Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School
Although the deadline to apply before the lottery was November 1, 2019, scholars are still being accepted and families are invited to apply.
1552 West Rockwood Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
460 scholars in grades 9-12
Alliance Tajima High School is located in the Westlake neighborhood northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Westlake is one of the most densely populated areas in the nation and home to many immigrant families, primarily from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Alliance Tajima is a haven for newcomers to the country. Their commitment to cater to scholars' needs has launched its superb program for English Language Learners. This school is unique in that it has a moderate to severe program for special needs scholars. They provide one-on-one support within the classroom so all scholars learn in the same environment and all of the scholars know they can go to college.
Points of Pride
Last year, 97% of scholars graduated with the requirements needed to apply to Cal State and University of California campuses. Alliance Tajima is the only Alliance school that offers a swim team. They partner with New Economics for Women to support single moms with resources for their children. They also partner with Loyola Marymount University to strengthen their math curriculum. This school has also been named as a top high school in the nation by US News and World Report.
Alliance Tajima High School achieved a CAASPP score of 73 in ELA and 27 in Math and continues to raise the bar and outperform neighboring schools. In 2015 the school was awarded the California Gold Ribbon for academic excellence.
95% Latino, and 5% Other, 12% English Language Learner (ELL) scholars, 9% Special Education and 93% free or reduced meal program participants.
Amber Diaz started her education career at Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan as a college counselor where she took pride in making sure every single one of her scholars had a post-secondary education option after high school. She later became the founding assistant principal at Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School where she continued to create a college-going culture before assuming her role as Principal. Mrs. Diaz has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC Irvine, a master’s degree in School Counseling from USC and her administrative credential from Loyola Marymount University.