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Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has a rich history of appreciating diversity, promoting equity and providing a rigorous instructional program. As the second largest school district in the country, we have a moral obligation to develop quality, integrated educational centers. LAUSD is one of the few school districts that are still under Court-Ordered desegregation. Student Integration Services respects and appreciates the opportunity to create and support our integrated Magnet settings.

We are proud of our Magnet programs. Historically, data indicates that LAUSD Magnet schools/centers outperform their host counterparts, other LAUSD schools and charter schools. LAUSD Magnet schools and centers continually receive State and Federal awards. Since 1986, seventy-eight Magnet schools/centers have been named as California Distinguished Schools. Additionally, fourteen Magnet schools/centers have been awarded National Blue Ribbon School status. In May 2018, Magnet Schools of America, the national magnet organization, honored twelve of our exemplary magnet programs, at the annual conference. Five programs received the highest honor and were presented with a Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award.

Our community believes that the portfolio of Magnet programs provide a quality, viable choice for parents. As the demand for Magnet programs increased, so has our capacity. Over the past six years we have increased the number of schools/centers and magnet seats. Currently, over 78,000 students attend one of our 257 Magnet programs. If LAUSD’s Magnet program were its own district, it would rank as the 45th largest school district in the country (approximately 1,000 students more than Long Beach Unified School District). We are looking forward to opening 35 additional programs for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please do not hesitate to call 213-241-4177 if you have any comments, questions or concerns. Student Integration Services prides itself on the level of support it provides for our students, parents, schools and community.

Sincerely,

Keith H. Abrahams III

Keith H. Abrahams III
Executive Director
Student Integration Services
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