Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
DMHS continues to receive recognition for our students’ outstanding performance and our staff’s dedicated work. DMHS was recognized as a National Magnet School of Excellence, US News & World Report top five LAUSD high school, and the third ranked high school in the district according to the School Quality and Improvement Index. Our Smarter Balanced English and math scores are among the district’s highest. We also have received national teacher of the year and district teacher of the year recognition. These accolades are a testament to our collective hard work.
Parent and community partnership is critical to ensuring every student is successful. You can stay informed by logging onto www.downtownmagnets.org. You can also contact any staff member through our website. LAUSD is also improving functionality to allow real time access for parents regarding grades, attendance, and other school information through the LAUSD Passport platform. More information will be coming throughout the year.
Our instructional focus will continue to be 21st century skill development. Specifically, we will target student development of critical and creative thinking skills. You will be invited to participate in instructional rounds to provide feedback throughout the year.
I thank you in advance for your active participation at DMHS. Our collaborative partnership is integral to the success of the school. I look forward to working with you as we continue to create opportunities for our students to maximize their unlimited potential. Stop by to introduce yourself throughout the year. The 2016-17 school year will be our best year yet!
Dr. Jared DuPree