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Richard Merkin Middle School (RMMS) is a free public charter school developed and operated by the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools and authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.  The school, serving 6-8 graders, opened in September 2005 and is located near downtown Los Angeles. 

Designed to prepare students to succeed in high school and continue on a path toward college, RMMS’s educational model focuses on five core values:  high expectations for all students, small personalized schools and classrooms, increased instructional time, highly qualified principals and teachers, and parents as partners.


Demographics of our  Student Body:
93% Hispanic
7%   African American
24% English Language Learner (ELL) Students
97% Free or Reduced Meal Program Participants