# These magnets have become some of L.A.'s highest-scoring public schools

New tests show the city's magnets have soared far above other schools. Read our guide to what it means and explore a list of how every magnet school scored.

## Before we start, let's review. What is a magnet school?

A magnet is a public school that is open to all students, regardless of where they live. They have different themes, including performing arts, science and math. Some share a campus with a larger school. Others are free-standing.

The program at the Los Angeles Unified School District, which now oversees roughly 200 magnets, was created in the 1970s as part of a court-ordered desegregation plan.

Parents and students living in the district can apply for seats at a magnet of their choice between Oct 4. and Nov. 10. In most cases, a lottery decides who is accepted. Priority is given to students from neighborhoods with large numbers of minorities, those living near overcrowded schools, as well as the losers of previous drawings.

## New tests show magnets scoring far higher than other city schools

Test scores released in recent weeks show that students at L.A. Unified, the nation's second-largest school district, lag behind the statewide average.

But the city's magnets soared far above other L.A. schools, according to new data obtained by The Times.

At traditional L.A. public schools, 35% of students met or exceeded English standards. Only 25% did the same for math.

At the city's magnets, the scores were nearly twice as high. For the same English exam, 61% of magnet students met or exceeded state standards. For math, the number was 48%.

Taken on their own, L.A. magnets would rank close to higher-scoring nearby districts in Glendale and Claremont.

## Elite magnets are leading the way

The highest scores came from a small subset of magnets for gifted and talented students.

Rather than rely on a lottery like the rest of the city's magnets, about 40 schools demand applicants meet academic requirements, which can include how well they performed on state tests.

In total, 83% of students at L.A.'s gifted magnets met or exceeded English standards. For math, 75% did the same.

Separated from the rest of L.A. Unified, those gifted magnets rank close to some of the state's highest scoring districts, such as those found in the wealthy enclaves of Palo Alto and Laguna Beach.

## Why this has some experts worried

District administrators often tout magnets as examples of academic excellence.

But because of the composition of the student body at magnets, some experts say disadvantaged students are being left behind by a program created to remedy past discrimination.

For instance, L.A.'s Latino students are underrepresented at magnets, in comparison to the district overall.

That is also true for English learners as well as students with disabilities and those living in poverty, official statistics show.

L.A. Unified needs to do a better job recruiting high-needs students to magnets, said Keith Abrahams, the district’s executive director of student integration services.

“Every child in the city needs to understand they can go to a magnet program,” he said. “My gut tells me that some families believe that they can’t.”

## Explore the scores at all of L.A.'s magnet schools

Below you can search the most recent math and English scores at 199 L.A. Unified magnets, published here for the first time.

## 107th Street Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 3-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with 107th Street Elementary.

## 32nd Street USC Performing Arts

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 250 students finished exams.

## 74th Street Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 130 students finished exams. It shares a campus with 74th Street Elementary.

## Academy for Enriched Sciences Elementary

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 170 students finished exams.

## John Adams Middle School Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 200 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John Adams Middle School.

## Allesandro Elementary Cooperative Learning

A magnet serving grades 1-6 where roughly 120 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Allesandro Elementary.

## Ambler Avenue Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 120 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Ambler Avenue Elementary.

## Amestoy Elementary Trilingual

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Amestoy Elementary.

## Arroyo Seco Museum Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-8 where roughly 380 students finished exams.

## Audubon Middle School Gifted/High Achiever

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 150 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Audubon Middle School.

## Balboa Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A free-standing magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 500 students finished exams.

## Baldwin Hills Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 140 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Baldwin Hills Elementary.

## Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School Performing Arts

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 370 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School.

## Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School Gifted/Highly GIfted/High Ability STEAM

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 120 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Hubert Howe Bancroft Middle School.

## Phineas Banning Senior High CIS Business and Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 30 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Banning Senior High Creative and Innovative Sciences.

## Phineas Banning Senior High College Incentive

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Phineas Banning Senior High.

