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Los Angeles Unified School District

Public School District – Los Angeles , California

”Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders” is the Motto of Los Angeles Unified School District. With about 150 High Schools, it is the largest and most multicultural school district in California. Students will hear not only English, but also Spanish and other languages at school. Students will be placed in safe areas with a good selection of courses and activities. The district has an “All District Honor Band“ that combines the best 300 musicians from the whole district that will play at special events, including Bandfest in Disneyland. The level of academic standards at LAUSD range from high to low, but students will be placed in medium to high academic standard High Schools.

Community Information
Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and its metropolitan area is home to nearly 12.9 million people who hail from all over the globe and speak 224 different languages. Often abbreviated as L.A. and nickname The City of Angeles, it is one of the world's most prominent centers of culture, technology, media, business, and international trade. It is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and it is one of the most important economic engines of the United States. Los Angeles also leads the world in producing popular entertainment — such as motion picture, television, video games and recorded music — which forms the base of its international fame and global status. Therefore it is also frequently referred to as The Entertainment Capital of the World. The city experiences 325 sunny days every year with dry, warm to hot summers and cool to mild, light rain winters with low humidity year-round, making it possible to spend plenty of time in the sun on the beach or play a wide range of sports from volleyball to golf.

Location
The school district is located in and around the Los Angeles area.

Area Population: 4.8 Million
City Website: City of Los Angeles

Special Comment:
Several of Los Angeles’ high schools have honor courses or Advance Studies Programs to expand instructional programs designed to meet the needs of gifted/talented students.

School Facts

Number Of Schools In District

150

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

800-3,000 per school

Grades

9-12

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:25

ESL Programs

Yes

IB Programs

Yes

Offer Diploma

Yes

Religious Affiliation

None

Foreign Languages

  • American Sign
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Culinary
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Arts
  • Theatre

AP Courses

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature
  • History and Social Sciences
  • Human Geography
  • Latin American Studies
  • Math
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • US Government
  • US History
  • World Languages

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Academic Decathlon
  • Anime
  • Chinese
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • French
  • Japan
  • Jazz Band
  • Korean
  • Leadership
  • Symphonic Band
  • Yearbook

Partial List of University and College Acceptances

Stanford University, University of Southern California, University of California, California Institute of Technology, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Harvard University, San Francisco State University, San Diego State University, California State Polytechnic University, Sonoma State University, Loyola Marymount University, Duke University, Pepperdine University, Chapman University, Biola University, Azusa Pacific University, Vanguard University, Mills College, University of Redlands, Pitzer College, Golden Gate University, Yale University, Whittier College, Westmont College, Scripps College, Concordia University, Notre Dame de Namur University, Platt College

Closest International and Local Airports: Los Angeles International (LAX)
For Details Visit Website:   Los Angeles Unified School District

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