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Los Angeles Unified School District

City
Beach

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    168331
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

DISTRICT PROFILE
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.

FACILITIES
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.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
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.

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  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:25
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Skiing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling
Arts
Graphic Arts, Theater - Design and Production
Music
Band, Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Programming, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Physics 1, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Social Studies, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, Sign Language, Spanish, Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Clubs and Extracurricular
Academic Decathlon, Anime Club, Ballroom Dancing, Chinese Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Japanese Club, Korean Club, Leadership Club, Math Club
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
14-17
ELTiS Minimum
215
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Students need to fill out additional Student Questionnaire form and parents must sign pg.2 of supplemental LAUSD Application form. All enrollment forms must be completed by May 15, no exceptions, as this is the deadline for new complete applications. All students must take California state English exam (CELDT) upon arrival

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