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About CMCS

Located in the hills above UCLA in West Los Angeles, Community Magnet has existed as an LAUSD full Magnet School since 1977. In 2007 the school applied to become an affiliated charter –magnet school that operates under the auspices of LAUSD.

Community Magnet Charter School, A Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School, continues to maintain its status as one of LAUSD’s highest performing schools, receiving an API of 930 in 2010-2011. Community Magnet serves approximately 470 students which includes 20% African American, 25% Asian, 13% Latino, 3% other and 40% White.  Of this population, ___% are English Learners, __% are Special Education,  29% are economically disadvantaged.  Students travel from all parts of Los Angeles to take advantage of the outstanding educational programs offered at Community Magnet School.  The school is a place that has a wonderful atmosphere, a place where diverse children, parents and staff, come from ethnically, socio- economically and geographically different backgrounds, to create a very special place where children learn, grow and thrive.

Community Magnet Charter Elementary School emphasizes the study of the humanities through a multicultural perspective.  We are a diverse, cooperative school community committed to developing the character and full academic potential of all students. Community Magnet School provides a secure and caring environment that fosters creativity, mutual respect, and a lifelong love of learning.  Community Magnet Charter Elementary School strives to create confident, responsible young people whose self-esteem, interpersonal skills, and critical-thinking abilities prepare them for success in the ever-changing global community. 

Community Magnet School strives to create confident, responsible young people whose self-esteem, interpersonal and critical thinking skills prepare them for success in the ever changing global community.

Community Magnet School provides a secure and caring environment, which fosters creativity, mutual respect and a life long love of learning.

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