KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Nexus Middle

Grades Served
Grades Served 2022-23 SY 5-8
Founded 2017
Teachers 34
Students 443

KIPP NEXUS is located on the Northwest side of Houston. At NEXUS, joyful learning experiences are at the center of everything that we do through our school values of Nurture, Empower, Xcel, Unite, and Serve. NEXUS students will receive a rigorous and balanced curriculum of math, reading, science, and social studies to build reasoning, analysis, and problem-solving skills. Students will also have technological, musical, and physical education daily to promote creativity and emotional balance. Consisting of two gyms, fields for baseball, football and soccer, and a track, the NEXUS athletic facilities will provide a healthy, active way of life for students, families, and the community. KIPP NEXUS is the central point for all KIPP Houston Public Schools athletic events. We are committed to the academic and character development of every student for success in college and the competitive world beyond.

Chaz Culbertson

School Leader

The foundation of my love of being school leader at KIPP NEXUS Middle School is in the foundation in the school itself, its values. NEXUS values are NURTURE, EMPOWER, XCEL, UNITE and SERVE. These values are also values of my core. In my family, community and school, I strongly believe in NURTURING the relationships so that everyone can be EMPOWERED. Living the value of XCEL is key for me to be reflective in what type of husband, father, son, friend, neighbor and school leader I am being. In order for success and achievement to come to fruition, this takes UNITING with people and the world can and will continue to improve with all humanity SERVING each other in this way. This is NEXUS.

Chaz Culbertson is proud to serve as the School Leader of KIPP NEXUS Middle School. He previously served as the founding Assistant Principal at KIPP NEXUS before succeeding the founding school leader for the final year of the school’s founding class. Mr. Culbertson’s KIPP journey began at KIPP Sunnyside High School where he served as founding Algebra teacher, Grade Level Chair, Assistant Principal and Interim School Leader. Mr. Culbertson is a Houston native and graduated from the University of Houston. Outside of school, Mr. Culbertson loves spending time at home and in his community with his wife, family and friends.

KIPP Nexus Middle Feeder Pattern

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NEXUS Middle School