Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers

POOR ACHIEVEMENT BRINGS CLOSURE OF DC HIGH SCHOOL; August 8, 2010; Washington Examiner (D.C.) 
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to shut down Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers, a charter high school in upper Northwest.

The school’s achievement wasn’t quite as magnificent as the board had hoped for. Since 2005, no more than 43 percent of students scored proficient on the city’s reading and math exams. In 2008, math proficiency dropped to 10 percent, with reading at 22 percent. Since 2007, the truancy rate has been at least 30 percent.

Supporters of the African-themed school attended the meeting in force, as they did at a late July public hearing to defend the school’s results…

The board was not convinced, citing a decade of poor performance and shoddy organization. They voted 7-0 for the charter’s revocation.

KIMA’s 190 students have about three weeks to enroll at other District senior highs in time for their first day at a new school.


Anonymous said...

I was a student at K.I.M.A. back in 2005 and I completed my sophmore year there and I knew it was a matter of time before they closed it I always looked at it like an alternative school for bad children.

La Troya said...

I was also a student at KIMA in 2005 as a sophmore as well. The school was only sucessful for the children in the kemetic family the rest of us were like outcast. I agree with previous commentor the school was just like an alternative school not chartered fights everday security siiting at the desk doing nothing girls brawling like gangs it was crazy hopefully the students will be more successful in other school because they sure were not preparing students for college like high school should.