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Public Schools in Los Angeles

There are hundreds, possibly thousands of Public Schools in Los Angeles County, and we’re listing all of the 80+ School Districts here so you can find info about schools in your community.

LA County is home to the 2nd largest school district in the United States: Los Angeles Unified School District, also known as LAUSD. But there are at least 80 other districts, each with multiple schools, scattered all around our large SoCal region.

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Public School is Free to Attend

Technically this is true, because public schools are considered “Tuition-Free,” but of course there are still costs to running schools. The funding comes from taxpayer dollars, from the County, State and Federal levels. So as a taxpayer in the State of California, you have helped to pay for public schools.

However, when you send your children to a public school (or a public charter school), you will not be charged any tuition or fees.

Charter School are Public Schools, too (see our article about Charter Schools here)

LAUSD Magnet Schools and Other Specialized Options

Within LAUSD, certain schools have been designated as Magnet Schools, and that means they focus on a specific theme. Some Magnet School specialize in Languages, STEM programs, Visual and Performing Arts, and Highly Gifted programs – but there are over 300 Magnets to choose from, so please click over to the LAUSD Magnets website to find out more.

I want to learn about my Home School

As opposed to Homeschooling (see our Guide to Homeschooling here), each public school is designated as a Home School for a family, according to their address. For parents with young children, or parents who’ve relocated here, each school district has information about which school is your child’s default school.

And each district has different rules about how to switch from having your child attend their home school or another, so if that applies to you, you’ll need to check with each of them.

Public School District Information for LA County

These are the largest school districts in LA County.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)

Beverly Hills Unified School District

Burbank Unified School District

Culver City Unified School District

Las Virgenes Unified School District

Long Beach Unified School District

Manhattan Beach Unified School District

Pasadena Unified School District

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

Public School Districts in Los Angeles County – Alphabetical Listings

ABC Unified School District
Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District
Alhambra Unified School District
Antelope Valley Union High School District
Arcadia Unified School District
Azusa Unified School District
Baldwin Park Unified School District
Bassett Unified School District
Bellflower Unified School District
Bonita Unified School District
Castaic Unified School District
Centinela Valley Union High School District
Charter Oak Unified School District
Claremont Unified School District
Compton Unified School District
Covina-Valley Unified School District
Conejo Valley Unified School District
Downey Unified School District
Duarte Unified School District
East Whittier City School District
Eastside Union School District
El Monte City School District
El Monte Union High School District
El Rancho Unified School District
El Segundo Unified School District
Garvey School District
Glendale Unified School District
Glendora Unified School District
Gorman Joint School District
Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District
Hawthorne School District
Hermosa Beach City School District
Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Unified School District
Inglewood School District
Keppel Union School District
La Cañada Unified School District
Lancaster School District
Lawndale Elementary School District
Lennox School District
Little Lake City School District
Los Nietos School District
Lowell Joint School District
Lynwood Unified School District
Monrovia Unified School District
Montebello Unified School District
Mountain View School District
Newhall School District
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Palmdale Unified School District
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Paramount Unified School District
Pomona Unified School District
Redondo Beach Unified School District
Rosemead School District
Rowland Unified School District
San Gabriel Unified School District
San Marino Unified School District
Saugus Unified School District
South Pasadena Unified School District
South Whittier School District
Sulphur Springs Union School District
Temple City Unified School District
Torrance Unified School District
Valle Lindo School District
Walnut Valley Unified School District
West Covina Unified School District
Westside Union School District
Whittier City School District
Whittier Union High School School District
William S. Hart Union High School District
Wilsona School District
Wiseburn Unified School District

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