About CMCS

Community Magnet Charter School is a National Blue Ribbon elementary school in the Los Angeles Unified School District serving grades K-5. The school is located in the canyons above Westwood in the Bel Air neighborhood.img-47

Students at Community Magnet Charter School come from all over the city through the LAUSD magnet program. Application to Community Magnet Charter School are done exclusively through the LAUSD Choices (Magnet) program. Applications are done online at https://echoicesapplication.lausd.net/  Visit the Application process page for more information on applying to Community Magnet Charter school.

We Love CMCSWith a student body of 470 from communities across Los Angeles, Community Magnet Charter School has an active parent support and fundraising organization through Community Friends and Family.  The fundraising website - www.welovecmcs.com - features information on upcoming school events and ways that parents can get involved.

Tours of Community Magnet Charter School are scheduled throughout the year.  Please visit the Community Magnet Charter School 2011/2012 calendar page for upcoming tour dates.


Community Magnet Charter School emphasizes the study of humanities and the social sciences through a multicultural perspective. We are a diverse school community committed to developing the character and full learning potential of all students through cooperation among all stakeholders (students, teachers, instrumental music specialists, administrators, parents and support staff).

Community Magnet School strives to create confident, responsible young people whose self-esteem, interpersonal and critical thinking skills prepare them for success in the ever changing global community.

Community Magnet School provides a secure and caring environment, which fosters creativity, mutual respect and a life long love of learning.