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Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8











If you have questions please contact the school at: (323) 269-2156

113 S. Rowan Avenue  
Los Angeles, CA 90063


450 students in grades 6-8


Date Opened

August 2014




Alliance CRMA 8 will utilize 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.  


Alliance CRMA 8 opened fall 2014 in East Los Angeles. This almost entirely Latino community is primarily home to Mexican-American families, many of whom are recent immigrants to the United States.



99% Latino and 1% Other, 27% English Language Learners, 93% free or reduced meal program participants.

Principal Profile

Ms. Kim started her teaching career at The Accelerated School in South Los Angeles, where she taught middle school science and high school biology. Ms. Kim then moved to New York City and worked at Manhattan Hunter Science High School, an early college high school where students took both high school and college classes at the same time. She joined Alliance as a founding teacher at Alliance Leichtman-Levine Family Foundation. She later helped open Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8 by serving as an instructional coach for two years, working with both beginning and experienced teachers.