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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 by US News & World Report*.  This is the fifth 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.  This marks the third year KIPP Delta Collegiate High School has made the list.

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 was one of thirty-three schools in Arkansas given 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.

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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. 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


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