About KIPP Columbus
KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open enrollment, college preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life. There are over 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 80,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating at four times the national average for low-income students.
Founded in 2008 with 50 students in the 5th grade, KIPP Columbus now serves nearly 2000 students in grades K-12 at a new campus built on the grounds of a former golf course in Northeast Columbus. During the 2018-2019 school year, KIPP Columbus had the highest amount of academic growth of any urban school in Ohio and received an overall score of “B”on our State Report Card.