How to Apply

The Zoo Magnet is a public magnet program in LAUSD. The on-time Magnet Application window for Fall 2023 admission will be open open October 3, 2022 - November 18, 2022. In order to attend any LAUSD Magnet, parents must apply through the Unified Enrollment Application.

NOTE: You MUST live within the Los Angeles Unified School District boundaries in order to apply.

Acceptance Criteria

Students are accepted based on a Magnet Priority Points System. You are assigned points based on matriculation from a magnet middle school, siblings attending the Zoo Magnet, wait lists from previous years, if your home school is designated as PHBAO, and overcrowding at your home school. List of PHBAO and Overcrowded Schools


Magnet Acceptances are sent out mid-March

  1. If you are offered a position, you can accept online at LAUSD's Unified Enrollment website or by calling the Zoo Magnet Office at (323) 364-5710.

  2. If you are waitlisted, you can expect to hear back from us any time between April and early September depending on the number and category of openings that become available. Please check email and voicemail regularly as offers of admission must be responded to within three days.