## Bell Senior High Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability STEM

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Bell Senior High.

## Belvedere Middle School Latin Music Magnet

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 160 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Belvedere Middle School.

## Belvedere Middle School Media/Communications

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 170 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Belvedere Middle School.

## Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 7-8 where roughly 230 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School.

## Braddock Drive El Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Braddock Drive Elementary.

## Thomas Bradley Global Awareness

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 190 students finished exams.

## Francisco Bravo Senior High Medical

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 400 students finished exams.

## Brentwood Elementary Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 580 students finished exams.

## Hillery T. Broadous Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 3-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Hillery T. Broadous Elementary.

## Bryson Avenue Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 130 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Bryson Avenue Elementary.

## Buchanan Street Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Buchanan Street Elementary.

## Luther Burbank Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 240 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Luther Burbank Middle School.

## Luther Burbank Middle School Police Academy

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Luther Burbank Middle School.

## John Burroughs Middle School Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 510 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John Burroughs Middle School.

## Richard E. Byrd Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 280 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Richard E. Byrd Middle School.

## Canoga Park Senior High Environmental/Vet Science

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 20 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Canoga Park Senior High.

## Canoga Park Senior High World Lang/International Business & Trade

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 50 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Canoga Park Senior High.

## Canterbury Avenue Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 160 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Canterbury Avenue Elementary.

## Carthay Elementary of Environmental Studies

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 170 students finished exams.

## Cesar E Chavez Learning Academy - Arts/Theatre/Entertainment

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 130 students finished exams.

## Grover Cleveland Charter High School Humanities

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 190 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Grover Cleveland Charter High School.

## Clifford Street Math & Technology

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-6 where roughly 80 students finished exams.

## Christopher Columbus Middle School Medical/Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 250 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Christopher Columbus Middle School.

## Commonwealth Avenue Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Commonwealth Avenue Elementary.

## Community Elementary Magnet Charter

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 250 students finished exams.

## Cowan Avenue Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability International Humanities

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-6 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Cowan Avenue Elementary.

## Crenshaw Magnets: Business Entreprenuership & Technology

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 40 students finished exams.

## Crenshaw Magnets: Science Technology Engineering Math & Medicine

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams.

## Crenshaw Magnets: Visual and Performing Arts

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams.

## Crescent Heights Boulevard Elementary Language Arts/Social Justice

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 210 students finished exams.

## Glenn Hammond Curtiss MS Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 300 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School.

## Downtown Business

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 110 students finished exams.

## Downtown Business Magnet - Electronic Information

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 80 students finished exams.

## Richard Henry Dana Middle School STEAM

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 180 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Richard Henry Dana Middle School.

## Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson MS Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 710 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Rudecinda Sepulveda Dodson Middle School.

## Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High Law/Government Magnet

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 50 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High.

## Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 40 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High.

## Charles Drew Middle School Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 7-8 where roughly 100 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Charles Drew Middle School.

## Environmental / Social Policy

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 20 students finished exams.

## Eagle Rock Elementary Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-6 where roughly 120 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Eagle Rock Elementary.

## Eagle Rock Elementary Highly Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 3-6 where roughly 50 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Eagle Rock Elementary.

## Eagle Rock High School Highly Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 7-12 where roughly 330 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Eagle Rock High School.

## El Sereno Middle School Gifted/High Achiever

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 110 students finished exams. It shares a campus with El Sereno Middle School.

## El Sereno Middle School Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 130 students finished exams. It shares a campus with El Sereno Middle School.

## Euclid Avenue Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 150 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Euclid Avenue Elementary.

## Fairfax Senior High Visual Arts

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Fairfax Senior High.

## Alexander Fleming Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 300 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Alexander Fleming Middle School.

## Lovelia P. Flournoy Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 2-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Lovelia P. Flournoy Elementary.

## Benjamin Franklin High School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Benjamin Franklin High School.

## John C. Fremont Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John C. Fremont Senior High.

## Robert Frost Middle School Computer/Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 420 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Robert Frost Middle School.

