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Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School

Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School is a free, public charter school authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

In 2013, Alliance Ouchi High School adopted 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.

Enrollment for Current School Year

575 students in grades 9-12

Date Opened

August 2006


5356 South 5th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90043
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(323) 596-2290


(323) 596-2295


Enrollment Deadline

Friday, January 15, 2016 

Apply in English or Spanish.


Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School achieved an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 772, 140 points higher than the surrounding traditional public schools.  In 2014, 100 percent of Alliance Ouchi High School graduates were accepted to college.  For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.

Alliance Ouchi High School ranks in the top 3% of high schools nationwide by US News & World Report, and among the top 2,000 high schools in the nation by Newsweek. The school was recognized as a 2009 California Distinguished School, an award that recognizes the state's most exemplary, inspiring, and well-rounded community public schools.


Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School is located in the Hyde 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.

Alliance Ouchi High school is part of the Alliance Ouchi/O'Donovan 6-12 Education Complex. The school shares a campus with Alliance Christine O'Donovan Middle Academy.

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

92% Latino, 7% African American, and 1% Other, 16% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 93% free or reduced meal program participants. 

William and Carol Ouchi

The school is named for William Ouchi, Alliance board member and longtime education reform activist, and his wife, Carol. William Ouchi, who holds an MBA from Standford University and a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, teaches courses in management and organization design, and conducts research on the structure of large organizations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is co-founder and chairman of the Riordan Programs, which foster diversity in the business community by encouraging individuals from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue higher education and careers in management. He also is author of many books on education, including his most recent “The Secret of TSL: The Revolutionary Discovery That Raises School Performance,” which explains what autonomous principals can do to improve their schools.

Principal Profile

Dea Tramble grew up in Los Angeles and attended Dorsey High School. She began her career in education as a teacher and guidance counselor in LAUSD at Carver Middle School where she worked for seven years. She served as Assistant Principal for Sutter Middle School and then as an Operations Administrator for Local District 1. In that role, she had the opportunity to work directly with over 100 elementary, middle, and high school administrators in training on LAUSD policies and procedures. She took over as Principal at Ouchi High School in 2011. Ms. Tramble has as bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton, and a master's in Science, School Counseling, and Leadership from California State University, Los Angeles.