Kipp Legacy Preparatory School

Public, Charter PK, KG-4

 9606 Mesa Dr
       Houston, TX  77078

 (832) 230-0567

District: Kipp Inc Charter

SchoolDigger Rank:
2446th of 4,359 Texas Elementary Schools

Student/teacher ratio:  24.7
Number of students:  917

Racial breakdown:
African American:
Two or more races:
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.3%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Kipp Legacy Preparatory School ranked worse than 56.1% of elementary schools in Texas. It also ranked 6th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Kipp Inc Charter School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.53. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Kipp Legacy Preparatory School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Kipp Inc Charter School District. Racial makeup is: African American (49.5%), Hispanic (48.3%), two or more races (1.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 94.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kipp Legacy Preparatory School is 24.7. 5 elementary schools in the Kipp Inc Charter School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Kipp Legacy Preparatory School employs 37 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Kipp Legacy Preparatory School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kipp Legacy Preparatory School 2446th of 4359 Texas public elementary schools. (See Kipp Legacy Preparatory School in the ranking list.)

Kipp Inc Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks Kipp Inc Charter 262nd of 973 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Kipp Legacy Preparatory School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 31.30 3279th 4320 24.1%
2016 38.53 2899th 4286 32.4%
2017 34.24 2894th 4329 33.1%
2018 41.53 2446th 4359 43.9%

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Open Quote This school is wonderful! I tell everyone I know to come sign their kids up here. The school day is long and the work is advanced, but they meet each child where they're at and work with them individually and in small groups to help them succeed. My kids can't wait for school to start again, even though they've had lots of fun over the summer break. They adore their teachers and can't wait to get back to their friends and the friendly competition of seeing who can achieve the most in reading or science or math. I recently watched my 7-year-old draw a map of all the continents and oceans straight from memory, thanks to her amazing social studies teacher. She came home one day last year talking about how tsunamis are formed, and the following week she was telling me about photosynthesis. My son is about to start 1st grade and reads at a 3rd grade level now after only 1 year at this school. A couple of months ago, he immediately identified a picture on a commercial as the Taj Mahal, and (correctly) stated that it was built by a king for his wife after she died. He's also learned to express his emotions verbally rather than acting out physically, and he's very articulate about it (ex: "I get so upset when people laugh at me because it makes me feel embarrassed and I feel like I want to scream."). KIPP focuses a lot on expressing yourself in a respectful way, and I'm so proud that he's learning to do that rather than blowing up when he's mad. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. They're learning so much at this school, and I love the fact that my daughter doesn't want to be a ballerina when she grows up - she wants to be a scientist! And my son wants to be a doctor, not a basketball player! The teachers' lives revolve around their students and their lessons, and I have the utmost respect and admiration for each of them. They work incredibly hard and the days are so long - school starts at 7:25 and lets out at 5 p.m., but I've talked to my kids' teachers sometimes at 8 o'clock at night and found that they're still at the school. And that's another thing: you get the cell phone numbers of your children's teachers here, so you're able to call or text anytime they need help with homework or a project, or you have any questions or concerns. And the principal is a rare find, btw. Kind, polite, professional, friendly, positive, and absolutely dedicated and committed to excellence in her school, even if it means that she has to acknowledge a mistake on her part and revamp a policy or apologize, which I've seen her do on several occasions. I would (and do) recommend this school to any and everyone, and I wish Legacy went from Pre-K3 all the way up to college level, because I'd make sure my kids stayed here the whole way through. Love KIPP Legacy!! Close Quote

by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Saturday, November 3, 2012

Open Quote My daughter has started in the PK3 program at KIPP Legacy this year. The teachers are great! And my daughter has learned so much in just a few short months. When first signing up for school there is a very long wait to complete all of the required registration and uniform pick ups. But it is really worth it! The teachers are available on their cell phone in the morning one hour before school and until eight or nine pm to discuss any problems or concerns you have. The teachers will call you if they feel like something is wrong or different with your child. You also get daily updates sent home with your child. My daughter's class has about 15 students in the afternoon class, but there are two teachers in the classroom. There is a lot of homework, so prepare yourself for the work and effort that you and your child will have to do everyday. This school really cares for their students. They not only expect, but require that parents play a role in their child's education. In my opinion, this makes all the difference. My daughter's teacher has also given me tips on how to help my child learn and practice the skills she's learning. My three year old can already read words and write her own name, and it's not even winter break. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Kipp Legacy Preparatory School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 1 131 0 39 0 0 3 0 174
2012 2 242 0 88 0 0 4 0 336
2013 7 382 2 194 0 1 6 0 592
2014 5 386 4 314 1 0 10 0 720
2015 7 450 2 401 1 0 13 0 874
2016 6 454 0 443 2 0 12 0 917

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 Legacy Preparatory School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 174 17.0 10.2 90.8
2012 336 18.9 17.7 82.1
2013 592 27.5 21.4 81.4
2014 720 32.7 21.9 93.6
2015 874 39.0 22.4 96.5
2016 917 37.0 24.7 94.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Kipp Legacy Preparatory School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 174 17.0 10.2 90.8
2012 336 18.9 17.7 82.1
2013 592 27.5 21.4 81.4
2014 720 32.7 21.9 93.6
2015 874 39.0 22.4 96.5
2016 917 37.0 24.7 94.3

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.

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