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Alliance Virgil Roberts Leadership Academy

(formerly known as Alliance Leadership Middle Academy)  





If you have questions please contact the school at: (323) 920-4388

2941 West 70th Street  
Los Angeles, CA 90043



450 students 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. 
74% Latino, 25% African American, and 1% Other, 23% English Language Learners (ELL) students, 91% free or reduced meal program participants. 
Principal 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.