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KIPP Delta Public Schools | 2010 Annual Report


THIS REPORT IS DEDICATED TO THE CLASS OF 2010, THE BELIEVERS. YOUR HARD WORK AND LEADERSHIP HAS SET A HIGH STANDARD TOWARDS WHICH ALL OTHER CLASSES WILL ENDEAVOR.


IF YOU REALLY WANT TO DO SOMETHING, KIPP WILL WORK THEIR HARDEST TO HELP MAKE IT A REALITY, TO GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUCCEED.” ­—ROY WILLIAMS, CLASS OF 2012

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GREETINGS FROM KIPP DELTA KIPP stands for Knowledge Is Power Program, but KIPP is much more than the name of the school we attend, it is a concrete belief system. We believe that every child will have an opportunity to receive an excellent education regardless of their environment or circumstances. Students at KIPP Delta take pride in their education and strive to be the best they can be. One would think that having class from 7:30 to 4, sometimes even staying at school until 7 in the evening, would turn students away. For those of us making the KIPP Commitment to Excellence, we know that our education is valuable and that spending this extra time in class is worthwhile. My KIPP teammates would agree that hard work and determination are the keys to a successful journey at KIPP Delta and beyond. We understand that “Knowledge is Power�, and that understanding is taking both present and future KIPPsters down extraordinary educational paths. The founding KIPP Delta Class of 2010 has graduated and moved on to the next phase of their educational journey, leaving behind a legacy that my teammates in the Class of 2011 will strive to maintain. Our class understands the high standards that are set before us, and because of their leadership, we better appreciate the importance of our education. We see the impact that our hard work can and will have on our future aspirations. The first graduating class also showed us that we, as students, are not the only people affected by our actions. Our family and friends also benefit when we overcome obstacles and reach new heights. The hard work we put forth pays off in unimaginable ways for our community and the people here. In this report you can read about all the things my teammates have accomplished over the last year, both in and outside the classroom, as we work toward our goals. Our success is possible because we have supportive teachers and thoughtful outside contributors, like you. Please accept my sincere thanks on behalf of all the students at KIPP Delta Public Schools. We appreciate all you do to see us reach our potential and achieve greatness. Sincerely,

KEITH WADE / CLASS OF 2011

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2009-2010

HIGHLIGHTS

At KIPP, we belie ve that promises to children are sacred. When t he Cla ss of 2010 began their first day of fifth grade at KIPP Delta Col lege Prep eight years a go, they were told that through hard work and perse verance, they would go to col lege in 2010. That promise wa s fulfil led on May 20, 2010 when 100% of the Cla ss of 2010 graduated f rom KIPP Delta Col legiate with an acceptance letter f rom a four - year col lege or university.

Kindergar ten students increa sed by an a vera ge of 37 percentile points in Reading, and 28 percentile points in Mathematics between the Fal l and Spring at Delta Elementar y Literacy Academy according to the Mea sure of Academic Progress test.

DCPS students outperformed the local school district in 100% o f tested area s in grades 5 - 8. DCPS wa s also named one of the state ’s “ Higher - Performing Middle Schools” by the National Center fo r Educational Achie vement.

Over 500 students attended a KIPP Delta school this year. Each year we are increa sing the number of seats a vailable at ou r r igorous, col lege - preparator y schools and planning expansion in to ne w r ural communities across the Arkansa s Delta. Our goal is to double the number of col lege - ready seniors graduating f rom hig h po ver ty districts in Ea ster n Arkansa s by the year 2019.

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OPENING KIPP Delta is committed to opening doors to opportunity for all students. We recognize that every child has a unique set of interests, skills, and talents, which is why we strive to offer a diverse array of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Whether it’s participating in a full-immersion Spanish class in first grade, competing at a statewide chess tournament in middle school, or designing and building an electric car to win a national race competition in high school (pictured here), we believe a fundamental piece of a student’s education is exposure to new ideas and opportunities outside of our school walls. One way for students to gain exposure outside of school is through summer programs offered by colleges, boarding schools, and specialty camps around the country. KIPP Delta students have been accepted into summer programs such as the summer institute at the US Naval Academy, the KIPP Step program at Deerfield Academy, and the Aspirnaut Initiative at Vanderbilt University’s Medical Center.

