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• 6 of 8 of our African-American student were offered admission on the spot at the UNCF college fair

• 2018 US News & World Report ranks 32nd St USC Magnet 96th in the state and 565 nationally

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• 6 of our 8 African-American students who attended the United Negro College Fund college fair received admission on the spot and Kiarra Phillips won a $2500 scholarship at the event.  

• PTSA election meeting will be held after parent conferences on Thursday, November 15 at 3:15 pm.  Click here for flier.

• LA Clippers Teacher Appreciation Night will have our 2nd grade teacher Nelly Cristales honored for her dedication to students and contribution to the school.  She will be presented with her award at center court of the LA Clippers vs Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 5.  Congratulations!!!!!!!

• Our own Dr. John Purcell has been publish in the leading education arts magazine schoolarts.  His article "In the Zone of Creation" features our students, Cristina Valdez and Anthony Hernandez.  Read the full article at schoolarts magazine on page 38.

• A $625,000 grant has been awarded to our school to expand our Career and Technical Education program.  $350,000 was awarded to our Media Arts Department and $275,000 to our Engineering Department.  Congratulation Mr. Waynee, Mr. Houndonougbo, and Mr. Llamas.

• Our junior, Cesar Gandara, received a scholarship from California Institute of the Arts to attend their four week summer music program this summer. He submitted an essay and recording audition and was awarded the scholarship recently! He's on his way to do some great things!

• Of our 68 seniors, 7 have been admitted to UCLA, 2 to UC Berkeley, and 21 made the Superintendent Honor Roll for having a 3.8 GPA or higher.  See full list here.

• Senior Samantha Vasquez has received acceptance letters from UC Berkeley, Azusa Pacific, Biola, CSUDH, and CSULA.  More acceptances coming for our seniors.

• Senior Yesenia Gamero has been awarded the Posse scholarship for her academic and leadership potential.  Posse winners receive a full college scholarship.  Yesenia will be attending the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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About Our Staff

National Teacher of the Year 

Magnet Schools of America

Matthew Waynee

Media Arts Teacher


State CIF

Model Coach of the Year 

Jelerine Venadas-Douglas

Cross-Country Coach

(P.E. & Science Teacher)


Teacher of the Year 


Susan Kacvinsky

English Teacher


Teacher of the Year 

LA Times Festival of Books

Aalaneja Stelly

Kindergarten Teacher


I wish you were my second mom

2nd grader to her teacher


If it weren't for him, I would probably be failing

6th grader to administrator

Thank you for putting up with my rage and never giving up

graduating senior to English teacher


Had it not been for you, my daughter would not be on this earth today

parent to assistant principal


You guys are the reason I am a teacher and a success

former student to counselor & AP

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