Animo James B Taylor Charter Middle School


810 East 111th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Get directions

Phone: (323) 568-8613

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School!  As part of Green Dot Public Schools, we strive to provide a quality education and prepare all students for college, leadership, and life. Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School is a free, public charter middle school. We proudly serve the Watts and surrounding community, providing high quality, public, 6th - 8th grade college-ready education.

Ánimo James B. Taylor (AJBT) is one of Green Dot’s leading middle schools. Founded in 2013, we pride ourselves on building a culture and environment that embodies and symbolizes the feeling of “family”, and believe that “greatness” lives within the AJBT walls. Students know and feel that their teachers care, and the community at large works seamlessly with teachers and staff to promote growth and success. The Ánimo James B. Taylor family is Teamstrong, and we are interested in showing you just what “greatness” can be.

Whether you're a parent looking for a new school for your child, a community member, or an educator looking for a great school to work with, we are eager to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions you have.



Michelle Ahn


Join us for Coffee with the Principal meetings, every 1st Tuesday of the month from at 9:00am.

Area Superintendent

Meghan Maguire

(323) 565-1600

President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus

News and Announcements:

2018 Graduation Photos

Ánimo James B Taylor Charter Middle School Graduation 2018

Follow us:

Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School

810 East 111th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Phone: (323) 568-8613

Principal: Michelle Ahn