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Put your student on the path to college.

  • Public
  • Tuition-Free
  • College Preparatory Curriculum

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Put your student on the path to college.

Public

Tuition-Free

College Prep

To our students: You are intelligent, hilarious, strong, independent, resilient, hard-working, talented, and capable. We have never been more certain of your boundless potential. We have never been more certain of the importance of our work to fight for inclusiveness and equity. 

-Meghan Maguire, Principal Emeritus, Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School

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What Makes Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School Unique

Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School is a public middle school in the West Athens neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA, serving families from a cross-section of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrums, enrolling students in grades 6 through 8.

We pride ourselves on building a culture that feels like family, and believe that greatness lives within the ÁPW walls. Students know and feel that their teachers care, and the community works with teachers and staff to ensure that all students are on the path to collegeleadership, and life.

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Safe

Ánimo Phillis Wheatley prioritizes safety and strives to create a learning environment that allows students to focus on learning.

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Family-Oriented

We view our parents/guardians as equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences. We encourage you to actively participate in your child's education by attending school programs, volunteering, and talking to your child about their day.

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College Prep Curriculum

We believe that every child must be prepared for college, leadership, and life - and that this begins as soon as our students walk in our doors as 6th graders.

Green Dot Public Schools California
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Green Dot Public Schools is a network of public charter schools in Los Angeles, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and the greater Seattle area in Washington. Our middle schools offer grades 6 to 8, and our high schools offer 9 to 12. Our schools are free and open to all students, like other public schools. 

Eight Green Dot high schools are ranked among the top 10% of schools nationally by US News & World Report, with four being in the top 5%.

Students enter Green Dot schools testing in the bottom 10% but are matching the graduation rate for the state.

These same students are 4 times more likely to graduate college-ready than students in neighboring schools.

Green Dot Public Schools California

Green Dot Public Schools is a network of public charter schools in Los Angeles, California; Memphis, Tennessee; and the greater Seattle area in Washington. Our middle schools offer grades 6 to 8, and our high schools offer 9 to 12. Our schools are free and open to all students, like other public schools. 

Eight Green Dot high schools are ranked among the top 10% of schools nationally by US News & World Report, with four being in the top 5%.

Students enter Green Dot schools testing in the bottom 10% but are matching the graduation rate for the state.

These same students are 4 times more likely to graduate college-ready than students in neighboring schools.

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Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School

12226 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Phone: (323) 600-6099

Principal: Wendy Perez