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G DOORS FOR STUDENTS

The entire class of rising 10th grade students at Delta Collegiate also attends a week-long session at the University of Arkansas each year to get in-depth exposure to the rigors of the college experience. KIPP Delta students have also been awarded once-in-a-lifetime opportunities through national and regional competitions. Five Delta Collegiate students were selected through a statewide essay competition to meet with Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and attend a state dinner in Little Rock this year. An outstanding DCPS student, Jukurious Davis, was one of only 50 students nationwide to be accepted into the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. This program will provide a full ride to the high school and college of his choice, AND guaranteed funding through graduate school. Jukurious is attending St. Paul’s boarding school in New Hampshire this fall. Local businesses play an important role in allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life situations. This year a group of DCPS middle school students worked with the Quapaw Canoe Company all year to design and hand-carve a wooden canoe from a single log. Programs like this help students develop a love for learning while exposing them to new career options and preparing them for the rigors of college coursework.

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OPENING FOR TEACHERS Attracting and retaining talented teachers is one of the most important factors influencing the success of our students. Our goal is to retain at least 75% of teachers each school year, a metric we achieved across our schools last year. We strive to offer meaningful professional and leadership development opportunities so that teachers can improve their content knowledge and advance their professional careers. The KIPP School Leadership Program (KSLP) is a national program that offers five different leadership pathways and provides individualized professional development. Teachers in the KIPP network of schools also have the opportunity to participate in content retreats, utilize online data analysis tools, and leverage a “community of practice” for sharing and learning with teachers around the country. Fifth grade teacher Shavonne Ward, pictured at right, is a graduate of KIPP Academy Middle School in the Bronx, New York. Ms. Ward earned her degree in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2009 and came to KIPP Delta through Teach for America. KIPP Delta is proud to have a KIPP alum now teaching in our classrooms and helping to open doors for our students.

IN NEW COMMUNITIES In November 2009, KIPP Delta took the next step toward opening doors in new communities across the Delta. The Arkansas Board of Education unanimously voted to expand the KIPP Delta charter school system into Blytheville after reviewing the written application and hearing a presentation from Helena students on what KIPP has meant to them and enabled them to do. Helena students also spoke to the Blytheville Chamber of Commerce luncheon in February to answer questions from the community about life as a KIPPster. Blytheville College Preparatory School opened in July 2010 with 65 fifth-grade students after receiving exceptional support from the community. Leaders around the state are also excited about the doors KIPP is opening for the regional economy. After presenting the Commencement Address at our first graduation ceremony in May, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe wrote in his weekly address, “It’s worth repeating that KIPP Delta’s senior class is 100 percent college-bound. Imagine the changed face of our State if every single student pursued higher education. Imagine the companies we’d recruit, the good jobs we’d bring in, the positive growth we’d see in our communities.” In the coming years we hope to open KIPP Delta schools in two additional communities so that more Eastern Arkansas students can have access to a rigorous, college-preparatory education.

Interested in joining our team and family? Visit www.kippdelta.org to learn more about becoming a KIPP Delta teacher, staff member, student, parent, or supporter!

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G DOORS IN THE DELTA

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DELTA COLLEGIAT SCHOOL OVERVIEW

SCHOOL VALUES: HOPE. SELF-CONTROL. PERSISTENCE. SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE. INTEGRITY. At Delta Collegiate we strive to foster a culture of achievement with compassion. Our students are challenged to work harder and be nicer every day. Beginning in the ninth grade students work to set individual goals for their GPA, identify job shadowing or internship opportunities, and establish financial plans based on the school they want to attend and the field of study they want to pursue. Laying out this roadmap to success early on helps students achieve their long-term goals and ensure a successful journey through college and on to a life of value, joy and integrity.

