KIPP Raíces Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory charter public elementary school in East Los Angeles and is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 270 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC.

KIPP Raíces Academy seeks to inspire the passion needed for students to achieve their goals, excel in the competitive world, and positively impact the community through excellence in thought and action. Our school nurtures students, also known as “achievers,” to become well-rounded critical thinkers who love learning. Our students are not only excellent academic achievers, they are artists, scientists, authors, athletes, and agents of change.

School Core Values

  • Love
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Excellence

School Leader

Yesenia Castro

School Leader

"We have a common goal at KIPP Raíces; we all work very hard, support each other, learn from each other, and we are all grounded in the ‘why’ of the work we do. We all know that our kids come first.”

School Awards

National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award

In the exemplay high performing category.

California Distinguished Schools Award

2013 California Distinguished Schools Award

California Distinguished Schools Award

2019 & 2020 Innovate Top LA County Public School

US News & World Report

2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Elementary School

School Address

668 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Main Office

T. 323.780.3900
F. 323.780.3939