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Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School

Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School (Alliance Tajima High School) formerly Alliance College-Ready Academy High School 16) is a free, public charter school authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Enrollment for Current School Year

460 students in grades 9-12

Date Opened

August 2011


1552 W. Rockwood St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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(213) 241-8533


(213) 241-8540


Enrollment Deadline

Friday, February 26, 2016

Apply in English or Spanish.


Alliance Tajima High School achieved an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 770, placing it in the top 20% of all LAUSD high schools and nearly 100 points higher than the three nearest traditional public schools (based on the most recent API scores available which are from 2013). In 2015 the school was awarded the California Gold Ribbon for academic excellence. For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.


Alliance Tajima High School is located in the Westlake neighborhood northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Westlake is one of the most densely populated areas in the nation and home to many immigrant families, primarily from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

95% Latino, 2% African American, and 3% Other, 21% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 88% free or reduced meal program participants. 

Principal Profile

Carmen Vazquez is a former middle school teacher who specialized in best practices in working with students of diverse cultures and ethnicities. Prior to joining the Alliance, she taught at John Adams Middle School where she served as chair of the Equity Committee, successfully served special education students, and coordinated the Spanish Immersion Program. Ms. Vazquez began her administrative career as an Assistant Principal at Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, one of the top performing high schools in LAUSD, and also participated in the Alliance Principal Intern Program before assuming her role as Principal at Alliance Tajima High School. Ms. Vazquez has a bachelor's degree Business Administration from National University, a master's in Education from Pepperdine University and a master's in Educational Leadership from Loyola Marymount University.