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KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Welcomes First Students

A member of the Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy inaugural class gets measured for his new school uniform during this summer’s family festival.

A member of the Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy inaugural class gets measured for his new school uniform during this summer’s family festival.

The KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy last month welcomed 104 kindergarten students and 50 pre-school students as the inaugural class in the state’s first renaissance public school.

The Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy will grow to serve more than 1,000 students from Pre-K to 8th grade, who live in the Lanning Square and Cooper Plaza neighborhoods.

In July, more than 1,200 residents of the Lanning Square and Cooper Plaza neighborhoods attended a family festival at the site of the new school.

“We are proud to be a part of the community’s renaissance as we build a school here in the Cooper Lanning neighborhood, right where it belongs,” said Susan Bass Levin. “The overwhelming support of more than 1,200 Camden residents is proof we are on the right track.”