|Type magnet, Public|
Principal Jared DuPree
Phone +1 213-481-0371
Colors Yellow, Green
|Assistant Principals Sonia LeffallDickson Perey|
Address 1081 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
District Los Angeles Unified School District
Similar Maywood Academy High School, Narbonne High School, Woodrow Wilson Classical High School
Downtown magnets high school promotional video project
- Downtown magnets high school promotional video project
- Downtown Business Magnet DBM
- Fashion Careers Center FCC
- Electronic Information Magnet EIM
- Grings College Center
- Academic Performance Index API
- Advanced Placement AP Courses
- International Baccalaureate
- Notable Alumni
The school houses three magnets: Business (DBM), Fashion (FCC), and Electronic Information (EIM). The three magnets combined hold a total student population of approximately 1,000 students.
The school was founded in 1981 with a specialization in business training. The school was named Downtown Business Magnet High School. The school's first class consisted of 55 sophomores from different neighborhoods around LAUSD. By 1994, FCC & EIM were formed.
Downtown Business Magnet (DBM)
The Downtown Business Magnet (DBM) was the first magnet at Downtown and is the largest, with approximately 45% of the school's population. The curriculum includes Accounting, Business Organization, Corporate Management, Sales, Entrepreneurship, careers, international relations, and the use of technology in business.
Fashion Careers Center (FCC)
The FCC magnet was established in 1991 to educate students on the design and fabrication of general clothing apparel.
Electronic Information Magnet (EIM)
EIM (est. 1994) has the second largest student population out of the three magnets and includes studies in Computer Science, Computer Programming and Web Design. This most recent addition to DMHS began in collaboration with several local business leaders, LAUSD Board Members, and the Los Angeles Central Library.
EIM is home to the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), (similar to Business' Academy of Finance), which is also a part of the National Academy Organization.
Currently, EIM holds a constant collaboration with the Los Angeles Central Library. Both DMHS and the Central Library are used as instruction sites. In addition to the Central Library, EIM shares a partnership with Los Angeles City College (LACC).
Grings College Center
For over 23 years, Carol Grings devoted her efforts to the Downtown Magnets College Center and other school programs. When she died in 2005, the College Center was renamed the Grings College Center in her honor.
Academic Performance Index (API)
The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the academic progress of schools across the state of California. Since the 2007-2008 school year, Downtown Magnets has placed number one in Local District 4 thanks to the continual growth of its API. Its scores are as follows:
The aforementioned data is provided by the California Department of Education.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Downtown Magnets offers a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. For the 2010-2011 school year, they include: