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Put your student on the path to college.

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Put your student on the path to college.

Public

Tuition-Free

College Prep

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.

-Sonja Johnson, Principal, Ánimo Western Charter Middle School

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What Makes Ánimo Western Charter Middle School Unique

Ánimo Western 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 Ánimo Western 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 Western 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

Western 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 Western Charter Middle School

12226 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

Phone: (323) 600-6000

Principal: Sonja Johnson