SCHOOL STATISTICS FOR THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR Grades served: 9-12 Student enrollment: 153 Number of Classroom Teachers: 14 FTE Number of staff other than Teachers: 2.5

WHITE

YES 7%

ASIAN

4%

1%

MALE

NO 19%

41% BLACK

FEMALE

95%

RACE/ETHNICITY

59% GENDER

NO 93%

YES 81%

RECEIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

ELIGIBLE FOR FREE/ REDUCED PRICE MEALS

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS: English American History World History Civics Biology Chemistry Physics Environmental Science Anatomy Principles Of Engineering Algebra I And II Geometry Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry Computer Math Statistics

Spanish I - III  Art Instrumental Music & Advanced Music Choir Computer Business Applications PC Diagnostics PC Engineering Technology Oral Communications Drama (Intro And Advanced) Journalism PE & Health Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Human Behaviors Medical Procedures & Professions Medical Terminology

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Advanced Placement Course Offerings: Language And Composition Literature And Composition US History Physics B Calculus AB And BC


ATE HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC RESULTS: The State of Arkansas administers End-of-Course Exams for Grade 11 Literacy, Algebra I, Geometry, and Biology. These tests assess a student’s mastery of a set of academic skills established by the state & how well our students performed in a given year as compared to local district and state averages.

Arkansas End-of-Course Exams KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE

11TH LITERACY

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE

BIOLOGY

H-W H STATE KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE

GEOMETRY

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE

ALGEBRA 1

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

Percent Proficient or Advanced

9th Grade SAT10 Test Results for Districts in Arkansas Delta Region

READING

MATH

KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE

KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE

BRINKLEY

BRINKLEY

HELENA-WEST HELENA

HELENA-WEST HELENA

FORREST CITY

FORREST CITY

BARTON

BARTON

MARVELL

MARVELL

LEE COUNTY

LEE COUNTY

Percentile Rank

Percentile Rank

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DELTA COLLEGIAT SCHOOL OVERVIEW

The first class of KIPP Delta students graduated from Delta Collegiate High School in May 2010. These KIPPsters are continuing their journey at the following colleges and universities: Bennett College for Women

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Delta State University

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Henderson State University

University of Central Arkansas

Hendrix College

University of Memphis

Phillips County Community College

United States Naval Academy

Savannah Technical College

Vanderbilt University

13%

CLASS OF 2010 POST-GRADUATE MATRICULATION

4-year college or university 2-year college

87%

%ACT PARTICIPATION RATE

AVERAGE ACT SCORES & PARTICIPATION RATE FOR THE CLASS OF 2010 100%

75%

KIPP DELTA COLLEGIATE

ARKANSAS

22.7

20.3

50% NATIONAL

21.0

25%

0% 16

21

26

AVERAGE ACT SCORE

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31

36


ATE HIGH SCHOOL

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DELTA COLLEGE SCHOOL OVERVIEW

SCHOOL VALUES: WORK HARD. BE NICE. OPEN-MINDEDNESS. INTEGRITY. RESPONSIBILITY.

DCPS is opening doors to college by providing a structured learning environment that maximizes time on task and tenaciously tackles the objective of closing the achievement gap. Teachers focus on building a strong foundation in math, reading, and science for every student and provide differentiated instruction to reach all students at their level. Through the arts, extracurricular activities such as sports, drum line, and canoeing, and trips to both in & out-of-state destinations, our students are exposed to a breadth of opportunities that will spark their imaginations and help them dream bigger dreams.

SCHOOL STATISTICS FOR THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR Grades served: 5-8 Student enrollment: 274 Number of Classroom Teachers: 13 FTE Number of staff other than Teachers: 3

YES 3%

WHITE

1%

NO 15%

MALE

39% 99%

RACE/ETHNICITY

FEMALE

GENDER

YES 85%

NO 97%

61%

BLACK

RECEIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

ELIGIBLE FOR FREE/ REDUCED PRICE MEALS

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS: Language Arts

Social Studies

Music

Reading Enrichment

Art

Physical Education

Mathematics (Saxon 5/6, 7/8, Algebra & Geometry)

Career

Technology

Science

Keyboarding

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

(Available at all KIPP Delta schools)

Basketball | Volleyball | Soccer | Drumline | Stepteam | Drama | Knitting | Scouts | Art | Rugby | Music Guitar | Chess | Photography | Cross country | Debate | Student Store | Student Government | Newspaper Yearbook | Choir | Canoeing & Canoe Making | Student Ambassadors

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E PREPARATORY ACADEMIC RESULTS: The State of Arkansas administers the Benchmark Exam each spring to all public school students in grades 3 – 8. This data shows the percent of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the exam and provides a valuable snapshot of our students’ progress toward college readiness.

