Building offers classrooms with state-of-the-art technology
Described as the “School that Love Built,” KIPP Compton Community School, a TK-3* charter public school, recently celebrated completion of its new Wolff Family Campus located at 1650 W. 134th Street., Compton. Previously co-located at other schools, the new 33,790 square foot building offers bright, spacious, classrooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a multi-purpose room, and turf-lined outdoor area with a play structure for kids of all ages.
“Our team is so proud of its work in Southern California, especially the community that has rallied around the foundation of the Wolff Family Campus,” said Angella Martínez, CEO of KIPP SoCal Public Schools. “This community is dear to me because my first job was as a teacher in Compton, and it’s here that I fell in love with teaching and the power of education. I’m grateful to Compton for all that I’ve learned about being an educator.”
In addition to the new facilities, a beautiful mural adorns the stairwell and hall at the school’s main entrance. The mural, envisioned and painted by South Central L.A. muralist Moses X. Ball represents the power of the people, and features well-known figures like former President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and others.
“Our school belongs to the people of Compton,” said Dr. LeAnna Majors, Founding School Leader at KIPP Compton. “Knowing and understanding this, we will source partnerships to help alleviate barriers to learning that our students may encounter, and help provide for our community.”
The inaugural event, which was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrated the community of individuals that brought the school to its final completion. At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, KIPP Compton was fully enrolled with a population of more than 450 elementary students and their families. In spite of continued challenges due to the global pandemic, the KIPP Compton team remains focused on providing a loving and academically excellent school environment that prepares students for higher education, career and beyond.
“This place feels like home. It is a place where we can be. We can make mistakes. We can have successes. We can share kind words. … We work, create, plan, and dream. We ultimately find a way or make one. This is the work of founding a school,” said Majors.