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32nd Street School/USC Magnet

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    our mission

    We want to nurture our students to be global learners, therefore we intend to blend science, engineering, and math with the visual and performing arts.

    Our vision

    Students will be provided with a comprehensive learning experience beginning with an understanding of the natural world (science) and its role in the human made world (technology, engineering, and math) through various forms of expression and creativity (arts). The goal is to foster true innovation that comes from combining the mind of a scientist with that of an artist.

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    About Us

    32nd Street/ LAUSD USC first opened its doors in September of 1904 on the corner of 32nd Street and Hoover and was surrounded by residential homes.  The original school was a two story brick building and is pictured here.  The original school was damaged by an earthquake in the early 1970's and was torn down because of its perceived instability.  Thereafter, between 1971 and 1974 a wooden school building was created and bungalows were actually built on site in support of that wooden structure.  This wooden structure was subjected to a major fire, which again destroyed the primary building and finally, the school became a series of bungalows in addition to the main administration building that now currently exists.

    The LAUSD USC Math, Science and Technology (MaST) High School began in 1994 as a collaboration between LAUSD, USC and the California National Guard (initial plans called for temporarily housing the school in National Guard facilities). The magnet was designed for college-bound students focusing on basic and applied sciences, math and technology. MaST opened – temporarily, it was thought – on the 32nd Street/LAUSD USC School campus until another location could be found. 

    The school is one of the largest drawing magnet school in LAUSD with some 3, 700 applications being filed for 160 spaces.  The teachers and staff of the school are the reasons why the applications reach such enormous proportions.  We are small, but we are mighty.  We are committed, we put students first and we are now..... 32nd Street Performing Arts (K-5)/LAUSD USC Media Arts and Engineering (6-12) and are proud to be!