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KIPP Delta Collegiate High Named #4 High School in Arkansas

KIPP Delta Collegiate High School has been named the #4 high school in the state of Arkansas for the second year in a row by US News & World Report*.  This is the sixth year the magazine has compiled the online list; analyzing how well nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia are educating their students.  KIPP Delta Collegiate High School has made the list of top high schools four times.  Nationally, KIPP Delta Collegiate High School has been ranked at #1,051 among public schools and #106 among charter schools specifically.

Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, as well as a variety of other factors.  KIPP Delta Collegiate High School received a silver medal. 

To receive a gold or silver award, schools had to prove that each of their students outperformed the statistical average student in that state as well as show that the least-advantaged students also outperformed similar students in their state.  Schools meeting both criteria were judged on how ready their students were to succeed in college, based on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests.

In 2012-2013, KIPP Delta students met or exceeded the state averages in 54% and the local school district in 97% of tested areas.  The KIPP Delta Collegiate High School Class of 2013 received 1.3 million in scholarship dollars.  Currently, 87% of KIPP Delta graduates are enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college or the armed forces. 


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About KIPP Delta Public Schools

KIPP Delta Public Schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public charter schools that accept all students on a space-available basis. Ninety-five percent of KIPP Delta’s students are African American, and more than 85 percent qualify for the federal free and reduced-price school lunch program. Our mission is to empower students from high-poverty communities to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a college education and a life of value, joy, and integrity. For more information, visit

About KIPP

KIPP has grown from two original schools founded by Teach For America alumni Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin to a national network of 109 free, open enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools.  Over 95 percent of students enrolled in KIPP schools are African American or Hispanic/Latino, and more than 80 percent qualify for the federal free and reduced-price meals program. To date, over 85 percent of students who have graduated from KIPP middle schools have matriculated to college. For more information, visit


Carissa Godwin, Development Director, KIPP Delta Public Schools – 870-714-9635 or

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