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Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 5

The school's application deadline is November 3, 2017. 







If you have questions please contact the school at: (323) 352-8034

211 South Avenue 20  
Los Angeles, CA 90031



450 students in grades 6-8


Date Opened

August 2009



Alliance CRMA 5 utilizes the Blended Learning for Alliance School Transformation (BLAST) education model, which provides each student with a laptop and uses a wide variety of technological tools to prepare them for success in college and future careers. 


  • The second year of operation showed an API increase of 42 points, the following year proved even more successful with a jump of 55 points
  • 2015-2016 reflects Alliance CRMA 5 continued growth and dedication by outperforming neighboring schools by nearly 10 percent based on the latest CAASPP scores for Engligh Language Arts


Alliance CRMA 5 is located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest community in Los Angeles, and is home to many historic landmarks.  


95% Latino, 3% Other, 1% African American, and 1% White, 25% English Language Learner (ELL) students, 17% Special Needs Students, 93% free or reduced meal program participants.



Jose Miguel Kubes came to the United States from Guatemala in 1979.  His voyage as an immigrant included being an English Language Learner, an undocumented child living in South Central Los Angeles and a student within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Kubes started his teaching career as a teacher at Manuel Arts High School and later became an assistant principal. He has also served as a principal at Vista Charter Middle School. Mr. Kubes received his bachelor's and master's degree from California State University, Los Angeles and is currently working on his doctorate at Pepperdine.