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8255 Beach Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001

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Phone: (323) 565-3280

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Ánimo Florence-Firestone!


We are a public charter school that is free to attend and open to all. We are committed to building a small, safe school, where everyone knows your name. I have been working for the students and parents of South Los Angeles since 2001 and I was previously the principal at Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, an award-winning school in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood. I am excited to use what I learned to build a new, high-quality school where we care about each other, ourselves, our school, and our future.

Our highly qualified and diverse staff are excited to work together with parents and students to ensure that all of our students are prepared for High School, College, Leadership, and Life.



Joshua Hartford



Joshua Hartford


(323) 565-3280

Join us on campus for Open House meetings.  Call the front office to make an appointment.

Area Superintendent

Taiala Regnier


(323) 333-9002

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

News & Announcements

AFF Promotion 2019 Photos

By joshhartford | June 4, 2019

We are excited to present our first class of promoting 8th graders! We wish them the best on their journey towards College, Leadership, and Life! Follow the links to see our photo album!

Experiencing the Solar Eclipse

By greendotdev | October 18, 2017

This summer, Green Dot students witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Green Dot educators saw this as a great opportunity to continue linking current events and natural phenomena to the classroom, encouraging students to tap into their innate curiosity. For many Green Dot schools, this celestial event laid the groundwork…

School Culture Survey

By joshhartford | September 29, 2016

AFF Students!  Click the picture to fill out the Student Culture Survey.

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Ánimo Florence-Firestone Middle School

8255 Beach Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Phone: (323) 565-3280

Principal: Josh Hartford