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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Downtown Magnets High School is a highly rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 1,031 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1081 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone
(213) 481-0371
Website

Downtown Magnets High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
158 responses
Average ACT
25
52 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
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  • Winter formal
    25%
  • Morp
    24%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Grad Nite
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit week
    7%
  • None
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,031
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
34.1%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.41 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Downtown Magnets High School Reviews

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Downtown Magnets High School is a very good academic environment for those who are looking to further their education after high school. It offers different magnets for different career interests which may potentially benefit students in college. However, they lack equipment for the sports teams and even space to practice and play their regular season games. This is because the lack of space on campus. Although their sports may need extra funding, there is a great amount of effort put in by student athletes.
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My high school experience has been very fun and memorable, despite with all the stress with classes and AP's. DMHS has filled my high school experience by meeting new people, meeting the staff and faculty, and all of the high school events. I am so happy to be in a diverse school. Everyone is so nice and friendly, especially the teachers. I am grateful to have the counselors help us (students) achieve our requirements of graduating and help us get accepted to our dream college.
So far, what I think about my high school is despite the non-existing windows that are present to my school with a mascot of the "suns". My school is pretty small compared to a school across the street with a grass field bigger than my school. But on top of all that, there is barely any drama that happens in the school because since it is a small school, things are able to travel pretty fast around students. Majority of the students are really cool with you and don't really care as much to the kind of person you are, but mainly your personality and how diverse you are to others. But there is that small amount of students that are just rude and aren't the best to be around with but do make the school a bit home like. There isn't a large field or any kind for sports sadly so there isn't really many sports to do at school.