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Los Angeles Unified School District

333 S. Beaudry Ave., 24th floor

Los Angeles, CA  90017

Los Angeles School District is the 2nd largest school district in the country.  There are 891 schools, servicing 617,798 students.  Of the 891 schools, there are 518 elementary schools, 126 middle schools, 127 high schools, 19 special education schools and 101 other types of schools.  The total area is 710 square miles.  LAUSD services the city of Los Angeles and the following communities.

The cities within LAUSD include:

Cudahy Maywood
Gardena San Fernando
Huntington Park Vernon
Lomita West Hollywood

The cities that LAUSD have some schools located in include:

Alhambra* Long Beach
Bell Los Angeles
Bell Gardens Lynwood
Beverly Hills Montebello
Calabasas* Monterey Park
Carson Rancho Palos Verde
City of Commerce Rolling Hills Estates
Culver City Santa Clarita*
Downey Santa Monica
El Segundo South Gate
Hawthorne South Pasadena*
Inglewood Torrance

*Small amount of land with no enrollment in LAUSD.

LAUSD Ethnic Statistics are as follows:

American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 3.6%
Black, not Hispanic 10.8%
Filipino 2.3%
Hispanic 74.2%
Pacific Islander 0.3%
White, not Hispanic 8.4%

The special education division of LAUSD has a number of committees designed to assist parents with questions or concerns they have regarding their child.

  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC):  The committee consists of parents, professionals and community members, who support students with disabilities.
  • Special Education Multicultural Advisory Committee (SEMAC):  They host monthly training meetings to assist parents with areas of concern.
  • Complaint Response Unit/Parent Resource Network (CRU/PRN):  They help parents who have concerns regarding their child with a disability.

The Special Education Department has a large number of programs and services for students, once they are found eligible, to assist them in receiving Free Appropriate Public Education.

Supports and Services are as follows:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Infant/Pre-School
Visually Impaired (VI) Adaptive Physical Education
Assistive Technology Program (AT) Audiological Services
In Home or Hospital Program Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
Speech and Language Transition Services


LAUSD Special Education Policies and Procedures Manual

Learn about Individualized Education Programs (IEP).  

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