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Delta Public Schools IMPACT 09 | 2009 Annual Report


THE IDEAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

JESSYKA CALHOUN OF THE FOUNDING CLASS OF 2010, FOCUSES IN THE CLASSROOM

upon which KIPP Delta Public Schools was founded is that any student can succeed when presented with the right opportunities and motivations. The previous issues of economics, environment, and even race, which had before impeded the progress of those in the Delta seeking a college education, became irrelevant. Those who have chosen to pursue an education from KIPP Delta have seen this to be true. When asked what it means to be a student at KIPP Delta, a mere expression of words doesn’t suffice. To comprehend our journey, it would take the testimonial of every student who has sat in a classroom taught by a KIPP teacher. It would take assuming the place of every student who has spent countless hours after school, in addition to the 9 1/2 hour school day, working to insure their academic achievements and extra-curricular activities are high caliber

A LETTER FROM THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

Through all the hard work and dedication, the students closest to attending college have come to realize exactly how much hard work pays off in terms of college offers and seeing our aspirations for the future become reality. Not only does this hard work pay off for my classmates, it also pays off for their families and friends. It pays off for their communities, and it pays off for those who believe in them. As May of 2010 rapidly approaches, it will be then that the success of the KIPP Delta program can be fully assessed. With that, we recognize the success of these students has also come from those who have continued to support KIPP Delta. Those who support KIPP My

teammates and I thank you for your continued support and the impact you have allowed us to make in our own lives and in our community. STUDENTS COME TO KIPP BEGINNING IN KINDERGARTEN TO PREPARE FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT | CLASS OF 2010

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School Statistics

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A Day in the Life at KIPP

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Academic Impact

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Economic Impact

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dedication required to succeed in a KIPP Delta school.

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12 Expanding our Impact

kindergarten students to our founding Class of 2010, can attest to the hard work and

RYAN CUNNINGS

Greetings

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and competitive with students from across the country. Any student, from our first class of

Delta support the idea of a better tomorrow through hard work and dedication.

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STUDENTS

CIERA DANIELS ON A RURAL BUS ROUTE

THE RURAL DELTA REGION of Eastern Arkansas may be characterized by vast fields of soybean, corn, and cotton, but it is also home to a uniquely rural network of high-performing

SCHOOL STATISTICS*

KIPP charter schools. While Eastern Arkansas is one of the poorest regions in the nation, with

3 Schools

fewer than 15% of the population holding a Bachelors Degree, students at KIPP Delta have

37 Teachers

committed to longer school days and rigorous academics to prepare themselves for success

546 Students

in college.

Grades K-1: Delta Elementary Literacy Academy Grades 5-8: Delta College Preparatory

Students travel to KIPP Delta in Helena-West Helena from as far as 60 miles away, some

Grades 9-12: Delta Collegiate

traveling over one hour to school each way. Ciera (facing page), wakes at 5:30 every morning to ride from Crumrod, Arkansas (population 74), to attend KIPP Delta Collegiate. She and her mom recognize the opportunities available to KIPPsters and the benefits of a rigorous

STUDENT BODY

college-prep curriculum. Next year, Ciera plans to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

97% African American

She is proving that where you are born does not determine the trajectory of your life.

3%

Caucasian

85% Qualify for free or reduced lunch As KIPP Delta grows, we will impact the lives of more students like Ciera. We will continue to

3%

Receive Special Education Services

provide a college-preparatory option for parents so their children will have the opportunity to *For the 2009 – 2010 school year

work hard and be successful in the college of their choice.

STUDENTS ARRIVE AT KIPP BEFORE 7:30 EACH MORNING AND SHAKE HANDS WITH THEIR PRINCIPAL AS THEY ARE WELCOMED TO SCHOOL

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A DAY IN THE LIFE AT KIPP

Extracurricular Activities Offered At KIPP

SERVING STUDENTS RANGING FROM AGE 5 TO 17 means that the typical day of a KIPPster looks different at each of the three KIPP Delta schools.

