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The KIPP network is comprised of 109 schools, 23 regional support offices, and the KIPP Foundation. KIPP is always seeking talented individuals to join us in a variety of roles, from classroom teachers and school leaders to functional positions such as Operations or IT.
Review this page to learn more about our organizational structure and the story of KIPP. Next, browse the list of current openings across the KIPP network. Applications will be handled by the institution with the vacancy, and you may be directed to a regional website to complete your application.
KIPP schools are free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools where underserved students develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits needed to succeed in top quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond. By providing a safe and structured learning environment, more time in school, and passionate, committed teachers, KIPP schools have helped students make significant academic gains. Each KIPP school is governed by a local board of directors and led by a school leader.
KIPP schools can be classified into three groups:
• Pre-K/Elementary schools - KIPP pre-kindergarten/elementary schools typically begin with a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten class and add a grade each year until eventually enrolling up to fourth-grade students. Currently, KIPP operates 30 elementary schools across the nation.
• Middle schools - The traditional KIPP middle school starts with a fifth grade and adds a grade each year to serve fifth through eighth grades. There are currently 61 KIPP middle schools around the country.
• High schools - KIPP high schools begin with ninth grade and add a grade each year until they become full ninth through twelfth grade high schools. KIPP has grown to reach 18 high schools serving communitites around the country.
KIPP regional organizations provide local support to KIPP schools in the areas of professional development, human resources, business operations, technology and development. For example, there are five KIPP elementary schools, 3 KIPP middle schools, and 1 KIPP high school in Washington, DC. Those nine schools are supported by the KIPP DC Region. While not all KIPP schools are within regional organizations, KIPP is focusing expansion within the existing regional organizations by adding new middle schools along with Pre-K, elementary and high schools.
In 2000, Doris and Don Fisher created the KIPP Foundation to grow the KIPP network by training outstanding school leaders to open and operate KIPP schools. Since 1994, KIPP has grown from two teachers in a single classroom to more than 2,000 teachers serving more than 33,000 students in 109 schools across the country. The KIPP Foundation, through its KIPP School Leadership Program, has recruited and trained more than 100 KIPP school leaders to open new KIPP schools or succeed founding school leaders.
Beyond recruiting and training new school leaders, the KIPP Foundation is responsible for supporting excellence and sustainability across the network and leading network-wide innovation efforts to leverage our growing scale. The KIPP Foundation provides a variety of supports and services to KIPP schools and regions in areas such as legal support, real estate, technology, finance, corporate governance, operations, communications, marketing, and development.
The KIPP Foundation does not manage KIPP schools. Each KIPP school is run by a KIPP-trained school leader and governed by a local board of directors, and charters are held by a local 501(c)3.
Who we are
KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 99 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving over 27,000 students.
What we do
KIPP builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, KIPP is helping all students climb the mountain to and through college.
Why it matters
Every day, KIPP students across the nation are proving that demographics do not define destiny. Over 80 percent of our students are from low-income families and eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program, and 95 percent are African American or Latino. Nationally, more than 90 percent of KIPP middle school students have gone on to college-preparatory high schools, and over 85 percent of KIPP alumni have gone on to college.