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Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 5





Although the deadline to apply before the lottery was November 1, 2019, scholars are still being accepted and families are invited to apply.

211 South Avenue 20  
Los Angeles, CA 90031

(323) 352-8034


Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 5 and Alliance Smidt Tech High School are conveniently next door and together serve grades 6-12.




350 scholars in grades 6-8

Date Opened

August 2009


Alliance CRMA 5 is located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest community in Los Angeles and is home to many historic landmarks. The school strives to transform the educational experience by leveraging the rich convergence of cultures. 

Points of Pride

Alliance CRMA 5 has extensive partnerships with the following organizations: Dream Center, Barrio Action Youth and Family Center, We Thrive and Cultural Affairs LA. These local community partnerships help provide mental, physical, emotional and social supports to families. 


Alliance CRMA 5 achieved a CAASPP score of 32 in ELA and 18 in Math. 


93% Latino, 2% African American, 4% Other, 18% English Language Learners (ELL), 20% Special Education, 93% free or reduced meal program participants.



kubesJose Miguel Kubes came to the United States from Guatemala in 1979.  His voyage as an immigrant included being an English Language Learner, an undocumented child living in South Central Los Angeles and a scholar within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Kubes started his teaching career as a teacher at Manuel Arts High School and later became an assistant principal. He has also served as a principal at Vista Charter Middle School. Mr. Kubes received his bachelor's and master's degree from California State University, Los Angeles and is currently working on his doctorate at Pepperdine.