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     Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences Magnet, home of the Raiders, is a 1st-5th Grade magnet elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).  It is part of Local District West. It is located at 3100 W. Adams Blvd., in the historic West Adams District and is full of rich history.  

     Our school is a School of Enriched Sciences Magnet with a thematic focus on the Biosphere.  We are one of the first 4 magnets formed in LAUSD! IWe are also a school-wide Title I Program School and as such, receive federal supplemental funds that are used to support, enrich, and supplement the core academic program provided to all of our scholars. Our school is also privileged to be the only feeder school to Los Angeles Center of Enriched Studies (LACES) - a high performing, combination middle and high school which is ranked #1 in LAUSD, 19th within California and 117th in the Nation.

Our student body is comprised of approximately 250 children with two classes per grade level served by a faculty of ten classroom practitioners in total.  Each grade shares an Educational Aide or a Teacher's Aide to support our scholars and classroom practitioners' academic program.  

   Our beautiful campus is small, yet ever so charming.  It has most of the facilities we need, except we lack a gym, cafeteria, auditorium and adequate parking to accommodate both staff and visitors.  Because parking is limited, we recommend and request that parents and visitors use nearby street parking surrounding the school's perimeter. This provides our staff with the ability to conveniently park on campus where they have ready access to their classroom/work space. Visitors and parents can access the campus through the West Adams entry gate. We provide a safe school environment, so it is necessary to buzz for entry during the school day.

     Our school is under the dynamic leadership of Principal, Christian Panes. Principal Panes joined Mid-City's Prescott at the start of the 2015-2016 school year and has fostered a variety of innovations and programs to ensure that the scholars of Mid-City's Prescott receive a well rounded academic and socio-emotional school experience. Under his leadership, all of our students now have access to a personal computing device (iPad - primary grades, Google Chromebooks - upper grades) to support their learning and academic development.

Vision, Mission and Goals

Our Vision

Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences will provide an innovative elementary school learning experience where students can think, learn, and act as disciplinarians in the three branches of science: life, earth, and physical.

Our Mission

We will provide enriched classroom experiences that will be rigorous, standards-based, culturally-relevant, inter-disciplinary, and differentiated to meet the needs of diverse learners.  Teachers will utilize research based strategies for effective and motivational instruction.  This innovative model of education will allow students to make meaningful contributions to our global society during their time at Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences and serve them as they develop in preparation for college and career readiness.

Our Goals

  • 100% Attendance
  • Prepared for College, Career, and Life Success
  • Nurture our scholars to become life long learners focused on college and career readiness
  • Growth Mindset interconnected with Systems Thinking focus
  • Shared passion and compassion for our biome called Earth

LACES Connection

LACES - Los Angeles Center for Enriched Sciences - is a combination middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) located at 5931 W. 18th Street.  It is a high performing magnet school that is continuously ranked top in Los Angeles, California and the United States among high schools.

In 2011, Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences was structured to be the only feeder school to LACES.  In essence, students culminating from Mid-City's Prescott in the 5th grade are automatically eligible to attend LACES in the 6th grade.  Parents must apply via echoices.lausd.net during open enrollment to activate this eligibility status. An echoices application submittal and confirmation of acceptance is all that is required to reserve/confirm a seat. Students at other LAUSD schools need to submit an application and go through the Student Integration Services lottery process.

As many of our students matriculate to LACES it is critically important that we form a strong bond between the schools. For parents, it is important to take advantage of the LACES tour and make yourself familiar with all that LACES has to offer.  Our 5th grade teachers will begin participating in LACES' Professional Development sessions to keep up with curriculum expectations.Learn more about LACES at their website: http://lacesmagnetschool.org

School of Enriched Sciences Magnet

We are an elementary school of enriched sciences magnet program with a school focus on Globalization and a theme "Our Biosphere."

In addition to our regular classroom instruction, we partner with community entities to enhance our science program. Enrich LA  offers our scholars first-hand experiences with gardening activities that provide opportunities to interact with our school's edible garden and the pollinator garden as they discover information about the various biomes on our campus, and learn about our impact on earth. We also partner with Mobile Math & Science Labs under the direction of Dr. Batie where hands-on lab activities provide scholarly exposure to the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) to support our scholars as they develop science acumen. Cedar Sinai is also a community partner in our endeavor to promote science as it relates to "Healthy Habits." Systems thinking, our newly adopted approach, allows us to integrate all aspects of our curriculum to promote inter-connectedness across all disciplines.

We view our school site as a living laboratory where students have access to usable information and data to connect our academic goals seamlessly to real world experiences. In the near future, we endeavor to enhance our science program by safely embedding a nocturnal camera in our Historic Fig Tree. The nocturnal camera will grant students access to view real-life as it occurs via a live feed to our school website. 

Title I

We are a school-wide Title I Program School.

We participate in the BIC (Breakfast in the Classroom) Program. All students are served breakfast each morning from 7:50 a.m. until 8:15 a.m.