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.
Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School
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Stories About Ánimo Jefferson
At Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School, the Jefferson Theater Club is a place where students sing to their favorite music, work on wardrobes, set up audio, rehearse, and most of all, have fun. The post Ánimo Jefferson Students Flourish in New Theater Club appeared first on Updates from Green Dot... Read more
Published on 01/09/2023
My name is Lindsey Garcia, I am 14 years old and I graduated from middle school at Ánimo Jefferson Middle School and I am a current ninth grade (freshman) student at Ánimo Ralph Bunche High School. Starting high school was something I had always had mixed feelings about, as I... Read more
Published on 11/01/2022
12 Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School Students recently competed in the LA Marathon through Students Run LA. The post Ánimo Jefferson Middle School Students Complete LA Marathon appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 05/03/2022
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 piece that won second place from all of our California middle schools by Samantha Rodriguez, a student at Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School. The post Writing: ‘Advice for Online School’ by Samantha Rodriguez appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 04/14/2021