School Details

KIPP Raices Academy

668 Atlantic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 780-3900
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-4 427 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

97%
54%
56%
96%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
40%
46%
97%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
58%
65%
99%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

KIPP Raices Academy is a charter elementary school in East Los Angeles. The principal of KIPP Raices Academy is Amber Young Medina, who can be contacted at amedina@kippla.org. 427 students attend KIPP Raices Academy and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 52% of the KIPP Raices Academy students have "limited English proficiency." 91% of the 427 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at KIPP Raices Academy is 13:1. Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 99% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 9%
Filipino 0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 75%
Limited English proficiency 52% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I love the school all around the staff is understanding and quick to respond the teachers love what they and you can see in the students my daughter is a 2nd grader here been there since k and I can say she is bright and far more advance then most kids her age

  • (1 year ago)

    This is definitely the best school I have taught at with an extremely supportive administration collaborative teachers and wonderful families!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing! Thanks to all of the teachers and staff for their diligent work and endless hours of dedication love and passion for teaching! Love you all!

  • (2 years ago)

    The school over all look is great but the staff not so much whenever I go in to ask a question they're as rude as can be I mean they are there to provide information but the way they answer u makes u feel like your ignorant and I don't think that's good for the name of the school

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school BUT it is nearly impossible to get accepted to this school. The school has a VERY limited amount of space about 3 spots vs. about 100 applicants or more depending on the grade In my opinion it's a waste of time there are other schools that meet the same standards it just takes a little research which is what I did. I hope this helps.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kipp Raices Academy is a wonderful school. I have two children in this school and they love it. The teacher parent communication is great. The parents have the opportunity to volunteer in the classrooms it is encouraged which I think is great. The teachers are wonderful they encourage the students to do better. I always recommending Kipp Raices to other parents. Academically Kipp Raices surpasses other elementary schools in LA. I am proud my children are Kipp Raices Academy students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kipp Raices is an excellent school. I am a new parent to Kipp and have seen a tremendoes growth on my childrens' cognitive social and emotioanal development within the last three months. My children are motivated to go to school on a daily basis due to the wonderful learning environment that the faculty and staff offer all children. In addition to this parents are always welcomed since the minute that we walk into the school as Ms. Young (principal) Ms. Wiener or Mr. Brackman greet students by hand right as they are walking in. Allowing us to recognize that each student is valued independently and not just as another child walking into the school setting.

  • (4 years ago)

    So far so good. We where looking for an alternative from L.A.U.S.D. Our Kinder gardener enjoys it never complains.There expectations from the students may seem a bit much but we believe it will payoff for our sons education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! I am happy I chose KIPP Raices as my daughter's first school. They have P.E. Art and Computer classes as part of their everyday curriculum. The only thing I dislike is parent involvement (lack there of) I really wish more parents showed up to the afterschool meetings and became involved in school activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe Kipp Raices is an excellent school. Students are all encouraged and taught with college in mind. School just started and doesn't yet have all grades. Excellence integrity love and honor is their motto.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great staff Great school But they Need to work with kids that have IEP and behavior Problems

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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