Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School


Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School

South Los Angeles/Watts

Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School

Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School is a free public charter school that prepares scholars through staff and family community support to start their journey toward college-readiness so they continue to achieve in high school.

Families Recommend School
1 %
Family Overall Satisfaction Score
1 %
Staff to Scholar
1: 1

Our strong community of educators and families empower our scholars to be accepted into and persist through college. It takes all of us.

We prepare our scholars to be forward-thinking leaders, who own their learning, are Resilient, are going to College, and are Engaged.

School size
400 scholars in grades 6-8

  • We are College-Ready! We offer a rigorous course load with school clubs that help scholars have a well rounded experience as they embark on the journey to get to and through college.
  • We offer clubs and sports including: coed flag football, volleyball, futsal, basketball, soccer, and other after school programs.

Jamal Richardson

Alliance Principal

Principal Profile

Jamal Richardson has worked in education for over twenty years. He started his career in education as a middle school teacher at Collin Powell Academy. He later became a history department head, assistant director and assistant principal there.
Mr. Richardson first joined the Alliance Jack H. Skirball Middle School community as an assistant principal for eight years. He went to be an assistant principal with the Long Beach Unified School District for a few years after which he was excited to return to this school community as a principal. Mr. Richardson believes every scholar should be equipped with the skills and knowledge that are necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world.


  • M.A., Education, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

  • B.A., Sociology, University of California, Riverside, CA

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.