Students Thrive Here
Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School is a public middle school in Watts, CA, serving families from a cross-section of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrums, enrolling students in grades 6 through 8. We pride ourselves on building a culture that feels like family, and believe that greatness lives within the Ánimo James B. Taylor walls. Students know and feel that their teachers care, and the community works with teachers and staff to ensure that all students are on the path to college, leadership, and life. We invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students.
We foster a nurturing community.
We meet students where they are.
We prepare all of our students for college, leadership, and life.
We engage parents as partners.
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Stories About Ánimo James B. Taylor
Livetours resumed with the visit of friends and boosters of the Green Dot Public Schools network at Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School (AJBT) in Watts, a Los Angeles neighborhood long served by our schools.. Principal Tiana Diggs and Assistant Principal Naomi Yokota led the visitors, who toured the... Read more
Published on 11/03/2022
As we eagerly await for our hallways to once again echo with the laughter of students, our educators have shared what they are most excited for this school year. The post Green Dot Educators Share Excitement in Reopening this School Year appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 08/17/2021
For Juneteenth, LaShawnae Smith has created a structured lesson with space for discussion to help students learn and appreciate Juneteenth. The post How this Classroom Teacher Observes and Supports Juneteenth, Leadership appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 06/17/2021
In distance learning, our teachers have adapted their strategies and expanded their technology tool belts to help mitigate learning loss for all students. The post Our Math Teachers Share Their Favorite Distance Learning Tools appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 03/12/2021
Supporters and school leaders shared stories and quantitative results across all seven schools—demonstrating how instrumental each school has been in supporting the academic growth of students. The post LAUSD Renewal of 7 Green Dot Schools Reaffirms Accountability and Performance appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 12/09/2020
Ánimo James B. Taylor (AJBT) is one of Green Dot’s leading middle schools. Founded in 2013, we pride ourselves on building a culture and environment that embodies and symbolizes the feeling of “family”, and believe that “greatness” lives within the AJBT walls. Students know and feel that their teachers care, and the community at large works seamlessly with teachers and staff to promote growth and success. The Ánimo James B. Taylor family is Teamstrong, and we are interested in showing you just what “greatness” can be.
Principal of Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School