Values: H.E.A.R.T.

Honor | Excellence | Absolute Determination | Responsibility | Team

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School Leader

Susana Mena – View Bio

Mission

The mission of KIPP Heartwood Academy is to deepen in the students of East San Jose the knowledge, skills, character, and intellectual habits needed to excel in college and to make positive change every single day.

History

KIPP Heartwood Academy is a public charter middle school in San Jose that is free of charge, open to all students, and focused on preparing young people for college and choice-filled lives. It opened its doors to 73 fifth grade students in July 2004, becoming the first public charter school in Alum Rock. KIPP Heartwood puts students on a solid track to success in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond. Our school derives its name from the redwood tree. The living tissue, or core, of a redwood tree is called the heartwood. When a redwood tree is damaged, it rebuilds itself from its heartwood.

Enrollment and Demographics

414 students, grades 5–8

77% Latino
22% Asian/Pacific Islander
1% Other

26% English Language Learners
5% Students with Special Needs
83% qualify for federal free and reduced-price meals

Location

Contact

1250 South King Road
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: (408) 926-5477
Fax: (408) 926-5478
Email: kha_info@kippbayarea.org

KIPP students & families in San Jose: Please contact your school leader ASAP or email us at info@kippbayarea.org if you have been affected by the flooding.

Enroll

Applications for the 2016-17 school year are now open for Grades 5-8. You can submit your online application here.

Contact Elizabeth Betancourt
Phone: (408) 926-5477
Email: kha_info@kippbayarea.org

To review the 2017-18 Local Control Accountability Plan for KIPP Heartwood Academy, click here.

Review their Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA) here.