The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was founded in 1853 and today is the 2nd largest in the US. The district has 900 schools with about 640,000 students. LA schools boast 12 winners of the United States Academic Decathlon championships which is more than any other District in the country. Add to those impressive victories, the school has outstanding individual student and team achievements in: science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, foreign and dual languages, business and entrepreneurial skills, the visual and performing arts, and athletics.
LAUSD currently has more than 21,000 buildings in the district. More than 19,600 school modernization projects have completed construction in recent years to provide upgraded facilities to improve the learning environment for students.
Sports and Arts
The district competes in a long list of sports, and often wins championships, including golf, soccer, and water polo. The All District High School Honor Band is world renowned, drawing the finest musicians from all its high school band programs. The band has marched in every Tournament of Roses Parade since 1973 and often performs in Bandfest, at Disneyland.
Famous for being the motion picture and entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the US. The metropolitan area is home to nearly 13 million people. Nicknamed L.A., it’s one of the most prominent cultural, technological, media, business and international trade centers on the planet. Los Angeles offers residents and visitors world-class theater, museums and music, shopping, and dining.
The school district is located in and around the Los Angeles area.
Area Population: 4.8 Million
City Website: City of Los Angeles
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.
Classes and sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District vary per school. Availability for some classes and sports will vary and depend on student enrollment.
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Closest International and Local Airports: Los Angeles International (LAX)
For Details Visit Website: Los Angeles Unified School District