Downtown Magnets High School
- Public, Magnet, Alternative
- LOS ANGELES, CA
Downtown Magnets High School Reviews
Rating 3.81 out of 5 351 reviews
I like how everyone is so close we are for each other, how well we get along with everyone. So many people with different backgrounds, learning something new every day.
Downtown Magnet's High School is a great school that most of my friends recommended me to go. In DMHS, I feel very safe and comfortable while being in the school's campus. I also like that my house is not far away from my school, it usually takes about 15 minutes of walking to get there. The students in this school was overall very mature and kind and respectful towards each other. I haven't receive any bullying, or cursing from anyone except my friends and it wasn't even serious because it was just joking around. However, I do feel kind of disappointed because our school is very small and crowded. As a result, we don't even have fields where we attend P.E. class. Therefore we have to travel to certain places like the parks and to do our stuff there. But over than that, this school was my school that I will tell other people about.
As a transfer student, Downtown Magnets High School offers a ton of college-preparedness resources as well as an amiable staff and students who inspire you every day to reach your goals. Being a student here would not only be educationally worth-it but also connection-wise.
Downtown Magnets was a great school for my education, but it lacked in the availability of extracurricular activities
I had an unforgettable experience here! I am very proud to say I graduated from this High School! The teachers are excellent and it is a great place for academics!
Though it is a smaller school, I find that helpful. Everything is easily accessible and everyone is familiar with each other. I am currently a senior, and although school has gone online because of COVID-19, contacting my college counselor is still very helpful. I can see that staff are working hard to keep all the same traditions and yearly schedules maintained. They work tirelessly to make sure every student in every grade have the resources they need. Of course it is a two-way street, so personally I always find the resources and information I need for classes and other thing such as senior portraits. Counselors and the college counselor always make sure seniors have what they need to apply to college, get scholarships, get internships, etc. I am very comfortable and familiar here at this school.
Downtown Magnets High School is a very diverse campus. My experience there was very mutual because most of the people there were not only friendly they were very understanding of everyone's situation. From my past experiences at schools, it was difficult for me to show others who I really am, but here I was able to be comfortable for being me which allowed me to reach out of my comfort zone try to take harder courses.
I liked that Downtown Magnets High was very diverse and many cultures are able to express their heritage. I like that in my school the teachers are very interactive with their students and try to talk to us not only about education matters but conversations regarding emotional and mental state. I like how in this school it is very diverse in the academic sense as well since there is a magnet that applies to interests and many choices for classes. I would like to see more inclusiveness where there are many groups of people and creating groups secludes people from communicating with each other. I would also like to see more college help considering you are only exposed to the application and scholar process in the beginning of senior year when you have the chance to prepare in the middle of 3rd year such as scholarships, workshops to write personal statements, and financial aid process early on so there is time to organize a step by step plan on what to start first.
My school is amazing and extremely helpful when I am confronted with any problems. My teacher Ms.Rodriguez is the best math teacher and has opened so many doors for me. My counselor Ms.Ramos is also an amazing person and as helped me out so much.
During my time at Downtown Magnets High School, It was a friendly environment where I met many new friends and amazing teachers who cared for us, not just education-wise, but for our well-being. It was a small school, but that only made it feel more like a closer community. Coming into the school, I was worried about finding new people to get in touch with, but that was an easy fix. The school was very diverse. I made so many friends from different backgrounds. You could really easily fit into your own niche group if you didn't like to stand out or wanted to, there was always a place for you to fit in. Even if you couldn't connect with people, nobody would make fun of you. Bullying was a big no-no and it was that friendliness that made me feel safe and welcomed. The counselors there were outstanding, they kept a very close relationship with you and were always willing to help. Their door was always open for you if you had any concerns, questions, or if you just felt like hanging out.
It is a rigorous school, academics are practically the main priority of the school and administrators. It’s motivating up until it all starts feeling like a competition and feeling like personal limits have to be passed. It’s small, teacher to student ratio is good enough where faculty remembers your face. Overall, there are possibly an equal amount of pros and cons, but if you want your student to learn well — this school is for them.
The students and ASB activities at DMHS were the highlight of my experience. There are so many motivated, intelligent students that care not only about their academics, but about the prevalent social issues that plague society as a whole. They are bright scholars and activists who try their best to bring light to issues that matter most. Community is valued, student voices are valued, but this is all due to the students + a few supportive teachers. More resources, more communication among staff members, and more student voices/input are needed in order to improve the school.
DMHS's staff is very inviting towards the students and the amount of dedication and effort they put into a student's education and future really shows through amount of notifications students and parents get. Knowing you have the resources at hand or someone to tell you were to look has been an assurance in my two years at this school and have always been helpful for my goals as well as to soothe any worries I've had.
It’s a really small school but we feels like a family there. We help each other out when need it. All the staff and teacher is nice and really want us to go to college. We also have after school program where the students could do the homework or waiting for parents. We have a lot of clubs, some clubs like Cambodian Club Is really for students to get to learn more about the culture and play some fun activities.
I want better and more facilities but most of the teachers are pretty young so I feel better connected to many of them. Our school is pretty small, we don't even have a field and have to go to different parks and recreation centers to do physical education. Having young teachers are great because I feel like I can relate to them better and therefore can talk and open up easily.
Well, I think that overall the school is good. Because it's so small you feel much more connected t teachers and the students. It's definitely what makes you feel at home, and they always have fun activities that engage the whole school. Academic wise I can say its good in all except math courses. Which is one of the things this school needs to work on and on college applications and FAFSA support for the students I still recommend this school because academically they push you to be the best possible student in college, the workload gets intense and there are gonna be a lot of sleepless nights, but you feel satisfied that you're being exposed to this so it won't feel as bad in college.
It's amazing academically but in no other aspect is it sports or activities involved. It is engaging and interesting being in that environment.