Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School
461 West 9th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
600 students in grades 9-12
San Pedro is a very diverse neighborhood located near the Port of Los Angeles, just west of Wilmington and Long Beach. The school community has a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning. Each student partners with a teacher mentor throughout his/her four years of high school. Each day students have 45 minutes in which they can meditate or talk through their problems with their mentor. Alliance Baxter High strongly believes in restorative justice as a way to discipline students in a positive way. They also provide mental health services such as art therapy.
Points of Pride
Alliance Baxter High partners with Harbor Community College, to provide English and Math courses to students so they can earn college credits before they graduate high school. They offer sports, such as volleyball, soccer, and softball. Alliance Baxter High partners with the Boys and Girls Club and offers academic counseling and a nurturing place to do homework for students.
80% Latino, 6% African American, 5% White, and 8% Other, and 80% Free/Reduced Meal Program Participants.
Alliance Baxter High achieved a CAASPP score of 66 in ELA and 32 in Math.
Robert Pambello has been in education for nearly thirty years. He has been a teacher and principal of a middle school and high schools. He was a Regional Director of Intervention at the Kipp Foundation before joining Alliance as a high school principal. He later became an Instructional Superintendent of Schools at Alliance before becoming a school site leader again and joining the Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School community. Mr. Pambello has a master’s of Education Administration from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in Biology Education from the University of Arizona.