Charles Kim Elementary School

Charles H. Kim Elementary School


Address: 225 S Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 368-5600

About 600 students in kindergarten through fifth grade

Koreatown LA school

Young Oak Kim Academy


Address: 615 South Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California 90005
Phone: (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

Bullocks Wishire: Art Deco Building in Los Angeles

Bullocks Wilshire


Address: 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90005

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.

Mariposa Nabi PC

Mariposa-Nabi School


Address: 987 South Mariposa Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90006
Phone: (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 South Berendo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 739-5600

Public school now known as Berendo Junior High

Virgil Middle School


Address: 152 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (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.

Wilshire Park School

Wilshire Park Elementary School


Address: 4063 Ingraham Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: 213-739-4760

USD public school located just west of Koreatown proper