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Students Thrive Here

Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School is located in Los Angeles, California. It serves 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students in the communities of Downtown, Vernon, and Central Alameda. In 2010, Green Dot decided to open a network of middle schools to boost 8th grade achievement levels and improve the outcomes of students entering high school. Ánimo Jefferson was founded on the site of Ánimo Ralph Bunche and provides the community with a potential seven-year pathway to college success. The school is already outperforming comparable local schools and is well on its way to closing the achievement gap with schools in more affluent and less socially impacted communities.

Students Thrive Here

Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School is located in Los Angeles, California. It serves 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students in the communities of Downtown, Vernon, and Central Alameda. In 2010, Green Dot decided to open a network of middle schools to boost 8th grade achievement levels and improve the outcomes of students entering high school. Ánimo Jefferson was founded on the site of Ánimo Ralph Bunche and provides the community with a potential seven-year pathway to college success. The school is already outperforming comparable local schools and is well on its way to closing the achievement gap with schools in more affluent and less socially impacted communities.

We foster a nurturing community.

We meet students where they are.

We prepare all of our students for college, leadership, and life.

We engage parents as partners.

Message from the Principal

At Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School we provide an exceptional education to all students to prepare them for college, leadership, and life.

Edgar Flota

Principal

Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School

News & Announcements

Stories About Ánimo Jefferson

While the year 2020 is not likely to be described as “picture perfect,” it did turn into a perfect picture project for our students. The post Ánimo Jefferson Journalism Students Illustrate Pandemic Life in Photo Essays appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 06/29/2021
In the move away from physical classrooms, many students have experienced distance-learning—but few have published a competition winning poem about it. The post This Student Wrote a Poem about Zoom School appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 06/22/2021
Read the script that won second place from all of our California middle schools by Samantha Rodriguez, a student at Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School. The post ‘Advice for Online School’ by Samantha Rodriguez appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 04/14/2021
People of color are grossly underrepresented in STEM careers. That’s why at Green Dot, we begin preparing our students in middle school, many of which have added 21st Century Learning Lab courses that utilize curriculum from Project Lead the Way. The post Creating Middle School Pathways to STEM Careers appeared... Read more
Published on 04/09/2019
Last week, several schools in the Green Dot Public Schools California network were announced as recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards. Most notably, Ánimo Western Charter Middle School was recognized for three years of high impact growth in English Language Arts. The post Ten Green Dot Schools Win... Read more
Published on 04/04/2019
The courtyard at Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School bustles with laughter and the sounds of children as they crowd around each other at the lunch tables. Down the hall, the hollow thud of wooden chess pieces echoes in Luis Garcia’s math classroom as 20 students eagerly set up chess boards.... Read more
Published on 02/12/2019

We offer campus tours if you are interested in learning more. During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to see the Ánimo Jefferson campus, ask questions, meet the principal, and see classrooms in action.