Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School

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


Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School is a free, public charter school authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
 

Enrollment for Current School Year

525 students in grades 9-12

Date Opened

August 2004

Address

2023 South Union Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Phone

(213) 745-8141

Fax

(213) 745-8142

Website:

gertzresslerhigh.org

Enrollment Deadline

Friday, November 7, 2014

Apply in English or Spanish.

Performance

Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School achieved a 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) score of 839, ranking it in the top 10% of LAUSD high schools.  CST results: 69% Advanced/Proficient in English; 37% Advanced/Proficient in Math.  For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.
 
Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School ranks in the top 2% of high schools nationwide by US News & World Report, and among the top 25 "Most Transformative" high schools in the nation by Newsweek. The school was recognized as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, it was the only high school in Los Angeles to receive this honor. Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School was also recognized as a 2010 Silver Medal EPIC Gains school for student achievement, and as a 2009 California Distinguished School, an award that recognizes the state’s most exemplar, inspiring, and well-rounded community public schools.
 

Community

Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School is located in the Pico-Union neighborhood west of Downtown Los Angeles. Pico-Union serves as a point-of-entry for many Latino immigrants, and is primarily populated by families from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Hondouras. The surrounding neighborhood includes Crenshaw, Jefferson, and Manual Arts high schools.

Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School is part of the Alliance Gertz-Ressler/Richard Merkin 6-12 Education Complex. The school shares a campus with Alliance Richard Merkin Middle School.
 

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

96% Latino and 4% African American, 18% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 93% free or reduced meal program participants.  Average daily attendance is 97%.
 

Principal Profile

James Waller has worked in inner-city education for the past 15 years.  After finishing his teaching credential at USC in 1997, Mr. Waller began working at Foshay Learning Center where he was a bilingual history and ESL teacher for eight years. He served as the school’s literacy coach during his last two years at Foshay. Before taking over as Principal at Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School Mr. Waller served as Assistant Principal at Alliance William and Carol Ouchi High School.  Mr. Waller received his Master’s in education administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2005.

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