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Los Angeles Unified Schttp://School Evaluationshool District (LAUSD)

The LAUSD is responsible for the public school system of the city of Los Angeles and several neighboring cities and unincorporated areas, but generally does not include Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City, Malibu and the Beach Cities (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach).  LAUSD is governed by an elected 7 member Board of Education. Ramon Cortines is the current Superintendent.

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NPR: http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/03/21/47335/8-things-to-know-about-enrolling-your-child-in-la/

 

Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD)

The BHUSD manages the public school system for most of Beverly Hills which consists primarily of four elementary schools (K-8) and one high school.(9-12).  Part of Beverly Hills is included in LAUSD.

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Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD)

The CCUSD is responsible for public education in Culver City and has 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school.

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Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD)

The MBUSD handles the public school system for the city of Manhattan Beach which includes 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school.

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Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD)

The RBUSD manages the public schools for Redondo Beach which consists of 8 elementary, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.

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Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD)

The SMMUSD services the public school system for the cities of Santa Monica and Malibu which is comprised of 11 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 3 high schools.

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Other Public School Districts in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Office of Education provides a listing of all school districts in Los Angeles County.  Please visit www.lacoe.edu/orgs/1/index.cfm?ModuleId=14&search_by=yes&search_orgid=*&Category=32&keyword

Charter

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Charter schools sit between public and private schools. A charter school is a public school that is not required to operate in accordance with all of the district rules for public schools in return for delivering specific performance results. Charter schools are publicly funded, can not charge tuition, non-sectarian, non-discriminatory and have non-selective admissions. Charter schools are run subject to their charter agreements which are granted by the LAUSD Board of Education and approved by the State of California usually for a period of up to five years. Renewal of a school’s charter is heavily dependent on its achievement of performance requirements. Charter schools may operate independently of LAUSD or be affiliated with the district. Enrollment for charter schools is primarily performed by lottery.

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  • LAUSD Innovation and Charter Schools Division:  this is the district division responsible for charter schools authorized by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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  • The Charter Schools Division, California Department of Education: www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cs/
  • California Charter Schools Association (CCSA):  advances charter schools in California.  www.calcharters.org/ CLICK HERE for the PDF of their 2015 PEL Presentation
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools:  promotes charter schools nationally.  www.publiccharters.org/
  • The Center for Education Reform:  advocates educational reforms to drive excellence in education.  www.edreform.com/
  • In-Office Resources: 2010 Charter Schools Indicators, published by The Center on Educational Governance, USC

Magnet

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Magnet schools are public schools that arose from court order for voluntary integration to tackle the harms of racial isolation.  The opportunity to attend a Magnet School is open to K-12 students residing within the LAUSD boundaries.  Currently, there are 173 Magnet Schools in the District of which 37 are Gifted & High Ability or Highly Gifted Programs which are subject to additional eligibility requirements.  The following are different Magnet Program Themes that are offered:  Alternative, Centers for Enriched Studies, Communications, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Gifted & High Ability, Highly Gifted, Humanities, Law/Government/Police Academies, Math/Science/Technology, One of a Kind and Global Awareness.

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