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About Ánimo Jefferson

Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School is a charter middle school located in Los Angeles, California. It serves students in the communities of Downtown, Vernon, and Central Alameda. Our charter was approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the school currently has students enrolled in grades 6 through 8.



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. Jefferson Middle School 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.

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About Green Dot

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life.

Unique in the nation for a major non-profit charter management organization, Green Dot is proving it can achieve better student outcomes with the same student population, lower per pupil funding than the district and a unionized workforce. We are the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles and one of the top three largest in the nation.

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Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School

1655 E 27th St
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Phone: (323) 232-1857

Principal: Edgar Flota