Our school is currently providing instruction through distance learning. We are also offering limited in-person instruction using a hybrid learning model for select grades. Distance Learning Bell Schedule >>; Hybrid Learning Bell Schedule >>

Nuestra escuela actualmente brinda instrucción a distancia. También ofrecemos instrucción en persona utilizando un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido para el noveno grado. Modelo híbrido >> ; Aprendizaje a distancia>>

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Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School


1655 E 27th St
Los Angeles, CA 90011

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Phone: (323) 232-1857

A Message from the Principal

Welcome to Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School! We are excited to provide an exceptional education to all students to prepare them for college, leadership, and life. Please make sure to visit the website weekly, as school events and updates will be made through this page. Go Bulldogs!!!


Edgar Flota



Join us on campus for Coffee with the Principal meetings

Area Superintendent

Taiala Carvalho Regnier


(323) 565-1600

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

Latest Updates from Ánimo Jefferson

  • Ánimo Jefferson Middle School Students Complete LA Marathon
    It’s not often that a middle school student runs in a marathon, but 12 Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School Students upheld their school’s 12-year track record of competing in the LA Marathon through a partnership with Students Run LA, a nonprofit organization that encourages students to compete in the LA Marathon.  Carl Finer and Thomas Lo, two founding teachers at Ánimo Jefferson, ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 05/03/2022
  • Ánimo Jefferson Journalism Students Illustrate Pandemic Life in Photo Essays
    While the year 2020 is not likely to be described as “picture perfect,” it did turn into a perfect picture project for our students. At Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School, students in Carl Finer’s investigative journalism course used their phone cameras to encapsulate their unique pandemic experiences. Several students published their in-depth and fascinating images on the Ánimo Jefferson’s student-run newspaper website, ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 06/29/2021
  • This Student Wrote a Poem about Zoom School
    The unprecedented pandemic has reshaped the classroom experience for students across the country. In the move away from physical classrooms, many students have experienced distance-learning—but few have published a competition winning poem about it.  Samantha Rodriguez, an eighth grade student at Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School, won second place for her poem “Advice For Online School” in the annual Ánimo Voices Writing ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 06/22/2021
  • ‘Advice for Online School’ by Samantha Rodriguez
    This piece placed second for middle school writing submissions in the 2021 Ánimo Voices Writing and Art Competition, which invited students to express the reality of the challenges they or others face and/or how they or others find hope through difficult times. The competition is an opportunity to motivate, recognize, and celebrate our strong student voices through writing and art. ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/14/2021
  • Creating Middle School Pathways to STEM Careers
    For far too long, schools have left a large number of students from underserved communities without the advanced skills and knowledge necessary for their lives after high school. The National Science Foundation found that African Americans and Latinos combined only account for 11 percent of employment in Science and engineering careers. People of color are grossly underrepresented in STEM careers, that’s why at ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/09/2019
  • Ten Green Dot Schools Win Student Growth Awards from CORE Districts
    Last week, several schools in the Green Dot Public Schools California network were announced as recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards. These awards honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Most notably, Ánimo Western Charter Middle School was recognized for three years of high impact growth in English Language Arts. According to CORE, schools with high impact growth ... read more
    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 04/04/2019

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Ánimo Jefferson Charter Middle School

1655 E 27th St
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Phone: (323) 232-1857

Principal: Edgar Flota