Animo Western Charter Middle School

12226 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

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Phone: (323) 600-6000

A Message from the Principal

Ánimo Western Middle School is a special learning community because of our amazing staff and the families we serve.  We are a public charter school that is dedicated to serve our local community.  Our mission is to prepare every student for High School, College, Leadership and Life.  We are a small learning community that serves approximately 645 families.  Our mission is to provide a high caliber education characterized by Rigor, Relevance and Relationships to every student.

     Along with providing strategic intervention and enrichment courses to ensure students are prepared for High School and College, our student also have opportunities to participate in after school programs like tutoring, dance, baseball, soccer, basketball and field trips to colleges and universities.  Our staff possesses a strong passion for excellence.  We have an unwavering belief in the potential of each of our students.  We understand that to be successful in meeting our mission we must work closely with and serve our community and parents.  

     Our doors are always open.  We hope to see you on our campus soon!  Go Wolves!!!

Principal

Sonja Johnson

sonja.johnson@animo.org

323-600-6000


Area Superintendent

Leilani Abulon

labulon@animo.org

(323) 565-1600


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

News & Announcements

August Newsletter

Important announcements for the new school year! If you need to meet with any administrator, counselor, or teacher, please call our main office to schedule an appointment Main Office Hours/ Horario de la Oficina Monday/Lunes, Tuesday/Martes, and Thursday/Jueves: 7:30am-4:00pm Wednesday/Miercoles & Friday/Viernes: 7:30am-3:00pm Minimum Day/Día Mínimo: 7:30am-1:00pm Tel: 323-600-6000 ext.3 Fax: 323-777-6056   Download the August…

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Latest Updates from Ánimo Western

  • SBAC Results Show Green Dot Schools Achieve Breakthrough in Student Growth
    South LA students are achieving some of the best academic growth in the state, according to state test and academic growth models from CORE, a network of the nine largest school districts across California. CORE student growth percentiles show significant growth and achievement for Green Dot Public Schools’ students, a network of Title I public charter schools founded in 1999, when it first ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 10/05/2018
  • ‘Congresswoman: Maxine Waters’ by Lauren Kirkwood
    This piece was part of the Ánimo Voices Competition, which invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. The competition was an opportunity to motivate, recognize, and celebrate our strong student voices through writing and art. Untitled by Lauren Kirkwood, 8th grader, Ánimo Western Charter Middle School   Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 05/03/2018
  • Green Dot Student Writing and Art Competition Awards Scholarship to Winners!
    By Leona Matthews,Director of Literacy and English Language Development (ELD) Programs Thanks to the partnership between the Green Dot Literacy Team, the Development Team and the Green Dot Ambassadors, the first and second place winners of ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/24/2018
  • Writing: ‘Carlos Segovia’ by Isabel Jamileh Menéndez
    This piece placed third for middle school submissions in the Ánimo Voices Competition, which invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. The competition was an opportunity to motivate, recognize, and celebrate our strong student voices through writing and art. ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/20/2018

2018 Graduation Photos

Ánimo Western Charter Middle School Graduation 2018

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Ánimo Western Charter Middle School

12226 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Phone: (323) 600-6000

Principal: Sonja Johnson