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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
KIPP San Jose Collegiate is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Jose, CA. It has 489 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

KIPP San Jose Collegiate Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
77 responses
Average ACT
24
102 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$136,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,365
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,179,410
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Pack Night
    58%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Culture nights
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
489
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
36.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,804/ year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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KIPP San Jose Collegiate Reviews

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KIPP San Jose Collegiate is a charter school catered towards those that want to avoid the hassle of the vastness of a public school. The small campus allows for more student interaction and a close-knit relationship between the students and faculty despite large class sizes. With provided technology and a growing student size, KIPP is ever-expanding its resources and its horizon to get students into college and further beyond in life. Due to its location, KIPP is unable to fully provide the "high school experience" without owning a gym, cafeteria, and decent classroom sizes, but despite this drawback, they are able to obtain the necessary materials for a classroom. The school culture is present in the school's sports games, by showing their "Wolfpack pride" and cheering on their fellow teammates to do well. If students aren't interested in joining a sports team, then they are able to enroll in a student-led club, allowing for people of similar interests to share their experiences.
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I graduated a few years ago, so take these 1000 characters with a grain of salt, as things may have changed since I'd been a student.

Although they state that they're a college prep school, they grossly under-prepared us for college. The graduation and college acceptance rate when I was there was probably close to 100%, but what they don't tell you is the average rate of students that actually stay in college and graduate with a bachelors. Many kids either dropped out, got kicked out for low grades, or settled for an associates and didn't move up. Other than myself, I only know 5 other people out of the 97 students in my grade that are either still in school or have graduated with a bachelors. You could chalk this up to be the fault of the students, but as someone who'll have a bachelors by next year and has experienced both KSJC and college, this is definitely the fault of the school telling us things about college that simply weren't true.
The classes tend to be small, and the teachers are mostly young and relatable. KSJC does its best to prepare students for college. Students are required to take classes that help them figure out their long term plans and prepare them for standardized tests and college admissions. KSJC, however, doesn’t offer many courses that other school have. Currently, there are no formal classes for digital media, sculpting, photography, wood shop, Vietnamese, Japanese, French, etc. Also, teacher have to share and move classrooms because there aren’t many rooms and we don’t have an actual campus of our own.