Koreatown LA school

Young Oak Kim Academy

Address: 615 Shatto Pl
Phone Number: 213-739-6500

A middle school within the Los Angeles Unified School District, Local District 4. It was established in 2009 as the only middle school in the LAUSD to practice single-sex education (different curricula and learning environments for girls and boys).

YOKA is named in honor of Colonel Young-Oak Kim, the first Asian-American colonel to lead a US battalion in war. It is LA’s first middle school, and the third school overall, named for a Korean.

Located near the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue

Virgil Middle School

Address: 152 N Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 368-2800

Virgil Middle School serves approximately 1,500 students in grades 5-8 in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Technically located north of Koreatown proper, in the East Hollywood area of Los Angeles.

Mariposa-Nabi School

Address: 987 S Mariposa Ave
Phone Number: 213-385-0241

Opened in the fall of 2005, the Mariposa-Nabi Primary Center is housed in a strikingly colorful building for students in kindergarten to second grade. Mariposa is the name of the street on which the school entrance is; it means “butterfly” in Spanish, while “Nabi” (나비) is the Korean word for “butterfly.”

Berendo Middle School

Address: 1157 S Berendo St
Phone Number: (213) 739-5600

Berendo Middle School (LAUSD) is a public school located just south of Koreatown’s formal borders. Cinema Makeup SchoolCharles H. Kim Elementary SchoolSchool FoodChinese House (6th & Berendo)

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