BASKETBALL

TENNIS

SCOUTS

MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Although the school day may be structured differently, one thing stays the same—consistently high expectations. Whether students are learning how to add

VOLLEYBALL

DRUMLINE

ART

CHESS

NEWSPAPER

on a number line in 1st grade, or how to solve theorems in Calculus, they are being pushed to excel. The extended school day gives students more time in

TRACK

STEPTEAM

RUGBY

CROSS COUNTRY

CANOEING & CANOE CARVING

the classroom to master core academic subjects and pursue enrichment opportunities through our growing list of extracurricular options.

SOCCER

DRAMA

BASEBALL

BUSINESS MOVIE PRODUCTIONS

7:30am

9:30am

11:00am

12:00pm

1:00pm

STUDENTS ARE GREETED by their

KINDERGARTNERS SPEND all morning

WHILE STUDENTS at the elementary

MIDDLE SCHOOL students take a break

principal as they arrive at KIPP each

working on the fundamentals of reading

school are headed to lunch, KIPPsters in

from class and enjoy lunch with their

morning.

Breakfast is served in the

and writing. Students at Delta ELA learn

12th grade are just finishing up their

classroom so that students can get right

Spanish in a full-inclusion class where no

to work.

English is used.

The first item on the day’s

2:30pm

3:30pm

5:00pm

AFTER LUNCH, KIPP students dive

AS TYPICAL public schools prepare to

MIDDLE SCHOOL students head to

DISMISSAL signals the end of the school

back in to core academic work.

On

dismiss, KIPP students remain focused

their choice of extracurricular activities,

day. Many students remain at KIPP to get

teammates. First graders are playing

average students come to KIPP in 5th

in the classroom. The afternoon will be

designed to supplement core academic

extra help or participate in varsity sports

Calculus BC class and headed to AP US

games in PE while the Kindergartners get

grade reading at a 3rd grade level.

filled with classes like Spanish, Technol-

classes.

and activities. Teachers remain available

History. In 2008, only 8 African-American

some rest during naptime.

Because they have so much ground to

ogy, Social Studies, or Science.

core subjects have not earned Activity,

Students who are behind in

agenda is Morning Work, a brief review

students in all of Arkansas passed

cover to close that achievement gap,

so they attend Study Hall to catch up.

of the previous day’s lessons from each

(scored a 3, 4, or 5) the AP Calculus AB

students at the middle school spend at

First graders are finishing up their school

subject. High School students meet with

exam. In 2009, Delta Collegiate had 3

least one hour and fifteen minutes in

day with art class, while high school

their Advisory group during breakfast to

students pass the exam as Juniors! That

each core subject. This gives students a

students, like Jordan and Christopher,

discuss college applications, academic

number will increase as 20 students sit

strong foundation so they can prepare

are enjoying a new hands-on laboratory,

needs, and any other issues they face.

for an AP Calculus exam in May 2010.

for advanced coursework in high school.

Principles of Engineering.

PHOTO BY CADE COLLISTER

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via cell phone to answer any questions.


ACADEMIC RESULTS

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS

NILYN GAMBLE CLASS OF 2021

IN ORDER TO GAUGE THE IMPACT of KIPP teachers and curriculum, our staff spends time analyzing data results from the annual Arkansas Benchmark Exam. Our goal is to prepare

HIGH SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL

students for success in college and we believe that these tests provide a valuable snapshot of our students’ progress toward that goal. The State of Arkansas administers the Bench-

Biology Physics Anatomy Chemistry Principles of Engineering

English Language Arts Mathematics (Saxon 5/6, 7/8, Algebra & Geometry) Science Social Studies Art and Music Career Physical Education Technology

mark Exam each spring to all public school students in grades 3 – 8. At the high school level, the tests are administered to assess a student's mastery of a specific course through the Grade 11 Literacy Examination and End-of-Course Examinations in Algebra I, Geometry, and Biology. These tests measure how well students have learned a set of academic skills established by the state & how well our schools performed in a given year as compared to local district and state averages.

