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Welcome to Downtown Value School

Downtown Values School is happy to announce our partnership with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles on the 21st Century application. If successful, this award will allow us to provide our students with a comprehensive after-school program at Downtown Value School. Our mission is to establish and support free, high quality, values-based charter schools for students historically underserved by traditional public schools.
Grounded in our values, our rigorous academic programs challenge our students to be a part of a rich K-12 learning environment. We have high expectations for our students and we do everything we can to ensure our students reach these expectations. Join us as we create exceptional schools, exceptional communities, and exceptional lives.

Where our students say...

  • I belong in this academic community;
  • My ability and competence grow with my effort;
  • I can succeed at this; and
  • This work has value for me.

Downtown Value School knows that giving back is the responsibility of every educated person. Downtown Value has been deemed a Kindness Certified School two years running, in recognition for its committment to creating a culture of kindness on campus.

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We Climb

With unanimous support from the neighborhood council, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, and the California School Finance Authority, we’re cleared to move to the construction phase of the Everest Value School project. With the support of friends and generous donors, we’re on our way to achieving our goal of $5.8 million in private gifts toward the total cost of the project. As always, we rely on our committed leaders.
  • High School Graduates:97%
  • College Ready Graduates:83%
  • Accepted to 4-year Universities:73%

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Uniform Distribution and Purchase

Downtown Value School Uniforms are Here!

We are pleased to announce that uniform prices will remain the same as last year. Each student will receive one free uniform polo. Additional uniforms will be available for purchase during the distribution dates.
You can't miss this 3-minute video!   Click here to meet our students from BEST 2024.

Back East Scholars Trip – The Best of BEST!

The Back East Scholars Trip (BEST) was initiated in 2013 by Board Chair Grant Cambridge. He noticed many of our graduating seniors chose not to attend college. A small percentage enrolled in local state institutions. Students didn’t feel they had access to schools beyond Los Angeles, and certainly not schools on the other side of the country. Prestigious schools like Harvard, MIT, Brown, or Columbia weren't considered.

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