The mission of KIPP King Collegiate is to prepare students to live inspired and ethical lives by developing within them extraordinary academic skills, a life-long passion for learning, and the resolve to change their own lives and the world around them through acts of excellence, justice, humanity, and courage.
Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., KIPP King opened in the fall of 2007. The school is a free public charter school open to all students and focused on preparing young people for college and choice-filled lives. 95 percent of our students matriculate to college. Upon graduating from KIPP King, all students will have the wisdom, habits of mind, and commitment of heart to be change agents in their communities.
#22 Best High School in California – 2018 US News and World Report
2017-18 California Honor Roll
2019 California Distinguished School
2018 & 2019 Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students
Humanity | Wisdom | Courage | Justice
Number of Students
Students of Color
Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Receive special education services
English language learners
What Makes KIPP Different?
With a focus on character and academics, our free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunity in life.
Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and reinforces a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.
Strength of Character
We believe that our students need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths to succeed in college and the world beyond.
Highly Skilled Teachers & Leaders
We empower educators to lead school teams and invest in training to help them grow as professionals.
Safe & Structured Environments
Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment so that our students thrive and maximize their learning.
KIPP Through College
Counselors support students as they prepare for college and career, and navigate social, academic, and financial challenges while in college.