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Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School


 The application deadline is November 2, 2018.


If you have questions please contact the school at: (323) 526-8198

110 South Townsend Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90063




300 students in grades 9-12 


Date Opened

August 2009



Alliance McKinzie High achieved a CAASPP score of 68 in ELA and 35 in Math and continues to raise the bar and outperform neighboring schools.



Alliance McKinzie High is located in East Los Angeles. It is a small, state of the art, academically focused school. They have very active family engagement and offer support classes for parents including computer and language courses. Alliance McKinzie High is located adjacent to Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 8.  

Points of Pride

Alliance McKinzie High offers media arts elective, club sports, robotics and other after-school activities. They partner with Step Up, a program geared to inspire confidence in girls. They also partner with East LA Community College in which math support classes are taught by college professors so students can earn college credit. Last year 100% of seniors graduated.

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

99% Latino, 16% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 96% free or reduced meal program participants.

Principal Profile

Joe Palumbo is an expert facilitator and has trained, coached, and provided technical assistance to hundreds of schools, district personnel, and other leaders engaged in school and system improvement. He has been in education for over thirty years as a teacher, principal, area superintendent and educational consultant. Most recently, Mr. Palumbo worked in Long Beach at Newcomb Academy K-8 as a co-principal where he worked with faculty and families to transform the school of 1,000 students with measurable results in student learning. He has been published in Education Week, The Journal for Staff Development, and Leadership Magazine. Mr. Palumbo has a bachelor's degree in History from Boston University and a master's in Educational Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.