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About Mae Jemison

Ánimo Mae Jemison is a co-educational charter middle school serving 6th - 8th grade students of the Watts and Compton communities in South Los Angeles. Our charter was approved by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 2014, and we are proud to enter our fifth year of operation. We are proudly named after Dr. Mae Jemison, physician, engineer, and the first African American woman astronaut. Our vision unifies us around a common aspirational goal:

At Ánimo Mae Jemison, we are a constellation of learners working to forge an equitable future for our school and community. Together, we imagine, we explore, we persist, we challenge, and we support each other to set our expectations in the sky.

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History

2014-15:

  • Animo Mae Jemison (AMJ) charter is approved by LAUSD, school begins with a 6th grade class
  • The founding principal is Meghan Schooler and the founding assistant principal is Ana Dias

2015-16:

  • AMJ doubles in size, serving both 6th and 7th graders

2016-17:

  • AMJ reaches 450 students, serving students in 6th-8th grades and promoting its first 8th grade class
  • AMJ brings on a new assistant principal: Angela Rodriguez

2017-18:

  • AMJ grows to 500 students, adding 3 bungalow classrooms
  • AMJ brings on new principal Nate Geller and new (second) assistant principal Luz Reynozo

2018-19:

  • AMJ grows to 525 students, nearly reaching full capacity
  • AMJ adds a full-time school psychologist, Jimesa Coxsey, to build out its mental health support structure
  • AMJ adopts a new vision and logo and updates exterior and interior spaces

 

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About Green Dot

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life.

Unique in the nation for a major non-profit charter management organization, Green Dot is proving it can achieve better student outcomes with the same student population, lower per pupil funding than the district and a unionized workforce. We are the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles and one of the top three largest in the nation.

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Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School

12700 South Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Phone: (323)-565-4450

Principal: Nate Geller