Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School
603 East 115th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
430 scholars in grades 6-8
Alliance Skirball Middle School is located in Willowbrook, on the border of Watts. One of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles, the area is primarily home to African American and Latino families.
Points of Pride
Alliance Skirball hosts a Boys to Gentlemen program that serves as a mentorship program for our African American males. Scholars are provided specific academic intervention as well as character development services by a former LAPD officer turned mentor. The school provides the following sports: boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball and co-ed football. There is a strong Student Technology Leader(STL) program in which scholars provide technological assistance to their peers and teachers. STL's also coordinate the development of the school's yearbook.
83% Latino, 17% African American/Black, 20% English Language Learner (ELL) scholars, 12% special education, and 98% Free/Reduced Meal Program Participants.
Marco Ibarra has been in education for over nine years. Prior to becoming a principal at Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School, he was a teacher at Alliance Peter & Patti Neuwirth Leadership Academy and assistant principal at Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School. His goal is to support middle school scholars to successfully transition to college-preparatory high schools. Mr. Ibarra has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Cal Poly Pomona and a master's degree in School Leadership and a certificate in Charter School Leadership from Loyola Marymount University.