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Ábout Animo James B. Taylor

Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School is a charter middle school located in Los Angeles, California. It serves students in the community of Watts. Our charter was approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the school currently has students enrolled from grades 6 through 8.



Ánimo James B. Taylor serves its local community by providing student-centered learning environment focused on preparing its youth for College, Leadership and Life. Ánimo James B. Taylor is named after educator, James B. Taylorthe first African-American principal at an LAUSD high school, and the founding principal at Locke High School, which Green Dot also leads.


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 James B. Taylor Charter Middle School

810 East 111th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Phone: (323) 568-8613

Principal: Tiana Diggs