Our Mission

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.

KIPP Stockton Middle School opened the summer of 2021 serving Grade 5 and growing to Grade 6 next year. A second middle school will be opening in University Park in 2022 serving Grade 6 and growing a grade each year. Click below to apply to either school!


KIPP offers tuition free, high-quality education helping all students of all backgrounds to reach their goals – college, career, and beyond. Our commitment does not end in 12th grade. Our KIPP Through College counselors support students through graduation and beyond.

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Meet the Team

We strive to cultivate an experienced and representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity to prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond. Click to view complete list of openings at KIPP.

Lara Caballero Wheatley
Managing Director of Schools

Lara has over 18 years of experience as a teacher, principal, lead manager, and leadership coach. In its five years of leadership at KIPP Houston High School, ACT scores rose from an average of 18 to 21 and the school received a National Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education. It earned its high school credential and a Master of Education with a focus on Social Justice at UCLA.

Kimanh Truong-Muñoz
Founding Principal
KIPP Stockton Middle School

As a proud first generation college-graduate, Mrs.Muñoz believes young people are the leaders we’ve been waiting for! She is committed to building a student-centered school grounded in equity, community, and radical & revolutionary love. 

Kennetha Stevens
Family Engagement Manager
KIPP Stockton

Kennetha is dedicated to support the Stockton community by implementing family & community engagement opportunities. She believes every family can be successful when provided with the right tools, supports and resources! 

KIPP in Stockton

We’ve been building relationships in Stockton since 2017, when community leaders first approached us to open KIPP schools here. We’re excited to become part of the Stockton community, and to be working hand in hand with families and local partners to operate public schools that offer a high-quality education. 

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Free & Public Education

All KIPP schools are free public schools open to students of all backgrounds, income, and ability. Starting in June 2020, KIPP will begin enrolling students who will enter fifth grade in the 2021-22 school year. If you would like to receive more information about enrollment, contact us or join our newsletter.

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Academic Excellence

KIPP fosters a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity through individualized instruction that meets the learning needs of every student. A KIPP education helps students develop the academic skills and character strengths needed to succeed in college and life.

KIPP teachers receive specialized professional development and individualized coaching to grow professionally.

“What I appreciate about KIPP’s professional development opportunities is that they are really intentional and always aimed at making us better teachers and leaders so we can help our students grow.”

Ernestina Thompson, AP English teacher at KIPP King Collegiate

KIPP prepares students to identify their passion, purpose, and plan for how to thrive in college, shape the future, and positively impact the world. After high school, KIPP advisors help alumni navigate the academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college or pursuing a career.

Family & Community Partnerships

KIPP partners with families and local organizations in their communities to support healthy development for children. KIPP joins other educational and community-based groups in advocating for issues that matter to their families, such as immigration rights.

What Makes KIPP Different?

Our free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunities in life. KIPP takes a student-centered approach to learning, using social-emotional teaching practices that affirm the identity, background, and experience of every student. We foster a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity through individualized instruction that meets the learning needs of every student. 

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Our Results

We are committed to creating schools where all students can thrive, and we closely track student attrition to ensure we’re keeping our students with us and meeting our mission.

SBAC English Language Arts
56% KIPP
51% CA Average
39% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged

47% KIPP
40% CA Average
27% Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
Join Our Team

KIPP recruits and retains a diverse group of teachers with high expectations who believe in our mission and are committed to helping all students reach their full potential. Work through a lens of social justice and help develop in our students the knowledge, skills and character essential to thrive in college, shape their futures, and positively impact the world. Learn more about working at KIPP. 


“I truly believe that the way to build better communities is by preparing our children through education.”

– Stockton parent, Estella Medina