2008 - 2009 BENCHMARK EXAM

2009 EOC RESULTS 100 80 70

60

66

57

40 35

20

25 22

% PROFICIENCY AND ABOVE

94

89

80 77 70

60 40

59

70

69

70

73

72 65

60

58 52

48

80

77

69

English Reading Enrichment Spanish I, II and III 72

64

59

51 45

43

42 37

36

33

32

20 16 11

5TH GRADE KIPP

HELENA-WEST HELENA

STATE

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7TH GRADE

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LITERACY

MATHEMATICS

SCIENCE

LITERACY

MATHEMATICS

LITERACY

MATHEMATICS

SCIENCE

MATHEMATICS

GEOMETRY

ALGEBRA

LITERACY

0

0 EOC LITERACY

% PROFICIENCY AND ABOVE

100

97 91

Algebra I & II Geometry Pre-Calculus Calculus AB & BC Computer Math

8TH GRADE

World History US History Civics Government

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Reading and Writing Mathematics Science Social Studies Art and Music Full-inclusion Spanish Physical Education Recess Naptime

Drama Journalism Business Yearbook Music/Choir Health/PE & Gym Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Offered: Physics US History English Literature English Language Calculus AB & BC

STATE

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ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL IMPACT

are being published about Helena-West Helena.

Our students are

attending prestigious summer programs at schools like The Naval Academy, Vanderbilt University, and Deerfield Academy where they are spreading the word about their hometown of Helena-West Helena. And

WHEN KIPP CAME TO HELENA in 2001 to find a home for our first

as the Class of 2010 matriculates to college next fall, we anticipate that

school in Arkansas, the City of Helena offered an unused train depot

a number of them will bring their knowledge and aspirations back to the

along the main street in downtown. At that point no one anticipated the

Delta when they graduate.

impact KIPP would have on the community of Helena-West Helena, or the visual landscape downtown. SINCE THAT TIME KIPP has grown exponentially in size. We have constructed two brand new facilities downtown and as new businesses and restaurants open nearby, we have recently been confronted with the good problem of managing traffic jams on a once sleepy downtown street. KIPP will continue to invest in the redevelopment of historic Helena by completing our flagship campus. Phase I of the campus plan was completed this past March with the grand opening of the KIPP Delta Multipurpose Gymnasium.

In upcoming phases, we hope to

construct a new high school, middle school, and commons building. KIPP HAS ALSO IMPACTED the economy in our community. Our

BEFORE CONSTRUCTION THESE DOWNTOWN LOTS WERE IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT

operating budget exceeds $5 million, with over 20% of revenues coming from grants and private funding sources—funds that are invested in Helena because of KIPP.

In addition to attracting

philanthropic resources, KIPP is creating jobs and attracting new residents. This past summer alone, KIPP hired 25 new employees in Helena-West Helena. Many of our staff members have purchased and renovated homes in the historic section of Helena where they are putting down roots and starting families. As we expand, KIPP Delta plans to employ nearly 400 individuals in the Delta. In a region battling population decline, this influx of people and resources is significant. FINALLY, KIPP Delta has brought positive attention to Helena-West Helena. Through statewide and national press, upbeat, positive stories IMPACT 09

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OUR NEW GYMNASIUM IS A FOOTPRINT OF OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT

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AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

EXPANDING IMPACT IN THE DELTA

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2009

IN THE LOW-INCOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS of Eastern Arkansas, few students complete the eighth grade on a path to college, and even fewer students are actually graduating from high school prepared for college. KIPP Delta has the opportunity to change

BALANCE SHEET

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES

that reality by creating high-quality public charter school sites in at least four communities across the Arkansas Delta that will prepare

ASSETS

REVENUES

students for success in college.

