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 need. But we don’t have room for everyone. Make sure that your student gets the education they deserve.

 2018-2019 School Year! Please apply at:  echoices.lausd.net

Please apply for the Late Magnet Application!

Come take a tour, we would love to meet you! Tours: Wednesday at 11:40 am and Fridays at 9:15 am.

Nationally Recognized

U.S. News and World Report has ranked our school as one of the country’s best high schools for our performance in the 2015-16 academic year. We are 837th out of 20,487 evaluated schools, which puts us in the top 4% nationwide! We are the 8th best magnet in LAUSD, the 17th best in California, and the 129th best nationwide (top 13%). Overall, we ranked 140th out of 2,099 evaluated schools in the state of California (top 6%).

Daniel Pearl Magnet High School is the highest ranking LAUSD High School in the San Fernando Valley.

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.