## Henry T. Gage Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 280 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Henry T. Gage Middle School.

## Gardena Senior High Foreign Language

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 50 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Gardena Senior High.

## James A. Garfield Senior High Computer Science

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 50 students finished exams. It shares a campus with James A. Garfield Senior High.

## Gledhill Street Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 160 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Gledhill Street Elementary.

## Ulysses S. Grant Senior High Communications Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Ulysses S. Grant Senior High.

## David Wark Griffith Middle School STEAM

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 280 students finished exams. It shares a campus with David Wark Griffith Middle School.

## Alexander Hamilton Senior High Humanities

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Alexander Hamilton Senior High.

## Alexander Hamilton Senior High Music Academy

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 170 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Alexander Hamilton Senior High.

## Harbor Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability/Math/Science

A free-standing magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 190 students finished exams.

## Haskell STEAM

A magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 210 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Haskell Elementary (magnet is now full-campus).

## Patrick Henry Middle School Computer/Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 320 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Patrick Henry Middle School.

## Hillcrest Drive Elementary Center for Enriched Studies/Music

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 60 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Hillcrest Drive Elementary.

## Hollenbeck Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 260 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Hollenbeck Middle School.

## Hollywood Senior High Performing Arts

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Hollywood Senior High.

## Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School International Humanities

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 420 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School.

## Teresa P. Hughes Elementary Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 110 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Teresa P. Hughes Elementary.

## Humphreys Avenue Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 100 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Humphreys Avenue Elementary.

## Independence Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Independence Elementary.

## Washington Irving Middle School Math Music Engineering

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 640 students finished exams.

## John F. Kennedy Senior High Architecture/Digital Design/Filmmaking

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John F. Kennedy Senior High.

## Kester Avenue El Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 180 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Kester Avenue Elementary.

## Thomas Starr King Middle School: Environmental Studies

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 450 students finished exams.

## Thomas Starr King Middle School: Film and Media

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 930 students finished exams.

## Thomas Starr King Middle School Magnet: Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A free-standing magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 480 students finished exams.

## King-Drew Senior High Medicine and Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 320 students finished exams.

## Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-12 where roughly 930 students finished exams.

## LAUSD/USC Cinematic Arts/Engineering

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-12 where roughly 390 students finished exams.

## Ernest Lawrence Middle School Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 390 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Ernest Lawrence Middle School.

## Joseph Le Conte Center for Enriched Studies Middle School

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 210 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Joseph Le Conte Middle School.

## Joseph Le Conte Middle School Health/Engineering/Applied Sciences/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 230 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Joseph Le Conte Middle School.

## Dr. Sammy Lee Elementary Medical and Health Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 320 students finished exams.

## Abraham Lincoln Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 60 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Abraham Lincoln Senior High.

## Lomita Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 540 students finished exams.

## Lorne Street Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 3-5 where roughly 330 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Lorne Street Elementary.

## Los Angeles Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Los Angeles Senior High.

## Los Feliz Science/Tech/Engineer/Math/Medicine

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-6 where roughly 290 students finished exams.

## Loyola Village Elementary Fine/Performing Arts

A magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 150 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Loyola Village Elementary.

## James Madison Middle School Medical/Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 310 students finished exams. It shares a campus with James Madison Middle School.

## Manual Arts Senior High College Preparatory

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Manual Arts Senior High.

## Marina Del Rey Middle School Performing Arts

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 310 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Marina Del Rey Middle School.

## Mark Twain Middle School World Languages

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 200 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Mark Twain Middle School.

## Edwin Markham Middle School Health Careers

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 130 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Edwin Markham Middle School.

## John Marshall Senior High Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 9-12 where roughly 110 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John Marshall Senior High.

## Marvin Elementary Language

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 170 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Marvin Elementary.

## Mayall Street Academy of Arts/Technology

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 240 students finished exams.

## Melrose Avenue Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 180 students finished exams.

## Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences

A free-standing magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 150 students finished exams.

