King/Drew Magnet High School Of Medicine And Science

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Established in 1982



For over 35 years, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science has lived up to Dr. King’s belief that justice in health care must come about through equal opportunity founded in a rigorous education. Our school’s purpose has always been to give each child access to a first class education and exposure to health and science careers. We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Charles Drew in connecting our college preparatory curriculum to the community we serve. The Medicine and Science Careers Program of King/Drew has been the centerpiece of our school’s curriculum since its establishment. Our program provides a unique opportunity for students to access experience-based learning in environments including hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, and university facilities.  We are a thriving community of learners and leaders. We believe in Nelson Mandela’s stirring words: “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in {our} hands to make a difference.”


The eCHOICES application and brochure are available at LAUSD eChoices beginning October 2nd and due Friday, November 17, 2023, 5:00 P.M. to Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of Integration, 333 S. Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90017. Online applicants can print, receive their confirmation immediately, and make changes to their application up to the deadline. Notifications will be sent to the email address used to complete the application. Check that your student's residential address is within the LAUSD boundaries at


Students are selected with a priority point system for magnet schools based on the Court Order to address the five harms of racial isolation: low academic achievement, overcrowded conditions, interracial hostility and intolerance, lack of access to postsecondary opportunities, and low self-esteem. Priority points are based on the following criteria: Matriculation from another magnet program, Waiting List, Overcrowded homeschool, Predominately Hispanic Black Asian or Other Non-Anglo (PHBAO) homeschool and Sibling attending the same magnet program. 


Applications for the Magnet Program not postmarked or received by the Los Angeles Unified School District by Friday, November 17, 2023 5:00 P.M. are considered late. Applications received after the deadline do not receive priority points, will be pulled once the wait list is exhausted, and are only considered if space is available.


The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), in cooperation with the Compton Unified School District (CUSD), offers a limited number of 9th grade openings at King/Drew Magnet HS of Medicine and Science.  These openings are ONLY available to residents of Compton Unified School District (CUSD).


Please complete the LAUSD eChoices application by Friday, November 17, 2023, 5:00 P.M. with King/Drew Magnet HS as the only choice. Students applying to the program must submit a transcript which includes the report card from their current CUSD School or private/charter/parochial school for the first semester of 8th grade.  Submit transcripts to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Office of Integration, 333 S. Beaudry Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90017 via email to [email protected]et to the attention of Compton/King Drew Application. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to ensure that the report card is received by February 2, 2024.  The information submitted will be verified with CUSD.  CUSD resident students who are selected for the King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science are not eligible for transportation.  If you have questions regarding the program, please call Student Integration Services at (213) 241-4177.



Transportation / Home is provided for LAUSD students when they apply for the Magnet Program which is part of the eCHOICES application and brochure. Transportation is provided for LAUSD applicants if they reside outside a five-mile radius or outside the magnet school attendance boundary, whichever is farther. Compton residents are not eligible for transportation.

Click on Transportation Eligibility Map and then enter your home address to see if you qualify: 

Transportation Eligibility Map for King/Drew Magnet HS of Medicine and Science



  • Utilize an email address that you check frequently for your student’s application submission. 
  • Keep track of your email confirmation that your application has been accepted into the magnet portal that you should receive directly after completing the application.
  • Only on-time applicants are eligible for priority points.
  • LAUSD Applicants are allowed to select up to 3 schools for the eChoices application.
Please note, if you select King/Drew as your first choice, but select a 2nd and/or 3rd choice, if your application is not initially selected and your student is accepted into your 2nd or 3rd choice, you will not appear on the King/Drew waiting list. A late application would need to be completed in order to be placed on the Late list.


Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Soto, Magnet Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Google Voice: (424) 242-9025



Through a learning community focused on medicine and science, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science will develop students who achieve their highest academic, career and personal potential.


We engage our students in a rigorous program of academic study beginning with an emphasis on medicine and science. Students develop essential skills in critical thinking, scientific inquiry, effective communication, technology, and personal growth—forging multiple paths to success in a dynamic 21st century world.