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Los Angeles, CA
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822 West 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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(213) 748-0126
(213) 744-1608
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June 22, 2014
Great school excellent administration and staff and outstanding academic endeavor. I am positive sure that my son will earn the best education in science math and engineering because his dream is to become an aerospace engineer. Thanks LAUSD/USC CAE Magnet school high school for taking excellent care of my son.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
As an ex teacher at 32nd Street I am surprised at the lack of current (only 2) comments here. I have run into about 2 dozen parents in the past year, and their overall feeling is that 32nd is on shaky ground. Their stellar vocal music teacher is gone, much turn over since 2010, and policies that the SSC and parents did not ask for. It seems that now that parent uproar removed various teachers, no one is willing to admit that there are still problems there. USC name sake or not, those children are wonderful and deserve a stable and supportive environment - from what parents told me, that is not the case, even after several issues seemed fixed to parents liking..

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2013
As a concerned parent I encourage others to visit their childrens classroom often. I visited recently and I was incredibly surprised to see that there were over 30 students assigned to ONE teacher. How can she have time to work independently with each and everyone of them? What if my child needs additional help or individual attention. There was no aide either. I agree with the previous comment, lets voice our concerns. This only benefits our children. Their learning experience would be so much easier for them.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
32nd Street Magnet School Is headed in a right direction with the addition of a great hands-on principal Mr. Gonzalez and a enthusiastic resource staff. I have 3 children that come to 32nd and we always knew we had great teachers but now it seems everything is coming together. The website is up to date, we have more USC programs for our students, staff is cleaning up school, friendly personnel and people seem to listen to your concerns. We are headed in the right direction get involved.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2011
I advice all parents to excercise their rights as parents. Ask to speak to the principal and if you dont get the responce that you need write a letter address it to the principal make a copy and send it to here boss. George McKenna superintendent district 7 323-242-1300. Remember your children deserves as much respect as administration. And, Yes Ms. Tate can be dificult but remember she is their for the students not for her health. Before this year i use to feel more welcome. It's starting to feel like less of a community

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2011
I must say this school is by far the worst school Ive attended. The teachers here are very difficult to understand and only care about getting paid and not the well being of the students education. The staff is terrible and uncommitted. The courses offered here are limited and not taken seriously. If you are planning to send your child here take note that this is a terrible school but a great day care.

- submitted by a community member
July 31, 2011
I used to do to this school not so long ago. It was the best middle school experience i had. all my teachers cared about my well-being and academics, and the principal was very fitting for the school. Others might complain about it being bad, but this school is small & a safe, family-like community. It's what you make of your experience while you're there. I just knew how to make the most of what I had.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2011
I used to go the 32nd St and my experience was the worst. I was teased everyday by students and the teachers only care about getting paid. They don't even teach and do their jobs. The principal is impossible to get a hold of and the staff acts like they're superior and treated us like garbage. I loved the day when I left that school

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2011
I am a sophmore at this school and i can tell you im having the worst time of my life here. The teachers are their to get paid thats it. I literally see kids smoke in the back of the school and on the way to PE. Since I arrived at the school i Havent learned not one thing and surprisingly my CST have gone down dramatically. I had a almost Advance in Algebra 1 in middle school and a Far Below Basic in geometry taking the class there. I would rather take my chance at MANUAL ARTS.

- submitted by a community member
February 17, 2010
it really trys to help each of the students there

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 06, 2009
32nd st is a really cool school, i been there since kinder and i love my school .there like my second family. all the teachers are wonderlful . mr.denicola is the best math teacher. And mr.william is a god teacher he teaches choir and he trys to make your voice better and this school is really important for me because this school is so protective. i love this school.and im planning t0 put my family there and more.

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2008
I have attended this school since 1st grade and i love the teachers. they really make sure that you understand what your learning especially Mrs. Smith. The staff is great and the principal is loving and caring. The school gives great oppurtunities and if your child is interested in participating in them then they have a chance.they also reward hard working children. i love my school!

