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2015

annual report www.kippnj.org


ONE DAY OUR NATION will know Newark and Camden, New Jersey, as cities of world-class public education.

“KIPP New Jersey’s SPARK Academy is constantly looking for ways they can help kids more, and words are met with action. I’m glad they’re growing and that more kids like my sons will be able to grow with them.” deirdre foster kipp spark academy and team academy parent

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CAMDEN

497

students

NEWARK

3,255

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schools

8

students

schools

elementary schools ( serving k - 1 )

elementary schools ( serving k - 4 )

KIPP Lanning Square Primary

KIPP SPARK Academy

middle schools ( serving

KIPP THRIVE Academy

5-8 )

KIPP Seek Academy

KIPP Lanning Square Middle

KIPP Life Academy

middle schools ( serving 5-8 ) KIPP TEAM Academy KIPP Rise Academy KIPP BOLD Academy

high schools ( serving 9-12 ) KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy

kipp across the nation

* 20

9,850 2,560

camden students served

3

*pending state approval

7,290 newark students served

kipp new jersey schools

states with kipp schools

70,000+ kipp students

183

kipp schools 4


Our first

Our first

In August 2014, KIPP New Jersey opened Lanning Square Primary with 103 kindergartners (see academic results below). In the 2015-2016 school year, Lanning Square Primary grew to serve 245 students in grades K and 1.

In August 2014, KIPP New Jersey opened Life Academy with 112 kindergarteners and took responsibility for serving 108 first through fourth grade students from an existing school (see grades 1-4 academic results below). In the 2015-2016 school year, Life Academy grew to serve 308 students in grades K-4.

melinda moore, a kipp lanning square primary and middle school parent moved to camden so she could send her five children and two grandchildren to kcna.

“Most children from Bragaw started Life Academy in the fall of 2014 nearly a full year behind in math and reading, judging by a widely used test called Measures of Academic Progress. By spring, students on average had roughly hit grade level in math or surpassed it,

“To me the biggest compliment a school can get is when a student goes home and says “Mom, I had a great day at school.” My children say that every day. Your school showed

depending on the grade. In reading, on average they had almost caught up.”

my children that they have purpose, and that their thoughts, dreams and actions matter.

wall street journal, charter network makes the grade in n . j . school october 25th, 2015

I search for words daily but find none good enough to appreciate your teachers, a community of individuals who come together daily as educators and purposely make their words empower my children to chase their dreams.”

KIPP LANNING SQUARE PRIMARY GRADE K MATH

80

70

70

64TH 60 50

38TH

20

5

FALL 2014

SPRING 2015

60

55TH

68TH

60 50 40

20

MAP Test Results by Cohort

60

50

41 40

30

30

30

MATH

MAP Test Results by Cohort

national percentile

80

40

READING

MAP Test Results by Cohort

national percentile

national percentile

MAP Test Results by Cohort

national percentile

READING

LIFE ACADEMY GRADES 1-4

50

40

30

30TH

28TH

25TH FALL 2014

SPRING 2015

20

FALL 2014

SPRING 2015

20

FALL 2014

SPRING 2015

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are we

serving the children who need us?

“My daughter had a tough time at her last school. Since she’s started at KCNA she has seen that school can be a place where she feels safe and can express herself. Now she loves going to school. I’m no longer alone in fighting for her future and have a whole family alongside me.”

ELIGIBLE FOR FREE/REDUCED MEALS 11% 5%

81% NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

76%

5%

94%

3%

sherell payton hall 8th grade parent kipp lanning square middle

88% KIPP NEW JERSEY, NEWARK

77%

87%

reduced

90% CAMDEN CITY SCHOOLS

free

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS KIPP NEW JERSEY NEWARK

99% KIPP NEW JERSEY, CAMDEN

RACE

NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS*

90+6+4A 51+40+9A

KIPP NEW JERSEY NEWARK 8%

15%

22%

14%

17%

18%

K-4

5-8 GRADES

9-12

K-5

6-8 GRADES

9-12

KIPP NEW JERSEY CAMDEN

CAMDEN CITY SCHOOLS**

african american 90% latino 6% other 4%

16%

K-1 5-8 GRADES

8%

22%

K-1 5-8 GRADES

african american latino 40% other 9%

51%

53+35+12A 51+47+2A

KIPP NEW JERSEY CAMDEN 16%

NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

african american 53% latino 35% other 12%

CAMDEN CITY SCHOOLS

african american latino 47% other 2%

51%

* NPS DATA IS CALCULATED USING A K-5 RANGE WHEREAS KIPP NEW JERSEY USES K-4. ** AT TIME OF PRINTING, THESE RATES WERE STILL BEING CONFIRMED PENDING CCSD DATA RECONCILIATION.

