A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    D-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
1081 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone
(213) 481-0371
Website

Downtown Magnets High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1150
73 responses
Average ACT
25
28 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Winter formal
    29%
  • Morp
    26%
  • Prom
    19%
  • Grad Nite
    14%
  • None
    5%
  • Spirit week
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,060
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,765/ year
National
$11,890
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses

Downtown Magnets High School Reviews

258 reviews
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Although the school may be small and have no windows, the teachers in the school always take time to allow you to learn actively along with your classmates. Throughout the whole years, i was able to talk to everyone and make friends, even with the teachers! The counselors always gives you a heads up about what you need to improve and gives you A LOT of support to get ready for college!
Review Downtown Magnets High School
I honestly really loved DMHS and the experience it provided me. Although it's very small compared to schools around us, the warm and friendly environment more than makes up for it. Going to a one story building every day for school was very fun. You're able to see the same faces almost every single day, and that creates the closeness that we all have with each other. You're able to make relationships with people that you wouldn't be able to make in a normal high school. The friends that you make not only help support you but also push you to be better academically.
Downtown Magnets has strong academics, offering challenging courses in various career pathways including business, fashion, electronic information, and engineering. It is also one of the few schools in the west coast that offer an International Baccalaureate program. A multitude of clubs and personalities will make you feel at home here while the dedicated teachers that care about you as an individual will push and help you succeed.