## Miles Avenue Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 140 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Miles Avenue Elementary.

## Robert A Millikan Middle School Performing Arts

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 400 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Millikan Middle School.

## Robert A Millikan Performing Arts & Science STEM

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 150 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Millikan Middle School.

## John B. Monlux Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 3-5 where roughly 190 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John B. Monlux Elementary.

## James Monroe Senior High Law/Government

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with James Monroe Senior High.

## James Monroe Senior High Police Academy

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 30 students finished exams. It shares a campus with James Monroe Senior High.

## Montara Avenue Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 2-5 where roughly 140 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Montara Avenue Elementary.

## Mount Gleason Middle School Gifted /High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 260 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Mount Gleason Middle School.

## John Muir Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 130 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John Muir Middle School.

## William Mulholland Middle School Police Academy

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 360 students finished exams. It shares a campus with William Mulholland Middle School.

## Multnomah Street Elementary Environmental/Science

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Multnomah Street Elementary.

## Multnomah Street Elementary High Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-5 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Multnomah Street Elementary.

## Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Nathaniel Narbonne Senior High.

## Florence Nightingale Middle School Business Entrepreneurship Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 230 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Florence Nightingale Middle School.

## Chester W. Nimitz Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 260 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Chester W. Nimitz Middle School.

## North Hollywood Senior High Highly Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 9-12 where roughly 50 students finished exams. It shares a campus with North Hollywood Senior High.

## North Hollywood Senior High LA Zoo/Biological Science

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with North Hollywood Senior High.

## Alfred B. Nobel Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 880 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Alfred B. Nobel Charter Middle School.

## Nueva Vista Elementary Performing/Visual Arts

A magnet serving grades 3-5 where roughly 100 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Nueva Vista Elementary.

## Open Charter

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 210 students finished exams.

## Orthopaedic Hospital Senior High Medical

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 190 students finished exams.

## Pacoima Middle School Computer/Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 160 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Pacoima Middle School.

## Pacoima Middle School TV/Theater/Fine Arts

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 260 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Pacoima Middle School.

## Palms Middle School Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 470 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Palms Middle School.

## Paseo del Rey Elementary Natural Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 270 students finished exams.

## Daniel Pearl Senior High Journalism & Communications

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams.

## Robert E. Peary Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 230 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Robert E. Peary Middle School.

## Betty Plasencia Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 140 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Betty Plasencia Elementary.

## John H. Francis Polytechnic Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with John H. Francis Polytechnic Senior High.

## George K. Porter Middle School Gifted/High Achiever

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 550 students finished exams. It shares a campus with George K. Porter Middle School.

## Gaspar de Portola Middle School Highly Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 280 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Gaspar de Portola Middle School.

## Point Fermin Elementary Marine Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 170 students finished exams.

## Purche Avenue Elementary Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Purche Avenue Elementary.

## Reseda Senior High Environmental/Physical Sciences

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 90 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Reseda Senior High.

## Reseda Senior High Law/Public Service

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 20 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Reseda Senior High.

## Reseda Senior High Police Academy

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 40 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Reseda Senior High.

## Paul Revere Charter Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 420 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Paul Revere Charter Middle School.

## Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-6 where roughly 180 students finished exams.

## Roosevelt Senior High Math/Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 100 students finished exams.

## Russell Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-6 where roughly 110 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Russell Elementary.

## Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies

A free-standing magnet serving grades 4-12 where roughly 1300 students finished exams.

## San Antonio Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with San Antonio Elementary.

## San Fernando Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 120 students finished exams. It shares a campus with San Fernando Senior High.

## San Jose Street Elementary Highly Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-5 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with San Jose Street Elementary.

## San Miguel Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 2-5 where roughly 160 students finished exams. It shares a campus with San Miguel Elementary.

## San Pedro High School Marine/Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with San Pedro Senior High.

## San Pedro High School Police Academy

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 20 students finished exams. It shares a campus with San Pedro Senior High.

