KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Sunnyside High School

Grades Served
Grades Served 9-12
Founded
Founded 2010
Teachers
Teachers 40
Students
Students 565

KIPP Sunnyside High School (KSHS) educates college-bound ninth through 12th-graders from Houston’s Third Ward, Hiram Clarke, and Sunnyside communities. The academic and co-curricular programs at KSHS provide a college preparatory experience that empowers students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to go to and through college. KSHS is committed to the growth and achievement of all students and the development of thoughtful leaders who will advocate for themselves and others. Through rigorous scholarship in a nurturing environment, our graduates are empowered to take ownership of their lives and possess the knowledge, skills and courage to be successful in college and beyond.

Dr. Rian Wright

Dr. Rian Wright

School Leader

“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” - Malcolm X


Dr. Rian Wright was born and lived most of her life in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from high school, Rian earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Michigan University. Rian moved to Austin in 2006 for graduate study and earned her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and PhD in Education Policy and Planning from The University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, Rian joined the KIPP Sunnyside High School as the founding Director of College Counseling. She supported the founding class of 2014 to 100% college acceptance, 98% college matriculation, 100% FAFSA completion and $1.18 million in gift aid. In 2015, she continued her work at KSHS as an Assistant Principal for the 12th grade. Rian currently serves as the School Leader of KIPP Sunnyside High School. In her free time, Rian likes to spend time with her husband, Kevin, and her two children, Makenzie and Jaxson.

KIPP Sunnyside High School Feeder Pattern

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