Students Thrive Here


At Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School, we empower minds and shape futures.

We are a free public school serving grades 6-8 in the Watts community. Our school has a culture that feels like family, and we believe that greatness lives within the Ánimo James B. Taylor walls. Students know and feel that their teachers care, and the community works with teachers and staff to ensure all students are on the path to college, leadership, and life. We invite you to join our community as we work together to best serve our students.

School At A Glance

440 students

96% of families recommend our school

9:1 student to adult ratio


In 2023, we were honored to become a California Community Schools Grant Winner, allowing us to connect our families to partners and programs that support their needs.

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Aug 12, 2024
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School, 810 E. 111th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90059 United States
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