KIPP Ascend Middle

KIPP Ascend Middle School
1616 S. Avers Street
Chicago, Illinois 60623

Main Office:  773.521.4399
Fax Number: 773.521.4766


KIPP Ascend Middle, an open enrollment public charter school on Chicago’s West Side, opened its doors to a single class of fifth grade students in 2003. In 2007, KIPP Ascend Middle reached full capacity, serving over 340 students from fifth through eighth grade.

From the outset, KIPP Ascend Middle has been committed to working with the students of the greatest need on Chicago’s West Side. Since its inaugural year, KIPP Ascend Middle has delivered on that commitment. To date, 100% of our eighth grade completers have been accepted to college prep high schools, many with significant scholarships. Our graduates are accepted to the top schools in the state and the nation, including The Loomis Chaffee School, Phillips Exeter Academy, The Cate School, Culver Academies, The Latin School of Chicago, Loyola Academy, Fenwick High Schools, Francis Parker, Lake Forest Academy, and Northside College Prep.

At KIPP Ascend Middle, we equip students with the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools and colleges so that they can gain the intellectual tools and social capital necessary to transform their futures and accomplish their personal missions in life.