KIPP Columbus was founded in 2008 with only 50 students in the 5th grade, and has grown to serve over 1,100 students in grades K–10. KIPP is dedicated to raising expectations of public education in underserved communities through cultivating high-performing education leaders and a commitment to continue growing in an effort to serve more students in Columbus.
Mission: KIPP Columbus will create a system of schools where students develop the intellectual, academic, and social skills needed to understand and take action on issues they encounter in everyday life. By establishing a rigorous, safe, and personalized learning environment, KIPP Columbus will foster a culture of responsibility and service and empower all students to become active and engaged citizens.
For an in-depth look at KIPP Columbus’ performance in the 2018–19 school year, please view the relevant pages of Fordham's.