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are our students

staying with us?

MOBILITY: ACROSS OUR SCHOOLS

STUDENTS WHO ENTER AND LEAVE WITHIN A SCHOOL YEAR

892+A

8%

92%

4%

LEAVE BECAUSE THEY’VE MOVED OUT OF TOWN

4%

LEAVE FOR OTHER REASONS

STUDENTS STAY AT KIPP NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS YEAR TO YEAR

“I’ve had two students at KIPP schools with behavior issues. My son was a typical boy talking all the time, being disrespectful at times, and just a plain, out-right discipline problem. Despite those trying times he thrived academically and went on to college. KIPP still provides him with a stipend every semester for college expenses, even after acting up for all those years. My daughter experienced a divorce which for some years caused her to act out. She would fight, talk back, and yell. KIPP did not give up on her. Today, she’s still with KIPP schools, doing much better and is a cheerleader [at Spark Academy]. Next year she will go to a KIPP middle school and one day hopes to be a chef.“

haneef auguste, kipp new jersey parent 9

haneef has two children who attend kipp new jersey schools and two kipp new jersey alumni currently in college.


JALEEL WHEELER Kilgore College CLASS OF 2016 Plays guard for the Kilgore College Rangers

QUYAMA WHEELER Howard University

CLASS OF 2015 Teaching 5th grade Science at KIPP Gaston College Prep.

for the wheeler-henderson family,

is truly a Quyama Wheeler, pictured above, was in the second class ever to graduate from TEAM Academy. She went on to earn a Jack Kent Cooke scholarship that guaranteed her a full ride from high school through graduate school. Quyama TYSHON HENDERSON University of Massachusetts CLASS OF 2017

excelled at Exeter and then Howard University and is now a teacher with Teach

Offensive lineman for the UMass

KINYETTE HENDERSON George Washington University CLASS OF 2014

Minutemen while pursuing a degree in

Teaching 6th grade history in New

Building Construction & Technology

Orleans at KIPP Believe College Prep

For America at a KIPP School. Her younger brothers Jaleel and Tyshon soon followed in her footsteps, graduating from TEAM Academy and going on to St. George’s boarding school on a full scholarship where they both played football and basketball. Today Jaleel attends Kilgore where he stars on the basketball team and his “little” brother Tyshon is at UMass where he plays offensive line. Their cousin Kinyette also attended TEAM Academy as a member of the founding class

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and is now a KIPP teacher in New Orleans.

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are students progressing &

achieving academically?

MATHEMATICS

READING

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Test Results by Cohort

MAP Test Results by Cohort National percentile rank

rit scores

250

National percentile rank

rit scores

250 75%

average historical progress historical performance by prior cohorts national percentile rank

75%

average historical progress historical performance by prior cohorts national percentile rank

50%

50% 25%

25%

200

200

Despite entering below grade level, our students are catching and surpassing the National Average (50th percentile) in elementary and middle school.

KIPP New Jersey fifth graders entering from other schools (not including the cohort that matriculated from SPARK Academy) enter in the 39th percentile in Reading but reach the 55th percentile by the end of eighth grade.

150

grade

150

K (fall)

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th 5th (fall)

6th

7th

8th

grade

K (fall)

K

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th (fall)

5th

6th

7th

8th

ABOUT THESE TESTS map: The NWEA MAP is the most widely used norm referenced, computer-adaptive assessment that provides comprehensive and reliable estimates of growth. These MAP charts do not include Life Academy grades 1-4 (refer to page 6 for academic results).

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percentile ranking:

These lines give a frame of reference of how our students are performing versus the rest of the country. 25th percentile indicates students are performing in the bottom quarter of the nation on the MAP. 50th percentile means students are performing at the national average, etc.

parcc scores were not available at the time of printing. if you would like more information on parcc scores, please contact jenn at jshetsen@kippnj.org.

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Graduated with a B.S. in Sociology. Planning to give back to the community as a Social Worker

kipp team academy founding class student

2015 Began freshman year at St. Vincent’s College

2010 A charismatic student, KIPP TEAM Academy alumnus John Joseph knows the importance of mentoring the next generation of students. With support from Julian Forde, his KIPP Through College counselor, Admitted to St. Benedict’s Preparatory School

2006 Joined TEAM founding class

2002

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John was able to balance academics while participating on his college track team. Recognizing the significance of the bond he shared with Mr. Forde and how it helped him achieve his college degree, John returned to TEAM Academy each summer during college to mentor students. He continues to serve as a positive role model to his TEAM and family.

