KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Sharpstown College Prep

Grades Served
Grades Served 5-8
Founded
Founded 2007
Teachers
Teachers 27
Students
Students 430

KIPP Sharpstown is a college-preparatory charter school that aims to serve students in the Sharpstown and Gulfton communities. The Team & Family of KIPP Sharpstown College Prep works to ensure our students internalize the habits of self-reliance, honor, achievement, responsibility to others, and persistence. These values give our students the ability to become life-long learners capable of excelling in college and transforming tomorrow.

In addition to rigorous academic instruction, students at KIPP Sharpstown have the opportunity to explore and become proficient in visual arts, theater, dance, orchestra, or choir. We emphasize and celebrate student development in the arts right alongside their academic and character development.

Catherine Presley

Catherine Presley

School Leader

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us...We are meant to shine, as children do...And, as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson


Catherine Presley is the School Leader at KIPP Sharpstown College Prep. Prior to transitioning to the role of School Leader, she served as an Assistant Principal at KIPP Sharpstown. Before joining the KIPP team and family in August 2018, she spent seven years in Houston ISD as a teacher, instructional coordinator, and assistant principal. Catherine also spent time coaching first and second year Teach For America corps members in the Dallas-Fort Worth Region as a Manager, Teacher Leader Development. Catherine attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She later attended Rice University where she participated in the Rice Educational Entrepreneurial Program and earned her Masters of Business Administration and Principal Certification.

KIPP Sharpstown College Prep Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP SHARP