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CA Distinguished Schools

  • California Distinguished Schools

    Congratulations Canyon Charter, Richland Ave, and Westwood Charter! Join us in celebrating our 2023 California Distinguished Schools. The prestigious designation is awarded to exceptional schools, teachers, and classified staff for their innovation, talent, and success in supporting students.

GALA Robotics

  • GALA Robotics

    Congratulations, GALA Robotics! ZipTie won the sportsmanship award, RGB received the control system award. Galaxy received the strategy and innovation award. Galaxy won 3rd place robot performance! 

LD West Rookie of the Year

  • Congratulations to our amazing Local District West Rookies of the Year! Isabella Fritch @dorseydonshs, Stacey Amezcua @geraldlawsonacademy and Tamara Morozov #PalisadesCharterES. Thank you for your dedication to our students.


    Isabella Fritch - Rookie of the Year Stacey Amezcua - Rookie of the YearTamara Morozov - Rookie of the Year

Broadway ES Dual Language Program

  • Dual Language Program

    Broadway Elementary students, Noah & Natalie, join Principal Wang in an interview with Spectrum News SoCal in celebration of AANHPI Heritage month. Click image above for video.

First Year of 3DE School at Crenshaw High School

  • Watch the awesome video shared during the ceremony. Congratulations to the Crenshaw High School 9th grade scholars as they complete the first year of the 3DE program. Crenshaw High School is the first school in California to have the 3-Dimensional Education by Junior Achievement which focus on effectively utilizing their networks, resources, and expertise to maximize the impact and success of the students.

LAUSD/FIRST Robotics Championship

  • Palms Robotics Hamilton Robotics LA High Robotics

    🤖#WeAreLDWest #FirstRobotics #iamFirst Congratulations to Los Angeles HS, Hamilton HS, and Palms MS!!! Their Robotics teams competed in the FIRST Robotics Championship on April 2, 2022. Palms MS received Inspire Award (2nd Place) and Motivate Award (3rd Place), Hamilton High School received Finalist Alliance (1st Team) and Judges Award (2nd Place), and Los Angeles High School placed 1st in Innovated Award. Congratulations again to students, coaches, and families for their support

Iovine and Young Center Integrated Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Magnet

  • Iovine and Young Center Integrated Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Magnet

    📺 Watch: #WeAreGlowing This is High School Reimagined. The Iovine and Young Center Integrated Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Magnet offers hands-on problem-solving at a school powered by leading companies, and taught by experienced educators and professionals. Visit https://www.iovineandyoung-lausd.com for more information on enrollment. School opens Fall 2022!

LA Rams Academic Challenge Winners

Warren Moon Mural

  • Warren Moon Mural

    Warren Moon, a Hamilton High School alum, unveiled his mural. Thank you, Board Member Dr. George McKenna and LD West Superintendent Dr. Adaina Brown for taking the time out of their very busy schedules to celebrate with our Hami family!



    NSBE Jr. of Southern California's Ten80 Team

    Congratulations to our LD West students, Lucas Boze, Hamilton High School, Ajanai Campbell, Orville Wright Gifted Magnet, Serenity Simpson, Mark Twain Middle School, Kassen Thomas, University High School, who competed in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. of Southern California Ten80 Team. The scholars took First Place in Autonomous Vehicle Challenge at the 48th NSBE National Convention in Anaheim. The team also won 2nd Place - Enterprise Overall, 2nd Place - Team Promotional Video, 2nd Place - Team Presentation, and 3rd Place - Design. Thanks to Northrub Grumman sponsorship, scholars were able to compete in Ten80’s AV Challenge where students integrate electrical, mechanical, and computer systems to meet a series of challenges that parallel AV operations on our neighborhood streets and highways or in remote areas of land, sea, and space. #WeAreGlowingInLDWest

Washington Prep HS attend LEADS Workshop with West Point Cadets

  • West Point Cadets at Washington Pre High School

    Washington Prep High School students participate with Cadets from U.S. Military Academy in LEADS. Known as the West Point Leadership Ethics and Diversity in STEM Workshop, students are learning the value of ethical and moral leadership, and the how and why of making better choices. Special thanks to Principal Booker, LD West Dr. Brown for their inspiring words and Washington Prep Alum, Capitan Tiki Nelworth, who spoke to students about the challenges he faced and how this program impacted his life. Click here for more images

Book Donation to Venice Community of Schools

  • Book Donation to PreK-2nd Grade Teachers

    Venice Community of Schools graciously thank the Young Story Tellers Foundation, Max Greenfield, and Penguin Random House for donating a copy of the book "I Don't Want To Read This Book" to every Pre- Kindergarten through 2nd grade teacher in the Venice CoS!! This energy and laugh-out-loud story invites even the most reluctant reader to read!

ACSA Region 16 Social

  • ACSA Region 16 Social Event

    Thank you, Superintendent Carvalho for your inspiring message at the ACSA Region 16 social event this evening! Your personal story reminds us to serve with humility and tenacity. Your promises to LAUSD ignites us to lead with urgency. We leave the gathering hopeful, knowing we will make a difference in young lives collectively. 

Coach of the Year - LA Times

  • Coach of the Year

    Venice Community of Schools congratulates Boys Basketball Coach Dave Galley from Venice High School for being named Coach of the Year by the LA Times. Coach Galley's leadership led Venice High's boys' basketball team to its best season in more than 70 years!!

Wright Middle School NASA Call

Hamilton CoS - Clover ES

  • Clover Elementary Readers



    Way to go Clover Ave ES! Read aloud nurtures a vibrant literacy

    community where young readers thrive. 

Academic Challenge Winners

  • Hamilton High School Academic Challenge Winner   Washington High School Academic Challenge Winner

    The 2022 Superbowl-bound Los Angeles Rams generously awarded $2,500 academic grants to the football programs at Alexander Hamilton High School and Washington Preparatory High School, both schools in Local District West. These schools were winners of the 5th Annual L.A. Rams Academic Challenge. Click here to read more