Our School

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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!

Click here to RSVP for a campus tour this fall, and don’t forget to visit our school website at www.kingms.org