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Animo Florence-Firestone Middle School


Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Angeles County

Joshua Hartford, Principal

Enrollment: 450. Grade Levels: 7-8.

School Characteristics and Replicable Practices

  • Mixed grade-level math intervention leveled by student need

  • Advisory class facilitates academic mindset and social-emotional growth

  • Double-literacy and Double-STEM schedule for all students

  • Weekly PD and collaboration time without extending the work day

  • Reverse referrals: Push-in support so that students stay in class

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