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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 605
Before care: No
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11130 Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047

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(323) 779-0544
(323) 779-0565
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August 01, 2013
It is a pleasure of mine to have My children at this School, The learning, Cleanliness and keep them on uniform is excellent. The commitment to excellence is there . Animo should be able to get our children on the right path to a better future. Thanks to all for being Patient with our children. Keep up the good work..

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2011
This school has gone downhill since late 2009. It used to be great, had great staff, good counseling and help in joining colleges but not anymore. ASLA used to consist of top of the line teachers that graduated from the most prestigious schools and 80% of them either left the school, got fired or transferred causing a decrease in learning retention. Since then (~2010-2011) those teachers have been replaced with newer "hip" teachers ranging from 21-30 year olds with the exception of a few older teachers that have earned seniority which all have great teaching skills with the exception of one (as of the 2011-12 year) the school offers college classes and SAT preparation classes along with a few afterschool extracurricular activites hoated by a group called "Champions" (none of these contribute to the students grade or academic profile) some of the programs offered are drivers ed, dancing, boxing, skating, video game club and photography. The quality of the food/lunch served is horrific and is served under a tent. this school has no dining facilities and is all open air as far as dining/play usage. 2 tents help as housing but it presents bad conditions.

- submitted by a student

June 30, 2011
This is a pretty good school when it is compared to the neighboring schools, but of course it does have it's faults. The full amount of class time is not used as efficiently as it could by several of the teachers, even though many students are willing to learn. Just like in any other school, there will always be those kids who are never able to focus, but the majority of the teachers are very dedicated and they love teaching. The counselors are always there to guide students and to provide them with opportunities to gain college credit and with AP classes. This is a great school where any student can start a club or join a team. Compared to other schools in the area, ASLA is indeed one of the best.

- submitted by a student

February 28, 2010
Overall Animo is a great alternative to many other surrounding public schools such as Washington Prep. The only thing I would improve within the school is that we have smaller class sizes so that we can have a more hands on learning experience

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no rating
September 09, 2009
This school has high qualities and expectations for their students and wants them to achieve well. This school gives extra activities in school as well as college courses for college credit in school.

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no rating
September 08, 2009
This is my son's 2nd year at ASLA. I am very thankful that there is a school of this caliber in my neighborhood. My son is receiving a superior education and on top of that he is surrounded by caring teachers, administrators and staff. If you are looking for a good school please take the time to visit first hand and see what ASLA has to offer your student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 17, 2009
I have been atteding Animo South La since my 9th grade year and i have to say that i could have not chosen a better one

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2007
I am currently a Junior at Animo SLA. I have been a Panther for all three years and will be the part of the second class to matriculate from Animo. I myself believe that the school is very great. Not only do they present challenging and new curriculum, with awesome teachers, they allow the students room to do more in the school. They actually encourage students to be innovative and participate in 'making' Animo. As in any founding school, we do have our faults, but every year I return the school gets better and better. They see what works and doesn't work and they actually improve are learning environment. Being part of the second-year class I was allowed to see Animo transform. I believe we have truly transformed both in our physical shape and curriculum and extra-curriculum layout. All in All, I could not choose a better school.

- submitted by a student

December 13, 2006
We are relatively new to this school but we love it. As a parent you have online access to your child's attendance records, assignments,grades, and even the balance is their lunch account. I have been offered many resources by the friendly and helpful staff. I look forward to my other child attending as well.

- submitted by a parent

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Animo South Los Angeles Charter School
11130 Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90047
(323) 779-0544
Last modified Animo South Los Angeles Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Animo South Los Angeles Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top