School Details

KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy

80 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 475-1941
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 5-8 323 students 14 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
88%
92%
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98%
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Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
91%
93%
95%
83%
90%
98%
92%
95%
93%
75%
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94%
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83%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
92%
94%
89%
70%
83%
100%
94%
97%
85%
60%
74%
93%
63%
78%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
93%
81%
82%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy is a charter middle school in Atlanta. The principal of KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy is Kimberly Karacalidis, whose e-mail is kkaracalidis@kippways.org. 323 children attend KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 323 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 79% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at KIPP West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy is 14:1. Kennedy Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 83%
Hispanic 0.6% 5%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 76%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 79% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school. it really helps me and teaches me life lesson. If it wasn't for this school i wouldn't be where i am today.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is a prison. it is great for unprivileged kids but if you have no behavior issues or are mature you will absolutely hate it. I did!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a 6th grade student at KIPP Ways. She was not pleased with my decision to enroll her at KIPP due to the extended daily schedule and Saturday school. I am very happy to share that she is more than happy with KIPP and the schedule isn't really more school (if you let her tell it!). I believe KIPP nurtures children and provides them with the educational support necessary to thrive academically and gain confidence as individuals. I love the elective course offerings! The effort and time and dedication that these teachers put into their students on a consistent basis is unparalleled. Education should be this way for all children.

  • (4 years ago)

    KIPP is a unique place; make it here and you will make it anywhere. In 5th grade there are 'no excuses' and high expectations are set; and in 6th grade we work as a Team (scholars parents and educators) rather than individuals. The environment is familial scholars are greeted daily by a faculty. Our educators are exciting like Ms. Varela and Science; Tough like Mr. Levy and Math scholars must show all of their work -); Interesting and current like Mr. Howland and Reading - Scholars learned Greek Mythology while reading the Illiad Odyssey and the Lightning Thief; Engaging with Mr. Peddie 'The Human Dictionary ' as scholars try to stump him with their newly acquired vocabulary 'Mr Peddie you are very loquacious;' and Relevant with Ms. Wood and History as she takes scholars 'All Around the World.' What my scholar has learned here goes beyond academics. KIPP educates you for life.

  • (4 years ago)

    I LOVE KIPP this school outshine private school I know by experience I have twins who have attended KIPPS 2 years and a son in 4th at Atlanta youth Academy A WASTE OF MONEY my son self esteem was crushed and he didnt learn due to the favortism etc...however KIPPS build the kids self esteem as well as their charater

  • (5 years ago)

    My child completed grades 5-8 at KIPP WAYS. Excellent teaching methods. I love this school and recommend it to all!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is without question the best school in Atlanta! The teachers and administrators go above and beyond for kids they challenge their minds and they get results. Love it!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very unique and nothing like I have seen before. They make you earn desk chairs and even classrooms. The hours are from 7 30 to 5 00. There is even mandatory summer school. There is also a saturday school. It seems like alot but kipp is a amazing school to attend.

  • (6 years ago)

    best school my child ever attended.they love and care about their kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am so excited for my daughter to be accepted to a well ran school unlike the other public schools that she has attended and I can't wait til my oldest son can join her next year. The leadership in the school is excellent and the values that are being installed in the students are unbelieveable. This is truly a school to give an award to for excellence.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is just like any regular middle school. It has the same problems as any other middle scool and maybe more. And alot of the students recieve bad grades on their report cards. So my advice as a parent please visit and research the school before your child attends.

  • (7 years ago)

    Love It! Love It! This school has really helped my child become very independent and love school. She is challenged everyday at school. She now loves to go to school and has been reading more since going to Kipp Ways. I don't have to tell her to pick up a book she just does it on her on.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers are innovative and dedicated...a rare find.

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