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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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SCHOOL NEWS!!!

 

• Former student Iris Portillo '18 was featured in the AALA Newsletter describing how her scholarship has helped her get on the dean's honor role at UC Irvine.  See story here.

• MESA teams won 1st place in the Southern California Regional Competition at UC Riverside.  The glider competition and the bridge competition saw our two teams earn top prize among other high school in California and internationally.  Congratulation to MESA teacher Mr. Houndonougbo.

• Ms. Williams and her 6th grade math team is representing Local District Central as the 6th grade math champion at the County Math Competition.  Great math instruction is taking place in Ms. Williams' class as this is the first time our school competes and they came out champions.

• Our school was recognized for surpassing the district's attendance goals of more than 75% of students with 96% or higher attendance.  

• 10 of 13 of Mr. Hernandez's AP Calculus student passed the AP Calculus exam.  Great job!!!

• AVID Certification has been granted to our high school.  AVID fosters a safe, open culture, high expectations for teachers and students, and collaboration in all classrooms.

• Students are receiving employment and internship opportunities with skills provided here at USC Magnet.  Hear from our former student here.

• 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.

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Senior College Acceptances

About Our Staff

National Teacher of the Year 

Magnet Schools of America

Matthew Waynee

Media Arts Teacher

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State CIF

Model Coach of the Year 

Jelerine Venadas-Douglas

Cross-Country Coach

(P.E. & Science Teacher)

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Teacher of the Year 

LAUSD

Susan Kacvinsky

English Teacher

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Teacher of the Year 

LA Times Festival of Books

Aalaneja Stelly

Kindergarten Teacher

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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

 

My teacher made me feel good about myself

2nd grader to her teacher

 

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

former student to counselor & AP

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