Kipp DC Leap Academy is located in Washington, DC and is one of 2 preschool schools in Kipp Academy Public Charter School District. It is a charter school that serves 280 students in grades PK, K.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Kipp DC Leap Academy had 87% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. District of Columbia had 73% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Kipp Academy PCS spends $10,094 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 47% on instruction, 48% on support services, 6% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Kipp Academy PCS District
In 2011, Kipp DC Leap Academy had 12 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The District of Columbia average is 12 students per full-time equivalent teacher.