Charter School Spotlight: KIPP New Jersey


KIPP New Jersey
Room 9 - Shared Services Office
60 Park Place, Suite 802
Newark, New Jersey, 07102
Grades Served: K-12




KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to serve over 3,700 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. More than 88% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals.

In the next few years, KIPP New Jersey will have ten schools in Newark and five in Camden providing world-class education to over 7,300 students. By offering outstanding educators with strong bonds to the families we serve, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college proving that demographics don't define destiny.

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While academics are the primary focus, we also focus on leadership and growth opportunities outside the classroom. For example, Rise Academy had over 26 extracurriculars last year. By offering clubs, sports and activities for just about every kid, college-readiness takes on a whole new meaning.