KIPP Bridge Charter School is a California Distinguished School and is in the top ten percent of all public schools in the state.

KIPP Bridge Charter School

Download the 2013-14 KIPP Bridge Charter School Profile

KIPP BRIDGE CHARTER SCHOOL IS NOW ACCEPTING 5TH GRADERS! To indicate interest in enrolling your child in the fifth grade for 2014-2015, click here. For 6th and 7th grades, print a student application and submit to the address on the form.


The mission of KIPP Bridge Charter School is to develop the academic knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary for students to achieve success in the finest high schools and colleges, and the competitive world beyond.


The vision of KIPP Bridge Charter School is to provide all students with an outstanding education that emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. This education, along with the promotion of excellent citizenship and the appreciation of diversity, will develop college-bound community leaders.


Founded in 2002, KIPP Bridge Charter School is a tuition-free, college-preparatory, public charter middle school located in West Oakland. With an extended school schedule, high expectations, and a relentless focus on results, KIPP Bridge is proving that the achievement gap can be closed for traditionally underserved students. KIPP Bridge is a California Distinguished Charter School and is in the top ten percent of all public schools in the state.


Achievement | Commitment | Honesty | Respect | Responsibility | Teamwork

School Leader

Lolita E. Jackson

Enrollment and Demographics

325 students, grades 5–8

  • 71% African American
  • 22% Latino or Hispanic
  • 2% Asian
  • 5% Other
  • 15% English Language Learners
  • 5% Students with Special Needs
  • 72% qualify for federal free and reduced-price meals


991 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 874-7255
Fax: (510) 874-6796


Contact Sandi Coughlin
(510) 874-7255



April 24 & 25 - student performance of The Wiz (contact the school for tickets)
May 5   3:30 dismissal begins for remainder of the year
May 13 & 14  CST Testing
May 16  Spring Carnival 1:00 – 3:30
May 17  Senior Banquet
May 23 – 26  No School Memorial Day
May 27  Trimester 3 final exams
May 30   Trimester 3 ends
June 2 – 6 1:00 dismissal for all students – no after school programs
June 5  8th grade promotion  – Oakland Tech
June 6  -  Trimester 3 awards ceremony
June 6  – Last day of school – report cards go home
June 9 - End of year field trips

Award winning author, Rita Williams-Garcia, comes to KIPP Bridge.
Read more here.

KIPP Bridge was selected to participate in the national program, NBC’s ‘Smash’: Make a Musical.
Read about the program here. Read a blog post about the first theater workshop here.