Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy

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The lottery deadline for the 2022-23 school year is December 3, 2021, but applications are still being accepted. Apply today!

2941 West 70th Street  
Los Angeles, CA 90043

(323) 920-4388



450 scholars in grades 6-8 
Date Opened
August 2015 


Alliance Leadership Middle Academy is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles, on the border of Inglewood. One of the oldest neighborhoods in LA, Hyde Park is primarily home to African American families. 
70% Latino, 28% African American/Black, 23% English Language Learners (ELL), 14% Special Education, and 92% free or reduced meal program participants. 
Joy May-HarrisPrincipal Joy May-Harris is an established instructional leader with a proven track record of improving academic outcomes in inner-city schools. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience, including a position as the assistant principal at Alliance Judy Ivie Burton Technology Academy High School and later principal at Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School. Ms. May-Harris has a bachelor’s degree in African American studies from Florida A&M and a master’s in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge.