1655 E 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
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Phone: (323) 232-9436


A Message from the Principal

Dear Ánimo Ralph Bunche Friends,

It is an honor to serve every one of our students and families at Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School as Principal. My commitment to this community is rooted in our mission – preparing students for college, leadership and life. As an educator, my priority is to ensure our students have access to high quality education in every classroom as they navigate through their academic journey, leading to higher education. My vision is that every ARB graduate returns to his/her community and becomes an agent of change, leading the way and setting great example for generations ahead.

I am proud to be a contributor to the Green Dot vision in leading academic reform in South Central Los Angeles. Our team of teachers, administrators, and staff is dedicated to fulfilling this vision. We firmly believe in every student’s potential to succeed and work arduously to ensure we provide the necessary resources and support they need to reach success. Our work, however, is not the only contribution to our students’ triumph; parent participation and involvement in their student’s academic journey is a vital contributor to their achievement.

Dr. Ralph Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1950, said, “Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.” My devout commitment to leading Ánimo Ralph Bunche toward another state of excellence is what makes my heart beat. This is my ideal.


Nancy Padilla-Flores



Area Superintendent

Damon Hands


(323) 565-1600

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

News & Announcements

Boys Volleyball and Boys and Girls Track and Field seasons begin soon!

March 2, 2018

Boys Volleyball and Boys and Girls Track and Field seasons will begin soon! Check out our schedule of events and come and support our teams! Volleyball March 12 – Animo Watts vs. ARB (Home Game – 4 PM) March 15 – Aspire Ollin University Prep vs. ARB (Home Game – 2:30 PM) March 20 –…

Ánimo Ralph Bunche Ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best High School Report

May 4, 2017

For 17 years, Green Dot Public Schools has dedicated itself to creating positive, academically rigorous public schools in neighborhoods across the country that are in highest need of quality school options. We are proud of the work we’ve done to serve high school and middle school students in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Tacoma. This week we…

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    By: Jacqueline Xiomara Murillo, alumna of Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School Being a part of Green Dot’s Summer Institute for Business and Leadership (SIBL) was a life changing experience. When I learned about the opportunity to work with Green Dot over the summer, I thought it would be a great opportunity, but ... read more
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    Green Dot Public Schools BlogPublished on 05/28/2018
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    This piece was part of the Ánimo Voices Competition, which invited students to write about innovators, upstanders, visionaries, or rebels that have made a difference in their local or broader communities. The competition was an opportunity to motivate, recognize, and celebrate our strong student voices through writing and art. My Father's Hands by Diana Gutierrez, Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School   ... read more
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Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School Graduation 2018

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Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School

1655 E 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Phone: (323) 232-9436

Principal: Ryan McDonnell