KIPP Soul Primary


KIPP Soul Primary is an elementary public charter school in Atlanta, Georgia, serving 452 students in grades K-4 with a predominantly African American student population.

KIPP Soul Primary stands out from nearby schools in several key ways. It has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (96.46%) compared to nearby schools like Westside Atlanta Charter School and Bolton Academy Elementary, which have more diverse racial compositions. KIPP Soul Primary also performs significantly lower on standardized tests, with only 21.2% of 3rd-grade students proficient in English Language Arts and Mathematics, compared to state averages of 38.6% and 45.6%. Additionally, KIPP Soul Primary has a 100% free and reduced lunch rate, indicating all students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and spends $20,864 per student, which is higher than nearby schools.

While KIPP Soul Primary receives more funding per student, its academic performance still lags behind nearby traditional public schools, suggesting factors beyond just funding, such as instructional practices and school leadership, may be contributing to the school's challenges. The stark racial composition of KIPP Soul Primary also reflects the broader issue of racial segregation in the Atlanta Public Schools district, which is a common challenge in many urban school systems.


Public, Charter K-4

 1445 Maynard Rd NW
       Atlanta, GA  30331

(404) 759-6852

District: Atlanta Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1139th of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,864 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.3 Help
Number of students:  452

Racial breakdown:

African American:
Two or more races:

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help

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Performance Trends
Compare Details KIPP Soul Primary ranks worse than 91.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 41st among 53 ranked elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.25. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (96.5%), Hispanic (2%), two or more races (0.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at KIPP Soul Primary is 17.3, which is the highest among 53 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District! (See more...)
Compare KIPP Soul Primary employs 26 full-time teachers.
Compare Details The average total spent per student at KIPP Soul Primary is $20,864, which is the 5th highest among 53 elementary schools in the Atlanta Public Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

KIPP Soul Primary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Atlanta Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Atlanta Public Schools 151st of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for KIPP Soul Primary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 12.25 1138th 1242 8.4%
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Enrollment information for KIPP Soul Primary

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 0 113 0 1 0 0 0 0 114
2020 0 190 0 0 0 0 1 0 191
2021 0 297 0 1 0 0 3 0 301
2022 0 366 0 3 1 0 1 0 371
2023 2 436 0 9 1 0 4 0 452

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at KIPP Soul Primary

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 114 7.0 16.2 78.1
2020 191 9.0 21.2 94.8
2021 301 20.5 14.6 95
2022 371 27.0 13.7 n/a
2023 452 26.0 17.3 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio KIPP Soul Primary

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 114 7.0 16.2 78.1
2020 191 9.0 21.2 94.8
2021 301 20.5 14.6 95
2022 371 27.0 13.7 n/a
2023 452 26.0 17.3 100

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Per Pupil Expenditures for KIPP Soul Primary


YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $806 (3.9%) $20,058 (96.1%) $20,864

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on KIPP Soul Primary

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students114452
African American113436
American Indian01
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races04
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.1%100%

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In the 2022-23 school year, 452 students attended KIPP Soul Primary.

KIPP Soul Primary ranks in the bottom 8.4% of Georgia elementary schools.

Students at KIPP Soul Primary are 96% African American, 2% Hispanic.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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