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• Congratulations to Nelly Cristales, 2nd grade teacher, for her selection as the 2019 LAUSD Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Cristales joins previous Teacher of the Year honorees Ms. Kacvinsky and Mr. Waynee.  Read more here.

• Many thanks to the community businesses who helped sponsor our 1st annual Muffins with Mom.  Trader Joe's at the USC Village, Manager Kareem Causey at Starbucks on Figueroa, and parents made the event happen.

• Our own 10th grader Kelly Wilson has been awarded the 2019 Warren Christopher Scholarship.  The scholarship awards student $20,000 for college expenses.  

• 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.  

• 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!!!!!!!

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Senior College Acceptances

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 



• Nelly Cristales 2019

2nd gr. Teacher

•Susan Kacvinsky 2018

English Teacher

•Matthew Waynee 2017

Cinematic Arts Teacher


Teacher of the Year 

LA Times Festival of Books

Aalaneja Stelly

Kindergarten Teacher


Laker Educator of the Month

William Jones

Magnet Coordinator


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

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2nd grader to her teacher

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graduating senior to English teacher


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

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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

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