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Alliance College-Ready Middle Academy 5

Enrollment for Current School Year

330 students in grades 6-8

Date Opened

August 2009


211 South Avenue 20
Los Angeles, CA 90031
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(323) 352-8034


(323) 352-8980


Enrollment Deadline

Friday, January 22, 2016
(still accepting applications)

Apply in English or Spanish.

For questions about enrollment and to complete an application, please visit our enrollment page or call Maria Vargas at (323) 352-8034.


Alliance CRMA 5 utilizes the Blended Learning for Alliance School Transformation (BLAST) education model, which provides each student with a laptop and uses a wide variety of technological tools to prepare them for success in college and future careers.  To read more about the BLAST model, click here.


Alliance CRMA 5 is located in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Lincoln Heights is considered to be the oldest community in Los Angeles, and is home to many historic landmarks.  

Alliance CRMA 5 shares a campus with Alliance Susan & Eric Smidt Technology High School, which will eventually serve students in grades 9-12.


95% Latino, 3% Other, 1% African American, and 1% White, 25% English Language Learner (ELL) students, 17% Special Needs Students, 93% free or reduced meal program participants.




A former Alliance Principal of the Year, Ms. Galvan is devoted to helping students reach their full potential. As the founding principal of Alliance Collins Family College Ready High School, she built what is one of the highest performing schools in California. Prior to joining the Alliance, Ms. Galvan was a successful middle school math and science teacher, English Language Learner resource teacher, and assistant principal for over a decade. For the past five years, she has used her expertise to help develop exemplary teachers through the formation of the Alliance Teacher Residency Program, and she has also supported the success of all Alliance schools as the Director of School Development and District Liaison.