Sunday LeftoversNovember 16, 2014
New York’s LakewoodNovember 18, 2014
KIPP NJ currently has one public charter high school: Newark Collegiate Academy. And that one school, which had just over 100 total graduates last year, sent more African American males to a 4-year college than all schools in Camden combined. (Using most recent available data. Note that these are actual numbers, not projections.)
So how does our general population do? The numbers are even more stark. Last year, our one high school sent twice as many African-American kids (of any gender) to a 4-year college than the entire Camden school district did.
Now, Newark is not Camden, and we don’t know how our kids will be similar or different when we have seniors in Camden. So, how do our numbers stack up against the Newark district? Well, our high school sent more African American kids to a 4-year college than any other high school in Newark, too. By a wide margin.