Arkansas Benchmark Exam SIXTH GRADE

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

LITERACY

SCIENCE

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP HELENA-WEST HELENA

MATH

MATH

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP

LITERACY

FIFTH GRADE

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

STATE

Percent Proficient or Advanced

Percent Proficient or Advanced

EIGHTH GRADE

H-W H STATE

LITERACY

SCIENCE

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP HELENA-WEST HELENA

MATH

MATH

KIPP DELTA COLLEGE PREP

LITERACY

SEVENTH GRADE

HELENA-WEST HELENA STATE

STATE

Percent Proficient or Advanced

Percent Proficient or Advanced

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ELEMENTARY LITE SCHOOL OVERVIEW

SCHOOL VALUES: LOVE LEARNING. INQUIRE. TELL THE TRUTH. EXPLORE. RESPECT. ACHIEVE. CARE. YEARN.

Although the Class of 2022 has just completed Kindergarten, they know that 2022 is the year they are going to college. To prepare students for this journey, KIPP Delta ELA teachers focus on helping students grow into independent thinkers with a passion for discovery. “Try it Again!” is a phrase commonly heard in our classrooms – students are learning early to be persistent and strive for excellence. KIPP Delta ELA students will enter middle school with a solid foundation of literacy skills and reading strategies that will allow for success in any academic area of study.

SCHOOL STATISTICS FOR THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR Grades served: K - 1 Student enrollment: 100 Number of Classroom Teachers: 7 FTE Number of staff other than Teachers: 2

WHITE

LATINO

3%

2%

NO 6%

NO 99%

YES 94%

RECEIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

ELIGIBLE FOR FREE/ REDUCED PRICE MEALS

MALE

48%

FEMALE

52%

BLACK

95%

RACE/ETHNICITY

YES 1%

GENDER

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS: Reading | Writing | Mathematics | Full-Immersion Spanish | Science | Social Studies | Physical Education Computer Lab for Literacy & Math Practice | Recess

READING GROWTH All ELA students took Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), an adaptive standardized assessment that tracks students’ academic achievement and growth. Our focus on reading, specifically phonics and phonemic awareness, allowed both grades to experience growth in reading. Based on the MAP assessment, our Kindergarten class entered ELA in the 25th percentile and finished the year in the 61st percentile. Fall and Spring average percentile ranks reflect only students who took both fall and spring tests (matched students) in order to demonstrate progress made by students who were at KIPP Delta Elementary for a full year.

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ERACY ACADEMY ACADEMIC RESULTS: The Metropolitan Achievement Test, Eighth Edition (MAT8) and the Stanford 10 Achievement Test (SAT10) are normreferenced tests administered by the State of Arkansas in Kindergarten and first grade, respectively. These tests are used to make comparisons between the performance of Delta ELA students and their peers taking the same test. The Percentile Rank is a comparison of our students’ scores with others who took the same test.

Kindergarten - MAT8 TEST SOUNDS & PRINT

MATHEMATICS

KIPP DELTA ELA

KIPP DELTA ELA

LEE COUNTY

LEE COUNTY

FORREST CITY

FORREST CITY

BRINKLEY

BRINKLEY

MARVELL

MARVELL

BARTON

BARTON

HELENA-WEST HELENA

HELENA-WEST HELENA

Percentile Rank

Percentile Rank

1st Grade - SAT10 Test MATH

READING KIPP DELTA ELA

KIPP DELTA ELA

MARVELL

MARVELL

FORREST CITY

FORREST CITY

LEE COUNTY

LEE COUNTY

BRINKLEY

BRINKLEY

HELENA-WEST HELENA

HELENA-WEST HELENA

BARTON

BARTON

Percentile Rank

Percentile Rank

KINDERGARTEN

FALL 2009

FIRST GRADE

25 61

SPRING 2010

Percentile Rank

60

FALL 2009

65

SPRING 2010

Percentile Rank

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F I N A N C I A L S ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Intergovernmental receivable Pledges receivable Property and equipment, net Total assets

