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.