LIBRA Academy was founded in 2009 by a small group of dedicated teachers who wanted to provide the residents of Huntington Park with a small high school dedicated to developing character, mind, and well-being within every LIBRA student. LIBRA's founding class consisted of only 120 ninth grade students housed in bungalows on the Huntington Park High School campus. In 2013, LIBRA moved to the Linda Esperanza Marquez High School campus as one of three small schools created to increase rigor, personalization, and accountability.
Today LIBRA Academy has over 650 students and has maintained a tradition of academic excellence. This year U.S. News ranked LIBRA as one of the top 100 schools in the state
due to high performance on state and Advance Placement exams.