KIPP Endeavor College Prep is a K-8 tuition-free, college-preparatory charter public school in Boyle Heights, one of the newest schools within the KIPP SoCal network, and is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 270 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC.

At KIPP Endeavor College Prep, we balance joy with a high-quality and rigorous college preparatory education to prepare students with the academic skills, character traits, and intellectual discipline to excel as leaders in their communities and thrive in high school, college, career, and beyond. 

Return to Campus: Safe & Sound

Return to School

Regreso a la Escuela

School Core Values

  • Preparation
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Determination
  • Enthusiasm

School Leader

Ruben Alonzo

Founding School Leader

“The definition of “endeavor” is to attempt to reach a goal.  At KIPP Endeavor College Prep, we strive to balance joy and rigor, so each student is afforded the opportunity and environment to reach their goals!”

School Awards

California Distinguished Schools Award

2012 California Distinguished School Award

California Distinguished Schools Award

Ranked #8 in California on USC’s 2013 School Performance Dashboard

Grades K-8

School Address

1263 South Soto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Main Office

T. 323.800.4125

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About Our School Leader

KIPP Endeavor College Prep is led by Ruben Alonzo.  As a native of Crystal City, TX, located in one of the poorest counties in America, Ruben is committed to ensuring that an excellent education is accessible to all students.  A third-generation migrant farmer, he worked throughout his childhood to help support his family, all while attending school and working toward his goal of attending college.

After completing his graduate degree in Massachusetts, Ruben relocated to Pharr, TX as a 2012 Teach For America Corps member. He was a founding teacher at IDEA Pharr College Preparatory School and after producing stellar scores in the classroom, he was then selected to serve as IDEA Pharr’s Assistant Principal of Instruction.  Ruben then went on to found and lead Excelencia Charter Academy before serving as KECP’s Founding School Leader.  Ruben plans to maximize student learning and performance, while providing students with the tools they need to succeed in high school, college, career and in life.  Ruben holds a B.S. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.Ed. from both Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University.

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