KIPP LA Schools

KIPP LA Schools

All schools across the network use adaptive software and other technology tools as a way to deliver personalized instruction. The region is focused on identifying tools that support student agency, personalized learning profiles and data accessibility.

State: California Number of Students: 5,757
School Type: Charter Management Organization Free and Reduced Lunch: 90.0%
Grade Level: PK-8 English Language Learners: N/A

School Context

High Expectations: All members of the KIPP community including families, teachers and leadership work together tocreate a supportive learning environment that fosters academic growth and readiness for high school and college.

More Time Learning: KIPP schools offer an extended day, week and year so that students have more time to engage inlearning opportunities.

Putting Power in the hands of School Leaders: KIPP LA’s school leaders are given the power to make changes thatimpact student learning, including changing the staff, moving dollars and implementing innovative ideas.

Results Driven: KIPP LA is focused on high student achievement on standardized testing in addition to makingimprovements in teaching and learning.

State of Technology

Blended Philosophy: All schools across the network use adaptivesoftware and other technology tools as a way to deliver personalizedinstruction. The region is focused on identifying a tools that supportstudent agency, personalized learning profiles and data accessibility.

KIPP Empower Academy: Empower Academy was the first KIPP schoolto develop a school-wide blended learning model. The school utilizesa rotational blended learning model that enables teachers to providesmall group instruction in core content areas such as reading, writing,math and science. KIPP Empower has 15 laptops per classroom. Theschool has also demonstrated the highest API in the KIPP LA networkat 991, coming in as the 10th highest-performing elementary school inCalifornia.

Chromebook Pilot: In spring 2011, KIPP LA was one of the pilot sitesfor Google Chromebooks. The network started with 400 Chromebooksbetween KIPP Academy of Opportunity and KIPP LA Prep, to serve350 students in grades 5-8. Since then, the network has adopted 3,600Chromebooks, which have become the most frequently used device inthe network.

Tech Needs & Requirements

Technology tools must be browser-based. No iOS-only tools are used and must allow single sign-on with Google. The district needs single sign-on solutions to streamline staff facing tools (HR, finance, PD), programs that provide a unified personalized learning experience across content and subjects and administrator-facing dashboard that can collect meaningful data from different tools and display it in one place.


Growth: By 2020, KIPP LA hopes to open nine new schools, which will double the network’s presence in South and EastLos Angeles.

*Content From 2016

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