Embracing our diversity to educate L.A.’s youth, ensure academic achievement and empower tomorrow’s leaders. We are L.A. Unified.
“I came to L.A. Unified to help do the work. I’m a product of public schools, and I wouldn’t be here today but for my great public education. I have committed myself to making sure children in our community have the same opportunities I was provided with. The best opportunity I was ever given was a great public education.”
-Superintendent Austin Beutner
Our District at a Glance
largest school district in the U.S. and the second-largest employer in L.A. County
employees, about the same as the Coca-Cola Company
schools and centers for student to enroll or apply
teachers who have become national board certified since 2014, tops in the U.S.
comprehensive arts programs for K-12 District-wide
Advanced Placement tests taken per year in the District
miles District school buses travel each day, enough to circle the earth twice
breakfast, lunches, snacks and suppers served daily
- Students at Northridge Middle School and its Medical Health Careers Magnet are excited about the newly opened STEM/Health Careers Lab. Kids will learn about careers in robotics, forensics and biomedical engineering.
- Taft Charter High School students show school spirit before sunrise as part of Telemundo channel 52 ‘Yarda 50’ segment.
- Juan Amezcua, the District’s Exemplary Classified Employee of the Year, is a well-respected colleague and role model for the staff and students at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School.
- “I’ve known since I was a kid that this is what I wanted to do, because I saw the difference it made in kids’ lives. I wanted to be able make an impact like that.” - Samantha Pulliam, Teacher, Union Avenue Elementary School
- Paul Perez, music teacher at the Esteban Torres East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet High School, was recently honored by the Exploring the Arts Foundation co-founded by Tony Bennett & Susan Benedetto for his accomplishments and leadership.
- Students at Garfield High School were joined by law enforcement officers and others, in honoring the memory of 9-11 during a memorial event at the school.
- Thanks to the support of its community partners, Samuel Gompers Middle School serves as an oasis for students, with large outdoor spaces and a state-of-the-art fitness center and dance studio.
- Celebrating Heroes for Zero, a program that challenges K-12 students to create plans to help make their schools “zero net energy ready.”