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 1,747,024

Accounts receivable

30,000

Pledges receivable, net

544,093

Property and equipment, net

6,774,169

Total assets

$ 9,095,286

State assistance

$ 2,438,250

Federal assistance

675,528

Grants, donations, and fundraising

1,380,883

Investment income Other Total Revenues

NEW SITES WITHIN THE KIPP DELTA CLUSTER will be selected through a competitive application process that considers factors such as local support, parental demand, and availability of facilities and funding. This fall, Blytheville was selected as the new site for the first KIPP Delta school to open outside of Helena-West Helena in 2010.

12,047 $

33,926

IF APPROVED BY THE STATE, the KIPP Blytheville public charter school will start with a class of fifth graders in 2010 and add a

$ 4,540,634

grade each year until it becomes a full middle school, serving approximately 320 students in grades five through eight. The new KIPP school will be led by Maisie Wright, who is currently completing the year-long Fisher Fellowship principal training program. Ms.

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

Wright began her career in education as a Teach For America corps member at Delta College Prep where she served as a math and

EXPENDITURES

Liabilities Accounts payable

$

341,041

Educational programs

$ 1,492,612

science teacher.

Accrued interest payable

21,305

Special education

186,946

Current maturities of long-term debt

81,019

Student support services

188,188

Current maturities of capital leases

36,308

Administration support services

592,450

Operation and maintenance of facilities

292,187

Student transportation

193,908

Commission, Great River Economic Development Foundation, Nucor Steel

Food service

338,942

Arkansas, Nucor-Yamato Steel, Aviation Repair Technology, That Bookstore in

Other support services

191,865

Blytheville, First National Bank, Southern Bancorp, and the Greater Blytheville

Interest expense

203,514

Area Chamber of Commerce.

Long-term debt

4,344,646

Long-term capital leases

16,852

Total liabilities

$ 4,841,171

Net assets Unrestricted

$ 2,988,202

Temporarily restricted

1,265,913

Total net assets

$ 4,254,115

Total liabilities and net assets

$ 9,095,286

Loss of disposal of assets Total Expenditures

BLYTHEVILLE’S APPLICATION TO KIPP DELTA included over 60 personal letters of support from parents, community leaders, and business partners, along with $50,000 in start-up funding for 2010. The community coalition is also committed to raising at least $50,000 each successive year. Key supporters of KIPP Delta Public Schools - Blytheville include Senator Steve Bryles, Mississippi County Economic Development, Mississippi County Economic Opportunity

13,431 $ 3,694,043

BY 2019, KIPP DELTA AIMS TO GROW to twelve charter schools in four communities across Eastern Arkansas, which will serve a total of 3,600 students

Change in Net Assets

$

846,591

in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The potential impact of this growth is staggering. Within ten years KIPP Delta will double the number of college-ready seniors graduating from high-poverty districts in the region.

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BLYTHEVILLE

HELENA


DONOR APPRECIATION FOR THE 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR This year three groups made outstanding commitments to KIPP Delta by investing in our growth plan. Please accept our sincere thanks for helping us to IMPACT so many lives today and in the future. Your dedication to improving public education for ALL CHILDREN is worthy of unending praise.

TREVION YOUNG ENJOYING A SUNNY DAY AT RECESS

THE WALTON FAMILY FOUNDATION THE LOUIS CALDER FOUNDATION (Supporting Delta Elementary Literacy Academy) CHARTER SCHOOL GROWTH FUND

We truly appreciate the ongoing support of the following donors. Your contributions to our gymnasium and annual campaign directly benefit our students and the opportunities they have to learn and grow. The support you provide is vital to the success of our schools – please renew your commitment today!

