Alliance Gertz-Ressler/Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex


Alliance Gertz-Ressler/Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex

Downtown Los Angeles

Alliance Gertz-Ressler/Richard Merkin 6-12 Complex

Ranked as one of the best high schools in America and a California Distinguished school, Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School prepares scholars for college-readiness through an innovative, equitable, and rigorous education.

College Acceptance
1 %
High School Graduation
1 %
Staff to Scholar
1: 1
  • Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School, a public charter high school, is a diverse, committed community that provides a rigorous, personalized, standards-based curriculum in a supportive environment that prepares all scholars for entrance into and success in a four-year college or university.
  • We are conveniently located on the same campus as Alliance Richard Merkin Middle School, which offers our scholars the opportunity to begin their college-ready education in middle school and culminate at high school graduation – all on one campus!

School size
500 scholars in grades 9-12

  • In addition to being one of the top high schools in America, we are proud to offer 13 AP courses and are focused on creating an equitable and inclusive school community for all.
  • We foster a culture of joy, meaningful connection, and social-emotional wellbeing that is researched-backed to improve a scholar’s ability to learn and thrive.
  • We offer extracurriculars that include: sports, clubs, robotics & engineering, media, and other after school programs.

Gwen Braude


Principal Profile

Gwen Braude first joined Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School as an assistant principal and has been serving this school community ever since.

Prior to joining Alliance, Ms. Braude was an assistant principal at Central City Value High School where she also served as a teacher and new teacher coach. Previously she was a teacher at Washington Middle School.


  • M.A., Urban Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Accepting Applications for the 2024-25 School Year

Grades 6-12

Our schools are open and free to all students! No entrance exam. No tuition. Enroll your child in one of the best schools in the country.