Why KIPP Texas?

Our joyful and academically excellent schools prepare students with the skills and confidence to lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.


The Whole Student

KIPP Texas Public Schools provide a safe and positive learning environment, where joy and academic excellence are at the core of our curriculum.

A focus on character has been the cornerstone of KIPP since we began and is still the essence of what we believe: to succeed in the world beyond, KIPPsters need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths. They’re deeply interconnected and we never compromise one for the other.


Investment in Early Education and Literacy

Texas KIPPsters in kindergarten, first, and second grades met the national student achievement norms in both math and in reading.

In both English and math, KIPP Texas average scores surpassed the national targets across kindergarten, first and second grades. These results wouldn’t be possible without the strong academic foundation we set for our KIPPsters in pre-K and kindergarten.

With a strong emphasis on foundational literacy, conceptual math, and exposure to STEAM experiences (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), our goal is for students to love school from the very start as pre-K students.


Early Education

Academic Success

Alumni Success!

Our alumni college graduation rate is four times higher than peer groups across the nation.

College Acceptance

100% of our graduates are accepted to college. We currently have 12,000 alumni currently enrolled in a college or university.

Top ACT Quartile

The ACT scores of KIPP Texas students exceed the average ACT composite score across peer groups, proving that more of our students are prepared for the academic demands of college.

Nationally Ranked

US News & World Report ranks KIPP Texas high schools among the best in the nation, based on college readiness, math and reading proficiency and performance, graduation rate, and more.

Joyful Classroom Experiences

KIPP Texas schools cultivate a love for learning at all levels by making school fun, challenging, and exciting, while connecting each lesson to our students’ lives.

We work to create environments where students can form deep, supportive, and lasting relationships with each other and provide a diverse array of opportunities so that each unique student has the opportunity to shine, all while ensuring that our students’ voices are heard, respected, and powerful.

Skilled Teachers

Highly Skilled Teachers and Leaders

Our dedicated school teams create a culture of support, achievement, and personalized learning based on each student’s needs, skills, and interests.

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A School and a Community

At KIPP Texas, our students, families, teachers, and staff create a community we call Team & Family. Through this community, our students are supported in every step of their education, and even as alumni after they leave our campuses.

Our KIPP Texas Cares Recovery Fairs provide food, water, and financial support to those affected by hurricanes, snow storms, and other natural disasters. We were also able to give financial assistance to our families negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The real-world practice of giving back has even been incorporated into the social-emotional curriculum at some of our schools, with students embracing volunteerism, to learn about social awareness and empathy.

Future Focused


With a focus on the futures of our KIPPsters, our KIPP Forward counselors guide students and alumni as they make critically conscious choices to chart their path toward a fulfilling life. KIPP Forward advisors remain in contact with KIPP Texas alumni to provide additional support as they continue their paths through college, career, and beyond.

KIPP Forward

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    Free Transportation

    KIPP Texas offers free bus transportation for our students, safely taking KIPPsters to and from school.

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    Free Breakfast & Lunch

    Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision, all students at established KIPP Texas Schools can receive free breakfast and lunch every school day.

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    Clubs, Sports, & Extracurricular Activities

    In addition to core classes, our wide-range of electives and extracurricular activities give KIPPsters a well-rounded and engaging experience

Benefits of Attending a KIPP Texas School

KIPP Texas Public Schools is an open-enrollment, public, tuition-free charter school network of 59 schools with more than 31,000 pre-K-12 students across the state. We are committed to equity in education with a focus on college and career readiness.

"Because of KIPP, I discovered colleges I would have never known about. If it wasn't for KIPP, I would not be attending a prestigious liberal arts college with an amazing financial aid package."

Uzziel Sanchez

Class of 2016

KIPP Houston High School

"My son’s teacher comes to his birthday parties, shows up at his baseball games, and texts me every day about how he’s doing. I can’t tell you how reassuring it is to send my child to a school that has that amount of care."

Candice P.


KIPP Obras Elementary School

"What stood out to me was the amount of love and care every single teacher had for me. They set high goals that they knew I was capable of reaching. They always pushed me to do my best and never gave up on me."

Sonya Vasquez

Class of 2017

KIPP University Prep

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KIPP Texas are joyful, academically excellent public schools. They’re free and open to all children pre-K–12.

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