|Los Angeles County High School for the Arts|
5151 State University Drive
|School district||Los Angeles County Office of Education|
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA, //) is a visual and performing arts high school located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) in Los Angeles, California, United States.
LACHSA is a public and tuition-free school. Most people identify the school by its aesthetic campus along with its ability to offer both college preparatory courses and conservatory style training. Though it shares facilities with Cal State LA, the two schools' activities are usually separate. It is operated by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. LACHSA maintains a unique affiliation with International Polytechnic High School, which is also run by LACOE.
The school specializes in the training of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and film. It is one of two arts high schools in Los Angeles that allows students from any district within Los Angeles County to attend, the other being Charter High School of the Arts in Van Nuys. Acceptance into the school is based on an audition process for the approximately 130 spots available for incoming students, about 90% of whom are freshmen. In 2011 more than 1000 students auditioned, the highest number ever.
The school has five departments, Dance, Music (Vocals and Instrumental), Theatre, Visual Arts, and Cinematic Arts (Film). There is also a double major offered for Musical Theatre. The Music Department has the most students, followed by the Theatre Department, Visual Arts, Dance, and Cinematic Arts.
In late March 2013, LACHSA officially moved to its brand new building on the edge of Cal State LA's campus. It has three stories, the third floor being a black box theater, where most performances from the school take place.
As of 2019 the total minority enrollment is 56%, and 8% of students are economically disadvantaged. L.A. County High School for the Arts is 1 of 24 high schools in the Los Angeles County Office Of Education.
LACHSA serves around 565 students in grades nine through twelve, with a student-teacher ratio of 10:1. Full-time teachers 57.
|Hispanic and Latino American||25%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|White European Americans||44%|
- LACHSA received a GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10.
- 165 in Los Angeles metropolitan area High Schools
- 356 in California High Schools
- 2,315 in National Rankings
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- Angel Blue, opera singer
- Phoebe Bridgers, singer and songwriter
- Daniel Brummel, bassist
- Monica Calhoun, actress
- Sadie Calvano, actress on the CBS series Mom
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- Gerald Clayton, Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist and composer
- Zoey Deutch, actress
- Clea DuVall, actress
- Jenna Elfman, actor
- Michael Fitzpatrick, the lead vocalist and principal songwriter of Fitz and The Tantrums
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- Drew Garrett, actor
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- Josh Groban, singer
- The Hound, singer
- Taran Killam, actor on Saturday Night Live
- Josefina Lopez, playwright
- Christina Milian, pop singer
- Ryan Scott Oliver, musical theatre composer and lyricist
- Gretchen Parlato, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist and composer
- Marla Sokoloff, actress and musician
- Tammy Townsend, actress and singer
- McKenzie Westmore, actress on Passions and host of Syfy's Face Off
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- Finn Wittrock, actor on American Horror Story: Freak Show
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