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Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School

Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School is a free, public charter school authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School provides students in East Los Angeles with a college-ready curriculum that intersects with their interests in media arts and design. The school's goal is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills to excel in core subject areas and succeed in college, while promoting their interests and talents media arts and technology.  Students are challenged to apply their skills through digital photography, film, animation, web design, broadcasting, music, and graphic design.

Enrollment for Current School Year

600 students in grades 9-12

Date Opened

August 2009


110 South Townsend Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90063
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(323) 526-8198


(323) 859-0758


Enrollment Deadline

Friday, February 26, 2016 

Apply in English or Spanish.


Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School school achieved an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 694, outperforming surrounding neighborhood schools by more than 50 points.  In June 2014, Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School graduated its second class with 100% of graduates accepted to college.  For more on the school's current Performance Indicators, click here.


Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School is located in East Los Angeles. The community is mainly served by non-charter public high schools, many of which are low-performing and overcrowded. This year, Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School moved to a new permanent facility. 

Demographics and Average Daily Attendance

98% Latino and  2% Other, 15% English Language Learner (ELL) students, and 97% free or reduced meal program participants.

Principal Profile

Art Sanchez has been a high school administrator for the past fifteen years. He has served as an assistant principal, principal, and central office administrative director. He began his teaching career in 1988 as an English Language Learner instructor and physical education teacher. Dr. Sanchez was a head football coach prior to entering into school administration. Art received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from California State University, Los Angeles and his master of arts degree from Azusa Pacific University.