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KIPP Austin Public Schools believes that every child, regardless of economic background has the right to an exemplary education.

We will empower our students to thrive in and graduate from college, choose their paths, and positively impact their communities.

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IRS EIN: 01-0639602
Phone Number: 512-501-3643
Address: 8509 FM 969, Building 513
Austin, TX 78724
KIPP Austin by the Numbers:
K-12 students: 5,000
Eligible for free/reduced meals: 87%
English Language Learners: 55%
African-American and Latino: 97%
Students receiving special education services: 10%

Accolades for KIPP Austin:
KIPP Austin Collegiate ranked 10th best high
school in Texas by US News and World Report.

KIPP Austin Collegiate one of the nation's high
schools that challenge their students the most by
the Washington Post.

KIPP Austin Collegiate has a 'small to nonexistent
achievement gap' rating by the Education Equality

KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters and KIPP
Austin Collegiate received all seven Distinction
designations from the Texas Education Agency in
2015 & 2016.

KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters and KIPP
Austin College Prep recognized by a national study
conducted by Credo at Stanford University as two
of the top middle schools in Central Texas for
student achievement in Reading and Math.

Impact Statement

By 2020, our alumni will have graduated, or be on track to graduate at a rate of five times the national average for students from low-income communities.

KIPP Austin Public School's emphasis on field lessons, is one initiative to ensure KIPPsters are getting "To and Through." Without KIPP Austin's end-of-year field lessons, the majority of our students would not have the opportunity to visit multiple colleges, tour museums, or and have the same cultural and historical experiences as their peers from higher income communities. Studies show college persistence and completion depend not only on academic preparedness, but also social preparedness and a sense of peer connectedness.

The absence of shared experiences is a known deficit for low-income students in college and contributes to the high dropout rate. KIPP alumni themselves have identified field lessons as a critical component of their KIPP education and invaluable in fostering their college success. Spending time on college and university campuses on a repeated basis is essential to students feeling comfortable and confident about the possibility of moving away from home to attend an out-of-area college or university.

Needs Statement

This year, KIPP Austin will spend over $400,000 on academic field lessons for our students!

Academic field lessons are an important element of the suite of enrichment opportunities available to our KIPPsters. Field lessons are an extension of the academic curriculum and the lessons provide students with the opportunity to:
"I love that we get to go on Field Lessons and learn outside of school. Last year, we visited the Holocaust Museum in Houston where we connected our ELA and social studies knowledge on the Holocaust to real life. Seeing things from the Holocaust helped me feel like it really happened and is not just a story."
-Vanessa Gonzalez, 5th grader at KIPP Austin College Prep
Google Fiber has offered a $10,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating education organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.