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2007
I thought the school was very interesting, but during the years there were a lot of fights....also a lot of new middle school teachers have come.... I have been there since 6th grade and every year there are new teachers..... The staff gives an impression like they dont care and and only SOME of the teachers seem like they care and actually try to help the student pass the class..... Overall the school is satisfactory in my opinion. ^-^

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2007
My daughter has attended since 6th grade (she left a review as well). There has been a very high turn over in the principal's office in the past two years. Teacher quality is a crap-shoot. Last year was the worst with no communication regarding classroom performance whatsoever which led to her attending summer school for the first time. This year is much better with teachers emailing frequently. My daughter's English teacher this year is very focused on SAT and High School prep work. Miss Tate is helpful when you can reach her yourself. Miss Becker is always available and very helpful - but is not a miracle worker. Art and Music classes are plentiful, but repetitious and remedial. The proximity to USC does not offer any benefit to Middle School students and is a safety

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
i Love this school! I have been at this school since i was in the seventh grade. I currently go to USC MAST high school and it is a very good school!

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2007
As a parent, I like the interaction of students as in a family: K to 12 grade. The youngest play with the older students and they know each other. Most interesting, students know who's parent is walking in the playground! However they need more classrooms for the high school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
Sue Becker is the greatest. She is very caring and goes above and beyond to make 32nd Street great!

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
My children were given the opportunity to attend 32nd Street USC in Sept 2003. Our decision (husband)for them to attend were based upon academic performance, API scoring and word of mouth from many parents. However I must say we have been very disappointed with the many turn-over of teachers, very little staff involvement, overwhelming elementary assignments, and the lack of middle school assignments. The API scoring has dropped dramatically. I must say in the beginning we were very pleased with this hiddent diamond. However I'm wondering if University of So. Cal (USC) is now embarrassed that this school bears its name. Mr. T the new principal has his work cut out for him. I pray things will turn around

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2006
I have not seen any academic improvement. To much tension throughout all staff. Its in great need of improvement in all educational & extracurricular activities. Its seems we are losing a lot of quality teachers in the past years. I hope to see some improvement with new principal. Much more parent involvement needed. My sons seems not to be challenge enough. More security throughout school. I have never come across in gang activity. Textbooks are need in class to avoid youth carrying them on a daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2006
Academically, this school was highly disappointing. I almost literally learned nothing during my time there. This school does not prepare students for high school, let alone college. Its writing and math programs are weak. There are hardly any extracurricular activities to partake in.

- submitted by a former student
May 24, 2006
The academic program here will not prepare your child for college. It is weak and the environment is not intense. The the teachers do not challenge the students. The teachers don't really care how students are progressing. There is no SAT preparation. Just look at the API index and average SAT score. If you want your child to sit back and relax send him/her here!

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2006
I'm so disappointed with 32nd St. School. I thought that being a performing arts magnet there would be more offered by the school. If I would've known that this school graded so poorly for a performing arts school, I would've chosen another school. The teachers for the most part are not really interested in more than just getting by. There is no enthusiasm for the performing arts compared to other schools of the arts. Highly, highly disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
One of my son's teachers was fine, but overall they are very mixed in quality. The school has poor facilities, and the main office seems totally uninterested. My attempts to discuss problems with administrators--first the vice principal, then the principal--have yielded no results whatsoever.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2004
This schools is a good school. The size of it provides a safe enviornment for the students. The small number of students allow for a greater understanding from the teachers. It's like on big family. I Like it. Eeryone knows everyone and that allows for a close knitgroup. The principal is down to earth and loves her 'babies' as she calls us. The teachers are helpful overall, and sometimes give challenging projects. The only problem with this school is we don't have a gym, or a field, or a decent auditorium, or a lab. We need those things.

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2004
The school has it's advantages and disadvantages. Being that the school is so small, it's lots that they are unable to offer. The test scores for the school are lower than desired, compared to state averages. As I said previously, it has it advantages and some neat things that go on there, but overall I'm not sure that 'magnet' schools like this one are necessary a benefit.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2003
32nd street is a wonderful school.The school is very culturely diverse,which gives the children an opportunity to get to know people from many different backrounds. Dr. Gerr the principle, is an remarkable lady who has done wonderful job with the school. The whole 32nd street staff is great,they have created a safe,comfortable,learning enviornment for our children. If your child has the opportunity to go to 32nd street,I would highly recommend you don't pass it by.

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Thirty-Second Street Usc Performing Arts
822 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90007
(213) 748-0126
Last modified Thirty-Second Street Usc Performing Arts is a Public school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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