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    A message from Cora Watkins, Director,

    Community Schools Initiatives


    A critical component of the LA Unified Community Schools model is the belief in shared governance and leadership practices. It is more than one of the Four Pillars, it is the "through line" that supports all other pillar work.  This pillar is at the heart of and quintessential to building trust.  And since collaboration builds at the speed of trust, the work around this pillar must be emphasized from the time a school applies to become a Community School and then every day thereafter.
    A great starting point for work related to this pillar is to re-examine and assess  existing structures within the school.  Weed out the ineffective and focus on making the remaining structures  more collaborative and elevate the critical role that each plays in reaching the student outcomes your school aspires to achieve. 
    One way that LA Unified Community Schools are unique both in LA and across the country is in the way that the Local School Leadership Council, School Site Council, and English Learner Advisory Council interface and coexist to center the school decision making and budget design on social and language justice. - Cora
    For additional information, please contact Esperanza Martinez at or Cora Watkins at


    Upcoming Events

    • July 29 - Orientation Session for Cohort 3 Principal & CS Coordinators


    • August 1 thru 5 - Community Schools Summer PD
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  • Community Schools


74th Street Elementary School

Alta California Elementary School

Alta Loma Elementary School

Catskill Elementary School

Euclid Avenue Elementary School

Farmdale Elementary School

Miramonte Elementary School

93rd Street Elementary School

Van Nuys Elementary School

Vine Street Elementary School

Walnut Park Elementary School

Middle School

Marina Del Rey Middle School


High School

L.A. Global Studies at Miguel Contreras 

Mendez High School

Panorama High School

Polytechnic High School

Woodrow Wilson High School 


Baldwin Hills Elementary

Carlos Santana Arts Academy

Ellen Ochoa Learning Center

Gardner Street Elementary School

Hillcrest Drive Elementary School

Logan Academy of Global Ecology

Lucille Roybal-Allard Elementary

Palms Elementary School 

Sharp Avenue Elementary


Middle School

Audubon Middle School  

Carver Middle School 


High School

 Augustus F. Hawkins High School

 Susan Dorsey Miller High School


Elementary Schools 

Hillcrest Dr. Elementary School


Purche Elementary School


Trinity Elementary School 


High Schools 

Academic Leadership Community

Venice High School  


John H. Liecthy Middle School

Boyle Heights 

Hollenbeck Middle School

Menedez High School


107th Street Elementary School 

99th Street Elementary School

Grape Street Elementary School

Markham Middle School 

Jordan High School

West Los Angeles

Webster Middle School

Mark Twain Middle School

Hamilton High School

South LA

Clinton Middle School

Santee Educational Complex

Elementary School

109th Street Elementary

Belvedere Elementary School

Ford Blvd. Elementary



Middle School


Belvedere Middle School

San Fernando Middle School

Univ. Pathways Public Service Academy



High School


Communication and Technology, Diego Rivera LC

East LA Performing Arts Magnet, Torres HS

East LA Renaissance Academy, Torres HS

George Washington Prep. HS

Humanitas Academy of Arts and Technology

Public Service Community School, Diego Rivera LC

San Fernando HS

Social Justice Leadership Academy

Torres High School Engineering and Technology


Leo Politi Elementary

UCLA Community School

Horace Mann UCLA Community School

Social Justice Humanitas