Bay Area KIPP: 60% attrition rate

Report looks at “cherry-picking,” attrition and test scores at KIPP schools

But the report includes a somewhat startling statistic: About 60 percent of Bay Area KIPP kids who entered the fifth grade in 2003-04 transferred out before they graduated middle school.

Kids aren’t the only ones to come and go from the Bay’s KIPP schools. The report cited teacher turnover rates ranging from 18 to 49 percent. KIPP teachers reported spending 65 hours a week on school-related activities, compared to the 52 hours reported by the average urban middle school teacher.

Student attrition rate of 60%? Teacher turnover of 18% to 49%? That’s not a school, that’s a train station.

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