Most school-age children living in Century City attend elementary through high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The district encompasses more than 1,100 schools. In the immediate Century City area, residents will find:
- Four K-5 schools, one of which is a public charter;
- One 6-8 school; and
- Two 9-12 schools (1 continuation; 1 magnet).
LAUSD has been divided into six “local” districts: Central, East, Northeast, Northwest, South and West. Century City is located in LAUSD West. LAUSD offers “neighborhood/resident schools,” within each local district, meaning children usually can attend schools near their home. You can view the designated resident school for any property using the Resident School Identifier tool at rsi.lausd.net. You can also search for your resident school via your home address with the district’s “SchoolFinder” tool.
LAUSD offers both traditional and choice-based systems, so students can choose to either attend a school within their neighborhood OR apply to any other school in the district offering specialized programs. These include Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS), charter schools, magnet schools, Open Enrollment schools, and schools located within Zones of Choice. You can search for schools and navigate the application process with the district’s e—choices tool at echoices.lausd.net.
Beverly Hills, which is located several miles northeast of Century City, is served by the Beverly Hills Unified District. No properties in Century City are zoned for BHUSD, but both LAUSD and BHUSD permit inter-district transfers. BHUSD offers four K-8 schools, with each containing three separate programs (K-3, 4-5 and 6-8). The district also features two 9-12 schools, one of which is a continuation school. Visit bhusd.org for more information on transfers.
It’s important that prospective residents contact the district to confirm attendance, boundaries, availability, and policies.
To search test results for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the state’s new academic computer-based assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for students in grade 3 to 8 and grade 11, which began in 2015, visit caaspp.ca.cde.gov/sb2015.
Private schools near Century City
Good Shepard Catholic School; PK-8; Catholic;164 students
Montessori Discovery Garden; PK-K; nonsectarian; 14 students
St. Timothy School; PK-8; Catholic; 186 students
Yula Boys High School; 9-12; Jewish; 201 students
Yula Girls High School; 9-12; Jewish; 185 students
State Ranking/ # of Schools
Canfield Avenue Elementary
Fairburn Avenue Elementary
Warner Avenue Elementary
^Westwood Charter Elem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle
++Alexander Hamilton Senior High
#Cheviot Hills Continuation
Los Angeles Unified School District (213-241-1000)
State Ranking/ # of Schools
Beverly Vista Elementary
El Rodeo Elem.
Horace Mann Elementary
Beverly Hills High
^Public charter school. +STEAM-based public magnet school. ++Public magnet school offering 5 distinct programs; SAS program. #Continuation school. Information for the table above is from Schooldigger.com and the California Department of Education.Beverly Hills Unified School District (310-551-5100)#Continuation school. Information for the table above is from Schooldigger.com and the California Department of Education.