A Place to Belong


Welcome to DPMHS, LAUSD’s smallest stand-alone comprehensive high school. We offer a safe, supportive learning environment in which every student benefits from rigorous academics and a focus on journalism and communications. They also have the chance to work on an award-winning student newspaper, perform in a thriving music program, and play sports.  98-100% of our seniors have graduated over the last 4 years.

Because we’re a small school, your student has a better chance of getting the attention they deserve. But we don’t have room for everyone. Make sure that your student gets the education they deserve.

2016-2017 Meal applications can be completed on-line: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/852 

All applications regardless of qualification bring necessary funding to our school.  Filling out an application is like a free donation to our school!



Nationally Recognized

usnews bannerU.S. News and World Report has ranked our school as one of the country’s best high schools for our performance in the 2012-16 academic year. We are 845th out of 19,908 evaluated schools, which puts us in the top 4% nationwide! We are the 5th best magnet in LAUSD, the 16th best in California, and the 120th best nationwide. Overall, we ranked 134th out of 2,099 evaluated schools in the state of California.

Daniel Pearl Magnet has out performed local charter and non-magnet high schools based on district measures.  We are so proud of the excellence that we are achieving.