Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science School
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032 ( on the campus of Cal State LA)
600 scholars in grades 9-12
Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School (Alliance Stern MASS) is located in East Los Angeles on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles.
Points of Pride
The school was recognized as a 2009 California Distinguished School, an award that recognizes the state's most exemplary, inspiring, and well-rounded community public schools, and a 2009 Support Personnel Accountability Report (SPARC) awardee. This school has also been recognized as one of the top high schools in the nation by US News & World Report.
95% Latino, 3% Other, 2% White and 1% African American, 5% English Language Learners (ELL), 10% Special Education and 86% free or reduced meal program participants.
Prior to taking over as Principal at Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science High School, Kirsten Woo served as the school's founding Assistant Principal and worked in the Alliance Home Office as the Director of Assessment and Data Analysis. In that role, she used her knowledge of school accountability, high stakes testing, scholar demographics, and instructional support to allow each school to further drive curricular and instructional decisions. Ms. Woo began her educational career as a secondary English teacher and served as a department chair, WASC focus group leader, and secretary of the school site council. She holds a bachelor's in English and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Irvine, and a master's in Education from Claremont Graduate University.