$1,169,541 697,713 954,137 7,838,560 $10,659,951

LIABILITIES / NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts payable Accrued interest payable Deferred revenue Notes payable, current Long-term debt Total liabilities FUND BALANCE Unrestricted Current earnings/(loss) Total fund balance Total liabilities and fund balance

$69,939 22,036 842,500 880,741 4,212,012 $6,027,227

$4,751,413 (118,689) $4,632,724 $10,659,951

REVENUES State foundation (per pupil funding) Other state revenue (NSLA, State PD & Pathwise) Federal assistance Grants, donations, and fundraising Total Revenues

$3,095,847 438,807 1,001,086 1,151,703 $5,687,443

EXPENDITURES Salaries & Benefits $3,184,933 Student related expenses 372,187 Staff development 158,971 Facilities maintenance 297,092 Student transportation 264,956 Debt service (interest only) 230,889 Other operations (food service, fundraising, office, etc.) 1,297,105 Total Expenditures

$5,806,132

Change in Net Assets

$(118,689)

“MY SCHOOL HAS ENHANCED MY HUNGER FOR SUCCESS, AND IT HAS MADE ME CONFIDENT IN MYSELF… IT HAS HELPED ME TO CARE ABOUT MY EDUCATION AND MY FUTURE.” ­—JUKURIOUS DAVIS CLASS OF 2014

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OUR SINCERE THANKS KIPP Delta would like to thank the following individuals, foundations, and businesses who supported our students during the last school year (2009-2010) through both financial and in-kind donations. Your continued generosity is opening doors for more and more students across the Delta.

KIPP SCHOLARS {GIFTS OF $100,000 OR MORE} The Walton Family Foundation The Louis Calder Foundation Arkansas Department of Education U.S. Department of Education Charter School Growth Fund

DOCTORATE LEVEL

{GIFTS OF $25,000 OR MORE} Tom & Winnie Faust Michael Morton NORAC, Inc. Southern Bancorp

MASTERS LEVEL {GIFTS OF $10,000 OR MORE} Mark Edgar Entergy Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission Nucor Hickman and Nucor Yamato Steel

GRADUATE LEVEL

{GIFTS OF $5,000 OR MORE} Anonymous Ernest & Cathy Cunningham Gordon & Claire Manley The KIPP Foundation Lexicon, Inc. Shelia & Carl Phipps Scott & Angela Shirey Systems Contracting Corporation

UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL {GIFTS OF $1,000 OR MORE} M. Christine Allen Anonymous Brent & Jessica Black Dr. & Mrs. Marion Church Marty & Janie Coco Cotter & Edie Cunningham Brett Dixon Steve & Laura Edwards Ignacio Gonzalez Graeber Foundation Hargraves Insurance Agency, Inc. Bev & Norma Hargraves Hickory Hill Pharmacy Hudson Cisne & Co. LLP

John & Anne King Shen Lim Chalk Mitchell Turley Charitable Trust Luke & Jamie VanDeWalle Mark & Angela Waldrip Younger Foundation Randy Zook & Diane Dixon

KIPPster LEVEL

{GIFTS UP TO $1,000} John Ahlen & Family Chris Meyers Asch Rhesa & Claire Barksdale Richard Barth Drew & Ginny Blankenship Jason Botel Dr. & Mrs. Renie Bressinck BSI Building Systems, Inc. Kathleen Bunton Thorne & Kelly Butler Mary C. Colburn E.D. & Elizabeth Cook Katie Cordano Suttiwan Cox Baker & Ashley Cunningham Lynn Rankin Davies William & LaVerne Feaster Winston P. Foster David & Anita Grossbard Michael Hassler Mr. & Mrs. Dick Hatfield Sherese Hicks Tommy & Shelby Hillman Ida Honeycutt Grace Hu Mike & Janet Huckabee Sue Hudson Asa & Susan Hutchinson Curtis & Pat Jeffries Sanford & Amanda Johnson W.C. & Everlyn Johnson Greg Kaza Senator Blanche & Dr. Steve Lincoln Nashid Madyun Billy & Betty Mitchell Lula Nunn Ron Nurnberg & Joe Osgoode David Rayman Reddit.com Lauren Schmitt Tim & Liz Schuringa

