Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School 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
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
*Lot 2 on the campus of Cal State LA
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School achieved a 2013 Academic Performance Index (API) score of 776. CST results: 51% Advanced Proficient in English, 24% Advanced/Proficient in Math. For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.
Alliance Stern MASS ranks #143 among 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 2009 California Distinguished School, an award that recognizes the state's most exemplary, inspiring, and well-rounded community public schools, and a 2009 Support Personnel Accountability Report (SPARC) awardee.
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School is located in East Los Angeles on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles. The community is mainly served by non-charter public high schools, many of which are low-performing and overcrowded.
Demographics and Average Daily Attendance
97% Latino, 2% Asian, and 1% African American, 11% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 91% free or reduced meal program participants. Average daily attendance is 96%.
Prior to taking over as Principal at Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School, Kirsten Woo served as the school's founding Assistant Principal and worked in the Alliance Home Office as the Director of Assessment and Data Analysis. In that role, she used her knowledge of school accountability, high stakes testing, student demographics, and instructional support to allow each school to further drive curricular and instructional decisions. Ms. Woo began her educational career as a secondary English teacher and served as a department chair, WASC focus group leader, and secretary of the school site council. She holds a bachelor's in English and Asian American Studies from University of California, Irvine, and a master's in Education from Claremont Graduate University.