Alliance Gertz-Ressler/Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex
2023 South Union Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Alliance Richard Merkin Middle School is part of the Alliance Gertz-Ressler/Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex which serves grades 6-12.
450 scholars in grades 6-8
Alliance Merkin Middle 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 Honduras.
99% Latino, 16% English Language Learners (ELL), 12% Special Education, 93% free or reduced meal program participants.
Principal Shanayna Harnage has served as an elementary school teacher, an instructional lead, and an administrator. Throughout her career, she has worked on increasing proficiency for scholars in math and literacy. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkley and a master’s in Educational Leadership from Park University.