Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy

325 E 111th St
Los Angeles, CA 90061
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Phone: (323) 420-2100

A Message from our Principal

Welcome to Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy!

In 2008, Green Dot Public Schools joined with teachers, parents and the community to transform Alain LeRoy Locke High School, one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in California, and split it into several small, safe, personalized learning academies. Today, the Locke Family consists of two Academies, one serving 9th-10 graders and the other serving 11th-12th grades.

In addition to a rigorous college-prep curriculum, Locke students have the opportunity to play on athletics teams or in our world-class band. Students also have access to innovative science and technology programming. We want our students to cultivate skills and qualities that prepare them for success in college and life beyond.

Our students grow into leaders who are ready to achieve. We believe it's up to us to provide the kind of high quality, public education that can get them where they need to go.

Student success isn't a destination --it's a journey that begins as soon as a student walks through the doors of Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. When you join the Locke Family, you become part of a 50+ year tradition of high quality public education. Once a Saint, always a Saint.


Dr. Peggy Gutierrez



Peggy Gutierrez


Area Superintendent

Gordon Gibbings

(323) 565-1600

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

News & Announcements

2018 Graduation Photos

July 21, 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Check out photos from our commencement ceremony here.

First Day of School is August 8

July 20, 2018

We can’t wait to welcome back our students to campus! There are still spots open in next year’s class! Learn more and enroll here.

Latest Updates from Locke

  • ‘Not My Parents’ Locke’: Reflections from a Current Locke Student
        By Joseph Jimenez, Junior at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy As an upcoming junior at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, I’ve grown accustomed to the things people say and the looks people give me when ... read more
    Published on 09/27/2018
  • Students Escape Classroom to Build 21st Century Skills
    The idea that technology and artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans in the workplace is debatable. Though automation and AI may occupy some jobs in the future, there are many things that robots can’t do as well as humans, like improvised creativity. We don’t know what the future will look like, but we know that learning how to work with people and learning ... read more
    Published on 08/21/2018
  • Ping Pong Ball-Throwing Robots Get Put to the Test at Fourth Annual Competition
    Nearly 10 years ago, Green Dot Public Schools’ robotics program was an idea in the mind of Green Dot teacher, Andrew Osterhaus. Today, students throughout the Green Dot network are learning how to meet the challenges of the future by building their own robots and testing the limits of their mechanical creations. ... read more
    Published on 06/25/2018
  • Why the First Legacy Conference Was Vital for the Achievement of Our African American Male Students
      By Damon Rutledge Math Teacher, at Ánimo Watts College Preparatory Academy This year we launched our first Legacy Conference, a day dedicated to exploring the deficits in educating and empowering African American students, in particular young men. It was ... read more
    Published on 06/11/2018
  • The Daily Breeze — The 2nd North High Special Olympics event brings all students together for competition
    April 20, 2018-Photo by Tracey Roman/for the Press-Telegram Sergio Mendoza gets a high five as he comes in first in his heat as he competes at the North High Special Olympics Event Friday afternoon. Krissy Duperron came up with the idea last year, and the first North High Special Olympics were created. “I felt that it was important that we showed inclusion on ... read more
    Published on 04/24/2018
  • Why This Artist Knew She Belonged in the Classroom
    “My favorite thing ‘till the day I die will be when a student enters my class at the beginning of the year and says ‘I can’t do it, I’m just not good at this,’” reflected Stephanie Lowe, Ánimo College Preparatory Academy (ACPA) art teacher. “Despite this belief, they work, you push and support them, and then comes ... read more
    Published on 04/04/2018

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Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy

325 E 111th St
Los Angeles, CA 90061

Phone: (323) 420-2100