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are alumni climbing the mountain

to & through college?

KIPP NEW JERSEY STUDENTS ARE GOING TO COLLEGE AT THE SAME RATE

PERCENT IN COLLEGE AT AGE 19

as students from families in the top income quartile nationally.*

75%

ACTUAL

kipp new jersey

PATIENCE MARKS Boston College Class of 2015

Naim Leary

Johnson & Wales University Class of 2015

college matriculation rate

PREDICTED

“The Newark Collegiate Academy faculty and staff have done an amazing job of coordinating the students’ schedules and providing the support needed for students and their families. The students have adapted to college life very quickly. The Bloomfield College faculty and staff comment that NCA students are a pleasure to have in class; they are reliable and responsible, engaged and openminded. We look forward to expanding our early college partnership with NCA.”

average newark household

(median income)

PARENT INCOME RANK

richard levao, president, bloomfield college

WHAT DOES KIPP THROUGH COLLEGE PROVIDE?

counseling support

book stipends 911

job/career preparation

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emergency support

source: http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org /images/mobility_geo.pdf, Figure IV

717 alumni

Wydeyah Hay

Virginia State University Class of 2015

Kendra Golson Oberlin College Class of 2015

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are we building a

sustainable people model?

514 TOTAL STAFF

RACE

ACHIEVEMENT

41+41+117A 41+59+A african american white 41% latino 11% other 7%

41%

41% “As I soon as I entered the building, it was love at first sight. Students were actually talking and learning, and at the same time. I knew then that there wasn’t another region, school, or place that I’d rather be.”

TEACHERS WITH A MASTERS, GRADUATE, OR DOCTORATE DEGREE

Leadership development at KIPP Rise Academy and acting

rise academy Sixth Grade Level Chair

TEACHER RETENTION

Selected as a Miles Family Fellow, a rigorous and highly selective national KIPP school leader preparation program

78%

kipp new jersey schools

78%

schools serving low-income students

Stepped into role of Assistant Principal at thrive primary KIPP THRIVE Academy Served as Kindergarten Grade Level Chair and thrive Interim primary School Leader

source: Education by the Numbers Report, September 2014 “The teaching profession is becoming less gray and less green, but more teachers are

Became Founding Teacher at KIPP primary THRIVE Academy thrive

leaving poor schools”

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2014

2015

2016 20


are we building a

sustainable financial model?

yes

IN THE PAST 13 YEARS WITH HELP FROM OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS KIPP NEW JERSEY HAS RAISED

$50 MILLION

every full-grown school will breakeven on public funding we fundraise for: school growth facilities kipp through college

HOW THESE FUNDS WERE USED

13+19+68A

THE IMPACT

4,469 717 10 5

school growth

68%

students and alumni currently served

alumni supported

schools opened schools planned to open*

facilities

19%

kipp through college

13%

$160M

in facilities and development projects

THE OUTCOME

75%

OF 8TH GRADE GRADUATES TO COLLEGE (92% o f our h ig h s c h ool graduate s matriculated to college )

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donors This list reflects supporters from July 1, 2014 through November 6, 2015 .

CORPORATE & COMMUNITY PARTNERS 24/7 Security Agency AAF CPAs Automatic Data Processing (ADP) AEA Investors American Express Aon Hewitt Asurion Bank of America United Way Campaign Best Electric BH Security BMO Capital Markets Bohler Engineering Budget Print Center Canella Roofing, Inc. Cooper University Healthcare Dun & Bradstreet Duff & Phelps LLC DWC Snow Removal Dyntek Eaton Vance Management Edison Properties First Choice Prep Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP Goldman, Sachs & Co. HDR Architecture, Inc. Home Depot PAC Innogive Foundation JM Sorge, Inc. KSS Architects Liberty Mechanical Contractors Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Lowenstein Sandler PC M&T Bank Maser Consulting McCarter & English McManimon, Scotland & Baumann LLC Merck Partnership for Giving Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Nickerson Corporation Niram Inc. NJSBA Insurance Group NJM Insurance Group Northeastern Interior Pingry School Perry Capital Phelps Construction Group LLC Philadelphia 76ers Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. Prudential Financial PSEG Giving Campaign RBH Group Robert W. Baird & Co. Supreme Energy Inc. The Carlyle Group The North Ward Center, Inc. UBS Virgin America Westfield Municipal Alliance 23

