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Put your student on the path to college.

  • Public
  • Tuition-Free
  • College Prep

Public

Tuition-Free

College Prep

I fall in love with teaching over and over each time I witness the “light bulb moment”-- the idea clicking inside of students’ minds when they understand something. Seeing my students’ faces brighten up is my motivation every day.

-Tiana Diggs, Assistant Principal, Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School

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What Makes Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School Unique

ÁJBT Charter Middle School is a public middle school in Watts, 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 ÁJBT 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 college, leadership, and life.

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Safe

Ánimo James B. Taylor prioritizes safety and strives to create a learning environment that allows students to focus on learning.

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Family-Oriented

We like to say that 'ÁJBT means family.' Our educators work closely with parents and the community to help our students succeed.

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College Prep Curriculum

ÁJBT is focused on preparing students to succeed not only in high school, but also in college, leadership, and life.

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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.

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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.

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Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School

810 East 111th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Phone: (323) 568-8613

Principal: Michelle Ahn