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Alliance Ted K. Tajima High School










If you have questions please contact the school at: (213) 241-8533

1552 West Rockwood Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026



460 students in grades 9-12 


Date Opened

August 2011



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. 


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 students' needs has launched their superb program for English Language Learners. This school is unique in that it has a moderate to severe program for special needs students. They provide one-on-one support within the classroom so all students learn in the same environment and all of the students know they can go to college.

Points of Pride

Alliance Tajima is the only Alliance school that offers a swim team. They partner with New Economics for Women to support single mom's with resources for their children. They also partner with Loyola Marymount University to strengthen their math curriculum. 

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

97% Latino, and 2% Other, 22% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 93% free or reduced meal program participants. 

Principal Profile

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 students 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.