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155 W. 69th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

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Phone: (323) 565-3280

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Ánimo Florence-Firestone!


We are a public charter school that is free to attend and open to all. We are committed to building a small, safe school, where everyone knows your name. I have been working for the students and parents of South Los Angeles since 2001 and I was previously the principal at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, an award-winning school in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood. I am excited to use what I learned to build a new, high-quality school where we care about each other, ourselves, our school, and our future.

Our highly qualified and diverse staff are excited to work together with parents and students to ensure that all of our students are prepared for High School, College, Leadership, and Life.



Joshua Hartford


News & Announcements


By joshhartford | November 3, 2017

Thanks to the Technology Students at Animo Pat Brown for creating this website: CYBERBULLYING: CREATION AND CONSEQUENCES

Experiencing the Solar Eclipse

By greendotdev | October 18, 2017

This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity. For many Green Dot schools, this celestial event laid the groundwork…

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By joshhartford | August 10, 2017

See our Facebook page for the latest updates and events at Animo Florence-Firestone Charter Middle School!

LAUSD Special Education Parent Workshop Calendar

By joshhartford | September 30, 2016

LAUSD Special Education Parent Workshop Calendar

School Culture Survey

By joshhartford | September 29, 2016

AFF Students!  Click the picture to fill out the Student Culture Survey.

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Ánimo Florence-Firestone Middle School

155 W. 69th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Phone: (323) 565-3280

Principal: Josh Hartford