Downtown Magnets High School
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|Downtown Magnets High School|
1081 West Temple Street
|Student to teacher ratio||21.87|
|Athletics conference||CIF Los Angeles City Section|
|Website||DMHS Official Website|
The school was founded in 1981 with a specialization in business training. The school was named Downtown Business Magnet High School and was constructed near the Four-Level Interchange on the site of the defunct Custer Middle School. The school's first class consisted of 55 sophomores from different neighborhoods around LAUSD. By 1994, FCC & EIM were formed.
Downtown Business Magnet (DBM)Edit
The Downtown Business Magnet (DBM) was the first magnet at Downtown and is the largest, with approximately 45% of the school's population. The curriculum includes Accounting, Business Organization, Corporate Management, Sales, Entrepreneurship, careers, international relations, and the use of technology in business.
Fashion Careers Center (FCC)Edit
The FCC magnet was established in 1991 to educate students on the design and fabrication of general clothing apparel.
Electronic Information Magnet (EIM)Edit
EIM (est. 1994) has the second largest student population out of the three magnets and includes studies in Computer Science, Computer Programming and Web Design. This most recent addition to DMHS began in collaboration with several local business leaders, LAUSD Board Members, and the Los Angeles Central Library.
Currently, EIM holds a constant collaboration with the Los Angeles Central Library. Both DMHS and the Central Library are used as instruction sites. In addition to the Central Library, EIM shares a partnership with Los Angeles City College (LACC).
Grings College CenterEdit
For over 23 years, Carol Grings devoted her efforts to the Downtown Magnets College Center and other school programs. When she died in 2005, the College Center was renamed the Grings College Center in her honor.
Academic Performance Index (API)Edit
The Academic Performance Index (API) measures the academic progress of schools across the state of California. Since the 2007-2008 school year, Downtown Magnets has placed number one in Local District 4 thanks to the continual growth of its API. Its scores are as follows:
The aforementioned data is provided by the California Department of Education. 
Advanced Placement (AP) CoursesEdit
Downtown Magnets offers a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. For the 2010-2011 school year, they include:
- Art History
- AP Biology
- Calculus AB/BC
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- English Literature & Composition
- English Language & Composition
- Human Geography
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Literature
- U.S. Government & Politics
- U.S. History
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