We set the standard for instruction and technology by delivering a personalized education for your child. We continue the tradition of LAUSD Magnets by providing high-quality instruction and a rigorous theme-based curriculum to "kindle the passion" of your child's unique talents.
Success starts with a positive attitude to reach our ultimate aspirations. "Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal." - Elbert Hubbard, American Writer and Philospher
Our pioneering spirit drives us to re-think teaching and learning. We apply 21st century competencies so your child will be ready for the changing workplace that requires "out of the box" thinking, problem solving, collaborating and communicating skills.
We are a Microsoft Showcase and LAUSD Model Technology School because of our inspiring example of how to use mobile-first, cloud-first technology to allow your child to do more and achieve more. We communicate an instructional vision enabled by technology.
Your child learns coding skills that will culminate with Project Spark in the eighth grade. In Project Spark, your child will apply authentic literacy and programming skills to create worlds, stories and games to definitively connect academics in a real-world creative process.
Your child will learn invaluable skills from personal and family Internet safety to real life protection of computers and network systems. Student teams compete in the Air Force Associations CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program middle school competition.
We proudly offer Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) - industry recognized certifications for technology skills needed in today's evolving world. Your child works toward becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technology Associate or Microsoft Certified Professional.
Your child applies acquired math, literacy and critical thinking skills to identify problems and innovative solutions through robotics and engineering design. In the First Lego League Robotics Competition, teams design robots and create unique solutions to meet the challenges.
"You both [lead teachers of the Madison Computer Science and Engineering Design Magnet] made me so proud to be a teacher. You were both so thorough, so deep, so comprehensive and inclusive...This district is fortunate to have teachers such as both of you. Thank you for all you do."
Ramon C. Cortines - Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
“Based on our observations, eight schools [1 of 8 is the Madison Computer Science and Engineering Design Magnet at James Madison Middle School] have embraced technology in the classroom, and we need more of that. We need to take those eight best practice schools and scale those schools to many many more.”
Linda Del Cueto - Chief of Professional Learning and Leadership Development at LAUSD