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John & Blakeslee Shirey Betty Sisk-Watson Anna Skorupa David P. Solomon David & Miriam Solomon Raymond & Carol Solomon Carol Thompson Michael & Lee Thompson Elizabeth L. Thorndike Jim & Sharese Tisby James & Abbey Tootle Dorothy Umfress Jimmy & Peggy Webster Elizabeth Wellborn Abigail Wilburn Wild Hog Music Festival Witsell, Evans and Rasco Ed Pat & Betsy Wright Maisie Wright Mike & Julie Wright Peter & Penelope Wright

VOLUNTEERS Special thanks to our incredible volunteers from City Year-Little Rock and Nomura Holdings, Inc.

A special thanks to our KIPP Delta board members for their tireless support of our schools: Chalk Mitchell (President), Attorney Brent Black (Vice President), Southern Bancorp Chris Allen (Secretary), Entergy Arkansas Sam Commella, Nucor Steel Ron Nurnberg, Teach For America Andre Valley, Attorney Randy Zook, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas

Credit for the beautiful photography in this report goes to Cade Collister of Southern Bancorp, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Dave Anderson, www.dbanderson.com


HOW YOU CAN HELP KIPP Delta is proving that it is possible to transform lives and communities in impoverished, rural areas like the Delta. We provide a structured learning environment, rigorous standards, and countless opportunities for students to gain exposure outside our school walls. In order to provide this high-caliber education to more students, we must overcome special challenges in securing facilities and talent. As public charter schools, our schools

do not receive state funding for facilities or transportation and cannot levy local taxes to make up the difference. An

investment in one of the following areas at KIPP Delta can have a huge impact on an entire region that is too often overlooked. Facilities: Permanent school buildings are needed for students in Helena and Blytheville.  Expansion:  Approximately $14.4 million is needed over the next seven years to fund the start-up of new schools, sustain existing schools, and expand our central office to support those schools. Talent Recruitment and Retention: Our rural school locations pose unique challenges in recruiting and retaining excellent teachers and staff. Funding is needed to provide high-quality professional development and enrichment opportunities for our current team members, while also promoting the incredible personal and professional experiences that are available in our communities for newcomers to the KIPP Delta family. Extracurricular Activities: Our schools must have the resources to provide a variety of extracurricular activities for students. Well-run, rigorous sports teams and activities such as drama, chess, and student government provide vital opportunities for students to develop the character and communications skills they need to be successful in life. KIPP Through College: To ensure that financial hardship is not the reason students do not attend the college of their choice, KIPP Delta will create an endowment for college scholarships and to support our high school students as they prepare college, scholarship, and pre-college summer program applications.

If you would like to join KIPP Delta in opening doors for more students, teachers, and communities in Arkansas, please call 870-753-9035, or visit our website at www.kippdelta.org

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“That these students have BEATEN THE STATISTICS is a tribute to their HARD WORK and DETERMINATION. But the biggest legacy for this first graduating class will be the classes that follow them at KIPP, waiting for their own chance to REALIZE THEIR OWN POTENTIAL for success.” – Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe

Opening Doors to College.


KIPP DELTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 415 Ohio Street | Helena-West Helena, AR 72342 | 870.753.9035 | www.kippdelta.org KIPP Delta, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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2010 KIPP Delta Public Schools Annual Report  

A report of the academic and extracurricular achievements of students at KIPP Delta Public Schools in the Arkansas Delta.

2010 KIPP Delta Public Schools Annual Report  

A report of the academic and extracurricular achievements of students at KIPP Delta Public Schools in the Arkansas Delta.

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