KIPP Texas - Austin

KIPP Austin College Prep

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY 5-8
Founded 2002
Teachers 28
Students 473

At KIPP Austin College Prep, we are a community of proud and brave high performing equity-centered activists. We question the status quo and engage in diverse and rigorous discussions about our cultures, identities, race, and current events. We recognize and champion each other’s identities with our peers and communities. We provide the opportunity, access, and support to achieve rigorous levels of knowledge through strong intellectual habits, strong academics, and a strong civics education. We explore issues of human rights and social concerns that stimulate intellectual curiosity. We ground ourselves in civics education because we want to do more than just survive. We reclaim our power and continue to learn, organize, advocate as lifelong activists of social change. 

Juan Juárez

School Leader

“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” -Cesar Chavez

Juan Juárez is currently in his second year as the school leader at KIPP Austin College Prep (KACP) and his 11th year with KIPP Texas Public Schools! Juan is excited and humbled that he is a part of KIPP Texas – Austin’s flagship school.

Prior to becoming the school leader at KACP, Juan participated in the Fisher Fellowship and was an Instructional Leader at KIPP Austin Brave coaching Literature, Composition, and Spanish teachers. Prior to transitioning to KIPP Texas – Austin, Juan served as school leader of KIPP Camino Academy in San Antonio for two years. As a school leader, Juan focused on implementing six culturally relevant performing arts programs, built strong relationships with community partnerships, and ensured that students and staff focused on exploring their identities. In addition, Juan established a strong focus on data-driven practices which have resulted in increasing scores on all 12 out of the 12 state tests with an average of 15% increase overall on state exams over the two years as a Principal.

Prior to being Principal, Juan has served as an ESL coordinator, 5th-grade reading, Director of Student Programs, and Assistant Principal at KIPP Camino Academy.

For leadership development, he has participated in the Fisher Fellowship, Teacher Leader Program, Miles Family Fellowship, and Successor Prep program as part of KIPP Leadership Programs.

Juan graduated from Southwestern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/International Studies and at Trinity University earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Texas at San Antonio in Educational Leadership.

Outside of school, Juarez loves listening to pop music (especially Britney Spears), watching movies every weekend at the Alamo Drafthouse, and spending time with his four dogs.

KIPP Austin College Prep Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP Austin Comunidad

Middle Schools

KIPP Austin College Prep

High Schools

KIPP Austin Collegiate