Board District 3 List of Schools

  •  Question mark  Unsure if your school is in Scott Schmerelson's district? Click here to verify your school board district.
    Use the link above to find out about the various types of schools in Board District 3. When you click on the link, you will be taken to a directory of schools. Enter text in the text box and/or select criteria in the pull-down menus (School Types, Local Districts, and Board Districts). You can select several values under each pull-down. To close a pull-down click on the Done button at the top left of the menu.
     Question mark  Want to determine which school is your neighborhood school? Click here for the Resident School Finder. 
    Note: To find the school that your child will attend based on your home address, use the Resident School find information about its academic performance, budget and website.

Magnet Programs

  • Magnet programs offer self-contained classes and place emphasis on developing higher-level thinking skills in a demanding academic program for students who are entering grades 1–12. Interested parents may submit an original application or apply online at by the mid-November deadline. For information regarding the process of application, verification, and student selection, call the Office of Student Integration Services at (213) 241-4177 or visit the Magnet Programs website.

Options Programs

  • Educational Options Schools are designed to address the needs of at-risk students by helping them acquire academic, social and occupational skills so that each student may contribute to and benefit from society.  There are two types of Options schools in Board District 3:

    Continuation High Schools: Small campuses with low student-to-teacher ratio offer instruction to students ages 16-18 who are considered to be at risk of dropping out.

    Community Day Schools: Small schools providing interim educational opportunities for youngsters in grades K-12 who have been expelled, are at high risk, or have been referred by probation, or a School Attendance Review Board.  


  • How to get more information about your school
    1) Find a school on one of the lists above, and click on the school name.
    2) Then click on various links to explore the school's website, academic information, and budget information.