Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy

We are currently enrolling students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 school year!

Alliance Patti & Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy, formerly Alliance College-Ready Academy High School 5, is a free public charter school authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Enrollment for Current School Year

600 students in grades 9-12

Date Opened

August 2007


4610 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
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(213) 342-2874


(213) 342-2875


Enrollment Deadline

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Apply in English or Spanish.


Alliance Neuwirth Leadership Academy achieved a 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) score of 798. CST results: 47% Advanced/Proficient in English; 20% Advanced/Proficient in Math. For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.

Alliance Patti and Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy ranks among the top 2,000 high schools in the nation by Newsweek.


Alliance Neuwirth Leadership Academy is located in the South Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The area is primarily home to African American and Latino families. The community is mainly served by non-charter public high schools, many of which are low-performing and overcrowded.

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

86% Latino and 14% African American, 23% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 95% free or reduced meal program participants. Average daily attendance is 95%.

Principal Profile

Dean Marolla was a former Assistant Principal in the Long Beach Unified School District and instructor in the Master's of the Arts Teaching Program at University of Phoenix, where he specialized in math curriculum methods. He began teaching in 1985 and has been a successful administrator since 2000. Mr. Marolla holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and History from State University of New York in Binghamton and a master's degree in Teaching Mathematics from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

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