FOUNDATIONS Arthur Rock & Toni Rembe Elementary School Growth Fund Better Education for Kids Inc. Charles Hayden Foundation Charter School Growth Fund GAP, Cross Island Market GE Foundation Fund for Newark’s Future Jockey Hollow Foundation KIPP Foundation Morgridge Family Foundation Newark Charter School Fund NewSchools Venture Fund New York Life Foundation Overdeck Family Foundation Peter and Cynthia Kellogg Foundation Pike Sullivan Foundation Prudential Foundation Robinson Harris Foundation The Alvin and Linda Dietz Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey The Andrew and Karen Dietz Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey The Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund The Louis Calder Foundation The MCJ Amelior Foundation The McMullen Family Foundation The Walton Family Foundation Turrell Fund Victoria Foundation

INDIVIDUALS Reena Bhatia Abraham Maria and Dan Adan John Alford Douglass Allen Amy and Gideon Alpert Lisa and Joe Amato Nellie Andrews Eugene Ang Nicole Andrzejewski Gideon Asher Carolyn and Rajeev Bajaj Deborah and Randolph Barker Jennifer and Michael Barry Richard Barth Luce and Daniel Battsek Judy and Brian Bedol Catherine Bellinger Jonathan Benjamin JP Berkery Margaret and Paul Bernstein Vicky and Venkatalakshmi Bikkina John Blanton Shelley Boales Craig Bohb Ann Borowiec

Dan Botwinik Sheila Boyd Susan and Richard Braddock Ann and James Brady Stephen Brady David Branson Sarah and Rick Branson Catherine Brienza and Patrick Roth Katy Brodhead Jacqueline Broomfield Denise Brown-Allen Fatimah Burnam-Watkins Rose and John Cali Lisa and Don Calvert Deborah and Derek Capanna Deb and Tony Castor Francine Chew Christine Choi Jane Christian Lea Ciavarra Sue Clark Jeanne and Peter Clarke Adam Cohen Alex Cohen Daniel Cohen and Leah Keith Rodney Cohen Susan Cole Eleanor and Nicholas Colucci Meg Columbia-Walsh Thomas Comiskey Greg Comito Janet and Paul Cooke Jodi and Wayne Cooperman Ron Cordover Emily Cozzi Wendy and John Cozzi Pamela Craig Allison Daniels Henry D’Auria Nicole Darsney Bern Davis Mary Ellen and Paul DeNoon Thomas de Simon Annette Diamontopolos Linda and Alvin Dietz Karen and Andrew Dietz Gabriella DiFilippo and Ed Powers Delight and Paul Dodyk Mary Douglas and James Dick Eric Dowdell Ellen Dunn Susan and Thomas Dunn Charles Edelstein Regina Elberg Matthew Englehardt Rebecca and Bruce Epstein Linda Eremita Brenda Etheart Elizabeth Evans Erik Fagan Marc Falkner Robert Falzon

Elizabeth and Michael Feldmann Garrett Ferris Deborah Fineman and John Bozik Michal Fineman Megan and Kevin Fischbeck Joshua Fischer Marci and Stephen Fisher Anita Fishman Vincent Michael Fitzgerald Millie and Hugh Flannery Jeff Fleming Lisa Ford Phillip Forde Jennifer and Alan Fournier Molly and Nevin Fox Matthew Frankel Karen and Richard Furst Janice Fusaro Jim Galbraith David Gardner Rose and John Garrett Melinda Gerrard Myra and Jack Gibson Timothy Giordano Michael Giugliano Emily Goldberg Thomas Golden Morton Goldfein Archie Gottesman and Gary DeBode Jenny and Rahul Goyal Matthew Grabler Mindee and Robert Green Myrna and Stephen Greenberg Kara Gropler LaRae Gunn Marianne and Jon Gunzler Ellen and Bob Gutenstein Christine Hamner Shané Harris Patricia Haverland and Mark McBride Stephen Hely Molly Henick Deborah and Peter Hirsch Lorna and Gerry Hoffman Gail and Matthew Hoffman Barbara and Dane Holmes William Holt Gregory Horn Kayce Freed Jennings Karl Jentoft Wendy and Michael Jolley Anthony Joseph Sr. Diane and Darrell Kalmes Sizwe Kamara Leslie Larson Katz and Donald Katz Martha and Daniel Keenan Julie Keenan and Jesse Herman Kevin Kelly Lisa and Robert Kennedy Lauretta Koenig

