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
Nicknamed the “Cathedral of Commerce” at one time, this art deco building trimmed in terra cotta and copper was the former site of Bullocks Department Store. It currently serves as the main library for the Southwestern Law School.
Highly regarded school that was dedicated in October 2006. About 600 students in kindergarten through fifth grade are served.
Wilshire Park Elementary School is an LAUSD public school located just west of Koreatown proper.
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.
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 (LAUSD) is a public school located just south of Koreatown’s formal borders.
In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.