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PSAT for 9th, 10th and 11th graders on Wednesday, 10/19 at 8 am

Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday, 10/21 at 11:15 am, parents welcome to attend!

Varsity Homecoming Game at 7 pm on Friday, 10/21... Come support our athletes, cheer team, drill team, band and drum-line! . . .This is the Performing Arts Magnet High School for the Eastside.... Apply online at echoices.lausd.net ..... Call 323-265-6725 for more information ..

Vision & Mission

To establish a model performing arts academy in East Los Angeles for all students interested in the arts, who will achieve at high levels in the classroom, performance, and prepare students for success in college and professions.

The mission of the East Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy is to develop creative, contributing members of society through a standards-based curriculum featuring rigorous interdisciplinary instruction that is rich in the performing arts, and by working with community and media & entertainment industry leaders to give our students the experience necessary to achieve our vision.




Torres East LA Performing Arts Magnet is a school where academically rigorous learning experiences are matched with high quality arts education and professional partnerships to prepare student for college and citizenship in the 21st century. If you want to attend our school for the 2017-18 School Year, be sure to complete an online application.  The on-time application window is from October 3- November 10. To complete the magnet application, please follow the directions listed below:


  1. Go to the website: apply.lausd.net
  2. On the right hand column click on the “apply for echoices”
  3. Click on the link “Click here to create a parent account”
  4. Fill in the parent/guardians first, last name and email
  5. Sign in to your email account
  6. Click on the link from applyforschools
  7. Create a password (hint: make it easy to remember)
  8. Complete the Parent Profile
  9. Click on “Add a Student”
  10. Add your child’s basic information. Make sure you use the same address that you used in the parent profile.
  11. Once the student is added, click on the pull down menu “Application”
  12. Select “Magnet/PWT”
  13. Click “Apply”
  14. Many details will be auto-filled in. Scroll down to the PROGRAM section of the application and select “Torres E LA Perf Arts Magnet”
  15. Click the box next to “I agree that I have read the Choices brochure and agree to the terms and conditions of the Magnet application. *
  16. Click “Submit Application”


Now you have applied! We will be reaching out to you in March with the status of your application and to offer you acceptance into the magnet.


In our efforts to make testing as positive an experience as possible, English Language Development classes will be using Kagan Strategies to enhance reading/writing skill acquisition through collaboration.  Though not really a radically new idea, testing throughout the District will be shifting from a paper-and-pencil approach to a more cutting edge collaborative model where students work in teams to develop their reading/writing skills (socialized intelligence).  Use of online resources prepares our students for the job force of the 21st Century.


Why Choose a Magnet ! On the English language arts portion of the test, 55% of LAUSD magnet students met or exceeded the state’s new learning standards, compared with 39% of students in local charters, the district report showed. In math, 44% of magnet students met those targets, compared with 28% of students in charters.- Reporter Howard Blume, The LA TIMES September 24,2015


! En la porción de la prueba de Artes del idioma de Inglés, el 55% de los estudiantes al LAUSD cumplieron o excedieron las normas del estado, en comparación con el 39% de los estudiantes de las escuelas locales de Charter, mostró el informe del distrito. En matemáticas, el 44% de los estudiantes de Magnet rindieron esos objetivos, en comparación con el 28% de los estudiantes de las escuelas Charter.- Periodista Howard Blume, el LA Times, Septiembre 24, 2015.




Winter 2016 Activities - Arts Camp to Eastside Arts Festival

East LA Performing Arts Magnet students have been INSANELY busy this winter, with Arts Camp workshops in January, a visit from Tony Bennett, Career Day, the 5th Annual Eastside Arts Festival, a tv feature  on Univision and more.  Check out the slide show below!

Autry Museum Student Film Festival 2015 - Chris Leon, Best HS Film-maker!


4211 Dozier St.

Los Angeles CA 90063

Telephone: 323-265-6725

Fax: 323-265-6726

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East LA Performing Arts Magnet at the Esteban E. Torres High School campus.
Torres High School is a campus shared by 5 independent schools. Each school has its own website, API score, bell schedule, theme and academic program.  Students from all 5 schools participate in Athletics, Cheer, Dance Team, and Prom together.

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