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As the nationís second largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves more than 600, 000 students.* Our student population is diverse and culturally rich.

The District, which encompasses the city of Los Angeles and several neighboring cities, offers exceptional opportunities for teachers. We believe teachers are shapers of the future, and we are committed to educational reform and innovative instructional programs that are aligned to state standards. The LAUSD provides a supportive and dynamic environment for making a difference in young lives and enriching the student-teacher experience.

Opportunities

The District offers:

Over 891 schools and centers, including 518 elementary, 126 middle and 127 comprehensive senior high schools.
Year-round and traditional school year calendars
Variety of school reform models
A maximum of 24 students in all K-3 classrooms and selected secondary English and mathematics courses
Innovative instructional programs
Technology-enriched classrooms
Special Education teacher
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New Teacher Resources and Support Services

The District, through its schools and offices, provides many teacher resources and support services to complement and strengthen the instructional program. Teachers receive instructional support services through resource personnel, District-developed curriculum materials, and the latest in multimedia equipment. District teacher resources and support services include:

Classroom and curriculum instructional advisors and teacher coaches
Special program support (Title 1, Bilingual, Special Education)
Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA)
New Teacher Training Academy
District Library Services
Instructional technology classes
Free Internet access
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District Facts
Schools K-12**  
Elementary (pre K to grade 5)
518
Middle (grades 6 to 8)
126
Senior High (grades 9-12)
127
Multilevel (pre k-grade 12)
19
   
Special Schools and Centers K-12  
Special Education
19
Continuation High Schools
40
Opportunity Schools & AEWC
31
Community Day Schools (CDS)
11
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Total K-12

891

Student Diversity*
African American
10.8%
Asian
3.6%
Hispanic
74.2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native
0.3%
Filipino
2.3%
Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
8.4%

* Based on 2009-10 enrollment

**Includes 173 Magnet Programs



HR Mission Statement:
The Human Resources Division will staff all schools and offices with qualified certificated employees who will educate and support our diverse student population.