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Overview

​​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).  Located in the historic West Adams district at 3100 W. Adams Blvd., our beautiful and charming campus with green space, a vegetable garden, and mature trees has a rich history. We are one of the first four magnets formed in LAUSD as a School of Enriched Sciences Magnet with a thematic focus on the Biosphere. Our school has gone through several variations as a K-12, K-8 and now 1-5 grade elementary school. The current school program configuration is the result of a $3,000,000 grant made by the U.S. Department of Education between 2010-2013 to create an environment of learning for the future scientists and mathematicians of the world. 

Our student body comprises approximately 250 children with two classes per grade served by a faculty of ten classroom practitioners.  Each grade shares an Educational Aide or a Teacher's Aide to support our scholars and classroom practitioners' academic programs. Our small school population contributes to an intimate learning environment through the lens of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) where staff knows every child’s name. Our school is under the dynamic leadership of Principal Phyllis Bradford. Principal Bradford joined Mid-City's Prescott at the start of the 2021-2022 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 socioemotional school experience. 

In addition to our regular classroom instruction, we partner with community entities to enhance our science and arts activities. Enrich LA offers our scholars first-hand experiences with gardening activities to interact with our school's edible garden, pollinator garden, and composting program as they discover and learn information about our campus biome and our impact on the environment. Music and drama teachers provide creative opportunities for our scholars to create and perform. 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. 

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a community partner at LAUSD schools in the Mid-City area, hosting the "Healthy Habits." program, a series of virtual and in-person workshops and educational resources for both students and families advocating health and nutrition, exercise, and health screenings.

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. 

As a Title I program school, we receive supplemental funds that are used to support and enrich the core academic program provided to all of our scholars. As a magnet school, students within city boundaries can attend our school with transportation provided by bus. 

Mid-City's Prescott is part of Local District West in the Fairfax Community of Schools.

Vision, Mission and Goals

Our Vision

Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences provides 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

Our mission is to provide enriched classroom experiences that are rigorous, standards-based, culturally-relevant, interdisciplinary, 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 allows students to make meaningful contributions to a global society during their time at Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences and beyond and serve them as they develop in preparation for college and career readiness.

Our Goals

  • Achieve 100% Attendance

  • Prepare for College, Career, and Life Success

  • Nurture scholars to become lifelong learners focused on college and career readiness

  • Foster growth mindset interconnected with Systems Thinking focus

  • Inspire shared passion and compassion for our Earth

Title I

We are a school-wide Title I Program School. As such, we receive supplemental funds that are used to support and enrich the core academic program provided to all of our scholars. 

 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.

LACES CONNECTION

In 2011, Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences was structured as the only feeder school to the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Sciences (LACES), a high performing and highly ranked combination middle and high school magnet located at 5931 W. 18th Street. Students culminating from Mid-City's Prescott in the 5th grade are automatically eligible to attend LACES in the 6th grade after applying via echoices.