KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Nexus Middle

Grades Served
Grades Served 5-6
Founded 2017
Teachers 12
Students 280

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.

Lisa McClinton

Lisa McClinton

School Leader

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." - Nelson Mandela

Ms. McClinton joined the KIPP Texas- Houston team and family in 2011. Prior to coming to KIPP, she taught English Language Arts for 14 years in several districts surrounding Houston prior to moving to other roles outside of the classroom. She worked as a classroom management consultant, dean of instruction and an education programs manager. She entered the Aspiring Principal’s Institute with Houston Independent School District in 2008 and completed her internship at Westside High School. She was then a principal in HISD for two years.

Ms. McClinton transitioned to KIPP Houston Public Schools in 2011 as the Dean of Academic Projects. For the past five years, she has been a school leader in KIPP Texas- Houston. She led KIPP Sunnyside High School from 2013 to 2016, and then became a Fisher Fellow and founded both KIPP NEXUS Primary and Middle School, which opened in 2017. Outside of work, she enjoys shoe shopping, traveling and spending time with her daughter.

KIPP Nexus Middle Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools


Middle Schools

NEXUS Middle School