Perry Koplik Monica Kress Alex Kruglov Anton Krzysztof Wendy and Andrew Lacey Matthew Lackner Laura Ladd Jason Lafer Tolu Lanrewaju Maddy Lawler Natasha and Nicholas Lawler Pedro Lebre Alexandria Lefkovits-Callaghan Roni and Robert Lemle Steven Lerner Robert Levy Melissa and Michael Lilley Georgeanne Limbach Carolyn Lis Gail and Gary Lockberg Scott Loeffler Courtney Lok Anne and Sean Madden Jana and Kevin Maher Karen and Brendan Maher Carmen Maldonado and James Shipp Angie Master Edward Mastrangelo Devi Mateti Jody Maxmin Nicholas May Teresa and Raymond McCullagh Michael Melone Joanna Mendis Jared Mesznik

Ronnie and Jordan Metzger Gregory Millstein Phillip Mone Leland and Karen Montgomery Maltee Moolchan Julia and David Moran Kelly Morgan Elizabeth Morrill Tia Morris Colleen Mullens Michaela Murray-Nolan Robert and Heather Mylod Kathleen Nugent Heather O’Brien Kate O’Brien Patricia and Robert O’Brien Terry O’Connor and Joan Leahey Don Offir Toni and Lon O’Sullivan Tina and Tim Palmer Mark Patterson Lenni and Andrew Perry Lindsay Pitzer Keith Pizer Eileen and Paul Prodromo Sridhar Ramanathan Karen Stewart-Ramos and Edward Ramos Ann Rasmussen and Christopher Cerf Jane and Rick Redmond Cassie Reid-Dodick Jorie Reid-Dodick Darlene and John Reid-Dodick Elizabeth Reinhardt Lyn and Glenn Reiter

Michelle Reiter and Dana Bolton Elizabeth and Hershel Richman Hannah Richman and Jason Slosberg Karyn and Blair Ridder Jesse Robinson Tamara Robinson Tawanna Roebuck Cristina Rodriguez Amy Rosen and Tim Carden Eric Rosen Sarah and David Rosen Elizabeth and Michael Rosner Michael Rudman Amy and Mani Sadeghi Nicole Salzman Stephanie Salzman Eli Samaha Lucille and Constantino Scerbo Lindsay Schambach Scott Scher Lauren Schotz Susie and Barry Schub Jeffrey Schub Peter Schwartz Gregg Seibert Rebecca Shapiro Lawrence Sharnak Christine and Doug Sheehan Gabrielle and Thad Sheely Lauren Shepherd Yulia Shetsen Eric Shuffler Sherry and Scott Sleyster Glenn Small Saranne Small

Daniel Solender Carrie and Ken Somberg John Stathis Carolyn Spies Christopher Stavrou Aaron Sterling Emma Sterling Linda and Brian Sterling Mary Kay and John Strangfeld Elizabeth Strawbridge Patrick Sullivan Cornelia Sweezy and Steven Cope Marc Tartaglia Andrew Taub Sharyn Taylor David Tepper Tonyelle Thompson Amy Thurston Susan and Whitney Tilson Sarah Touborg and Reverend Gregory Horn Jennifer and Chiming Tse James Uehlinger Mary Ellen and Robert Waggoner Alyson Waldman Daniel Weisberg Judy and Josh Weston Suzanne and John Willian Deborah Wood Vicki Zubovic

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KIPP NEW JERSEY BOARD John Cozzi Tom Dunn Alan Fournier John Reid-Dodick John Willian

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TEAM ACADEMY BOARD Dan Adan Sheila Boyd Fatimah Burnam-Watkins Dane Holmes Brendan Maher Michaela Murray Nolan Amy Rosen Linda Sterling

KIPP COOPER NORCROSS ACADEMY BOARD Douglas Allen Susan Bass Levin Tim Carden Christine Choi Adrienne Elberfeld Rahul Goyal Jordan Metzger Kathleen Nugent William Smith

FRIENDS OF TEAM BOARD

ADVISORY BOARD

Reena Bhatia Abraham Tim Carden Lea Ciavarra Tom Comiskey Carmen Maldonado Connie Max Jordan Metzger Thad Sheely

Lisa Amato Rick Braddock Nicolas Colucci Gary DeBode Joe Kusnan Colleen Mullens Josh Weston

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“We selected, KIPP New Jersey, a public charter school, and we never looked back. I heard and saw a great group of teachers and staff who cared about the students, their success and their families. My daughter’s mind is being nourished with experiences and she is excelling at reading and mathematics. She is getting a well-rounded education with a foreign language, music, and fitness.” — cheryl taylor, kipp new jersey parent

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