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About Ellen Ochoa

Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School is a charter middle school located in East Los Angeles, California. It serves students in the community of East LA through Boyle Heights. Our charter was approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the school currently has students enrolled in grades 6 through 8.



Founded in 2014, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School has served its local community by providing student-centered learning environment focused on preparing its youth for College, Leadership and Life.


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 Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School

4360 Dozier Street

Los Angeles, CA 90022

Phone: (323) 565-3245

Principal: Cynthia Ybarra