Thomas Starr King Middle School, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), is one school with three magnets:
- Environmental STEAM Magnet
- Film and Media Magnet
- Gifted/High Ability Technology & Arts Magnet
King is the highest performing middle school in our region. Our success is attributed to our personalized learning environments, access to technology, parent/community involvement, and high percentage of National Board Certified teachers. As a true magnet program, we are a very diverse campus, with students from all parts of Los Angeles. Between our three magnet programs, we have something to offer every type of learner. Project-based learning and diverse elective offerings keep our students engaged and excited about school.
In 2017 Thomas Starr King was awarded the prestigious Gold Ribbon Award, a state acknowledgment for “excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, and also highly successful school climate efforts.” And in 2019, King became a WASC-accredited school, a worldwide acknowledgement that “We Are Student-Centered” as we engage in continuous self-improvement.
Producing 21st century scholars doesn’t happen by accident. It takes effort and dedication from everyone – including staff, teachers, parents and community. It takes a village to raise a child and King has the best village in LA!