. Long has 14 years of experience teaching students in Houston. She held multiple leadership positions such as the math lead, instructional coach, dean of mathematics, and assistant principal. Mrs. Long holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Prairie View A&M University and a Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University. As an educator focused on tutelage and transformation, she continues to help elevate student performance through personable and dynamic leadership. Mrs. Long is the proud Principal at KIPP Climb Academy. She commits to provide all students with an equitable education consisting of high-quality instruction provided by highly qualified instructors.

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