## Francisco Sepulveda Middle School Gifted/High Achiever

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 360 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Francisco Sepulveda Middle School.

## South East Senior High Technology and Media

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 100 students finished exams. It shares a campus with South East Senior High.

## South Gate Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 360 students finished exams. It shares a campus with South Gate Middle School.

## South Shores Elementary Performing Arts

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 270 students finished exams.

## Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School Gifted/High Achiever

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 6-8 where roughly 140 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School.

## Sun Valley: Biomedical Sciences Engineering & Leadership

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-12 where roughly 260 students finished exams.

## Sun Valley: Environmental Studies

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 400 students finished exams.

## Sun Valley: Engineering Technology

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 420 students finished exams.

## Sunland Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-5 where roughly 120 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Sunland Elementary.

## Sylmar Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 110 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Sylmar Charter High School.

## Taper Avenue Elementary Technology

A magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Taper Avenue Elementary.

## Esteban Torres High School - East Los Angeles Performing Arts

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 110 students finished exams.

## University Senior High Digital Media

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 100 students finished exams. It shares a campus with University Senior High.

## Valley Alternative

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-12 where roughly 370 students finished exams.

## Van Nuys Middle School Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 190 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Van Nuys Middle School.

## Van Nuys Senior High Math/Science/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 130 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Van Nuys Senior High.

## Van Nuys Senior High Medical

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 60 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Van Nuys Senior High.

## Van Nuys Senior High Performing Arts

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Van Nuys Senior High.

## Vena Avenue Elementary Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 2-5 where roughly 150 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Vena Avenue Elementary.

## Venice Senior High Foreign Language

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 110 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Venice Senior High.

## Venice Senior High Science Tech Engineering Medical Math

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 110 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Venice Senior High.

## Verdugo Hills Senior High Multimedia/Technology

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 70 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Verdugo Hills Senior High.

## Verdugo Hills Senior High Visual and Performing Arts

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 80 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Verdugo Hills Senior High.

## Vintage Elementary Math/Science/Technology

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 480 students finished exams.

## Virgil Middle School Medical & Health Science

A magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 210 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Virgil Middle School.

## Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets - Aviation Aerospace Science Gifted

A free-standing magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 9-12 where roughly 40 students finished exams.

## Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets- Environmental & Natural Science

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 60 students finished exams.

## Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets - Health/Sports Medicine

A free-standing magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 130 students finished exams.

## George Washington Preparatory Senior High Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 60 students finished exams. It shares a campus with George Washington Preparatory Senior High.

## George Washington Preparatory Senior High Music Academy

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 30 students finished exams. It shares a campus with George Washington Preparatory Senior High.

## Welby Way Charter Elementary Gifted/High Ability

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 1-5 where roughly 300 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Welby Way Charter Elementary.

## Westminster Avenue Elementary Computer Math/Science

A magnet serving grades 1-5 where roughly 130 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Westminster Avenue Elementary.

## Westside Global Awareness

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-8 where roughly 310 students finished exams.

## Woodrow Wilson Senior High Administrative Law

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 50 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Woodrow Wilson Senior High.

## Woodrow Wilson Senior High Police Academy

A magnet serving grades 9-12 where roughly 30 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Woodrow Wilson Senior High.

## Windsor Hills Elementary Math/Science Aerospace

A free-standing magnet serving grades K-5 where roughly 290 students finished exams.

## Wonderland Avenue Elementary Gifted

A magnet for gifted or talented students serving grades 3-5 where roughly 180 students finished exams. It shares a campus with Wonderland Avenue Elementary.

## Orville Wright Engineering and Design

A free-standing magnet serving grades 6-8 where roughly 680 students finished exams.

Footnotes: The Times analysis varies slightly from official numbers released by the state and some districts. Some test scores vary slightly from official sources due to how decimals are rounded.

Sources: Los Angeles Unified School District, California Department of Education, Times analysis

Credits: Sonali Kohli, Sandra Poindexter, Ben Welsh