Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 5

Enrollment for Current School Year

330 students in grades 6-8

Date Opened

August 2009


211 South Avenue 20
Los Angeles, CA 90031
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(323) 352-8034


(323) 352-8980


Enrollment Deadline

Friday, January 22, 2016
(still accepting applications)

Apply in English or Spanish.

For questions about enrollment and to complete an application, please visit our enrollment page or call Maria Vargas at (323) 352-8034.


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.  To read more about the BLAST model, click here.


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.  

Alliance CRMA 5 shares a campus with Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School, which will eventually serve students in grades 9-12.


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.


  • API Score: 768 - which is 41 points higher than the neighborhood average.
  • For more Alliance CRMA 5 performance indicators, click here

Principal Profile

Suzette Torres has been an administrator with the Alliance since 2006. Prior to joining the Alliance, she worked with at-risk youth as a mentor with Hathaway Family Services and as the Beyond the Bell Coordinator for LAUSD. She also served as a special education and history teacher, and as dean of discipline for LAUSD schools. Ms. Torres earned a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College and a master’s in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge.

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