GIFTS OF $100,000 TO $1,000,000 Olive & Chester McCloskey & NORAC, Inc. Helena Health Foundation Bettye & Dick Hendrix The Louis Calder Foundation Michael Morton The Walton Family Foundation GIFTS OF $25,000 OR MORE Arkansas Department of Education Arkansas Senators Steve Bryles & Steve Higginbotham The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Ernest & Cathy Cunningham The Hussman Foundation The Nabholz Group Local Charitable Trusts Southern Bancorp GIFTS OF $10,000 OR MORE Aviation Repair Technology Entergy Foundation Edward Grauman In memory of Dottie Grauman Jim & Elaine Frazier Steve & Shelly Harkness John & Blakeslee Shirey Scott & Angela Shirey Sunil Thakor GIFTS OF $5,000 OR MORE Claiborne & Elaine Deming Tom & Winnie Faust Chase Paymentech, LLC Gordon & Claire Manley

Henry Nichols Shelia & Carl Phipps In Memory of Carla Phipps Graham Lee & Michael Thompson Witsell Evans Rasco GIFTS OF $1,000 OR MORE Columbus & Virginia Abrams M. Christine Allen Arkansas Community Foundation Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus Brent & Jessica Black Bill & Lanie Brandon Chris Carter & Ericka Young Dr. & Mrs. Marion Church Mr. & Mrs. Steve Edwards Morse Gist Ignacio Gonzalez Graeber Foundation Kris & Iva Hamel Hargraves Insurance Agency, Inc. Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Jackson Sanford & Amanda Johnson W.C. and Everlyn Johnson John & Ann King Shen Lim Ron Nurnberg & Joe Osgoode Betty & Arthur Sanders The Scoular Company Southern Hardware Ben Steinberg & Alexandra Terninko Janee’ and Jemar Tisby Jamie and Luke VanDeWalle Arnell & Betty Willis Maisie Wright

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Mark & Sunny Wright Mike & Julie Wright Younger Foundation GIFTS UP TO $1,000 William Aldrich Chris & Elaine Allen George W. Appenzeller Armorel Planting Company Senator & Mrs. Gilbert Baker John & Linda Barnes Richard Barth Jimmy & Pat Billingsley Mr. & Mrs. Joe Black Blackhawk Warehousing Renie & Diane Bressinck Sammy Brocato Senator & Mrs. Steve Bryles Charlie & Judy Buchanan Senator & Mrs. John Paul Capps Maureen Connelly Bob & Diane Cook Emily Cook Suttiwan Cox Baker & Ashley Cunningham Cotter & Edie Cunningham Cunningham Inc. Lena Cunningham Colin Dentel Post Mary Angela Duran Heidi Erbe Linda Farrell Mike Feinberg & Colleen Dippel Doug Freidlander Julia Grant Greg Hamel

Hickory Hill Pharmacy Ryan Hill Grace Hu Sue Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Asa Hutchinson Curtis & Pat Jeffries Michael Jones Henry & Munnie Jordan Johnny Key Killion & Associates Leslie Lane Betty Lewis Senator & Mrs. Jim Luker Senator Percy Malone Judge & Mrs. Brian Miller Billy & Betty Mitchell Dominik and Georgia Mjartan Mr. & Mrs. Walter Morris, Sr. Gill & Jessica Pillow Charles & Nancy Jo Powars David Rayman Gene & Linda Raff Anna & John Riggs Bill Roberson Jason Rolett Liz & Tim Schuringa Art Shirey Jason Singer The Sisk Family In Honor of Tyler Williams Kenneth & Nanalou Snow Raymond & Carol Solomon Steve Strickland Dorothy Stuck Alan & Jeannie Sugg Christy Tao

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Brooke & Charlie Tappan Elizabeth L. Thorndike Dorothy Umfress Andre & Keshia Valley Elizabeth Wellborn Kirk Whiteside Victor B. Williams Stuart Willson Bob & Vivian Wright Peter & Penelope Wright Randy Zook In Honor of Peyton Cunningham Deanna Foriere Abbie Dorfman Madison Ouellette Emma Mantyh Ali Buttelman McKenna Phillips Allison Wallace Kathryn Dowling Ali Pagano

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS We extend a special thanks to Dave Anderson who donated his time, resources, and creative energy to take the photography for this year's annual report. All photography by Dave Anderson, except where noted.

DAVE ANDERSON / WWW.DBANDERSON.COM IMPACT 09

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