Moving To Los Angeles: What To Expect From The Los Angeles Unified School System

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Moving to another city can already be a challenge in itself. To top that off, you need to look for good schools to enroll your kids. Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest in the nation, enrolling approximately 640,000 students all the way from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Where Can I Enroll My Child?

Depending on where you live, your child can attend a school near your home, or even attend another school through district transferring.

The best schools in LA tend to be located in more affluent areas. If you’re fortunate enough to be able to live in such an area, do so. I am sure you’ve heard of people moving to an area because the school system is good there. This is not unusual.

Many families will choose to live in an area with a good school system, even if that means a further job commute for mom and dad.

Are There Magnet Schools In LAUSD?

Yes, there are approximately 225 magnet schools in the LAUSD as of 2017. What are magnet schools?

They are public schools that offer special instruction and programs not found elsewhere in the school system.

They are based on integration and diversity. You can’t just enroll your child like any other public school. Your child must apply and be selected from a waitlist to attend a magnet school. Each Magnet school’s selection process is determined by maintaining a racially balanced enrollment, plus availability of space.

Some Facts About Magnet Schools

There is a dress code. Unlike public school, your child must abide by uniform policies. You can also apply to up to three different Magnet programs, but it is not necessary. The number of seats available and number of applicants submitted to each Magnet school can be found under each school’s name.

For more information about Los Angeles Unified School District, you can visit them on the web at

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