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Pioneering Science Magnet

Magnet Theme
  • Focus on Sciences
    • Content, Process, Product
    • Depth, Complexity, Novelty, Acceleration
    • Enrichment, Experiences
    • Elective- Makers’ Lab- Grade Level Focus: Game & Website Design, Fly Simulator/Drone Technology
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Social/Emotional Aspects of the Child
  Carlos Arballo Counselor
  Mariah Benson Teacher
  Jamie Chung Teacher
  Darrel Jobe Teacher
  Judy Jones Chandler Magnet Coordinator
  Venus Lindo Counselor
  Nicole Lopez D.C Science, Health, & Anatomy Teacher
  Rodolfo Padilla Teacher
  Leland Pena Teacher
  Courtney Rios Teacher
  Mr. Zar Counselor
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Our Pioneering Science Magnet will be an innovative, cutting edge, hands-on learning experience for students interested in engineering, computer automated design, and robotics. 

If you are interested in learning more about our Pioneering Science Magnet please contact Ms. Chandler at 818-678-7924.

The Pioneering Science Magnet is a focused program for young learners who dream of a career in sciences. Through this program, students will experience hands-on learning within their academic subjects through the lenses of emerging technologies such as coding, engineering, and robotics.

 Field experiences will coordinate with their in-class learning. These include field trips to: NASA/JPL, HexLab MakerSpace, the Discovery Cube, and the California Science Center.

Makers Lab

Lawrence Middle School has a new Makers Lab in Room 4, The Den of Innovation! This exciting creation lab was funded through a partnership between LAUSD and the non-profit foundation, Two Bit Circus. The Den of Innovation is a destination where our students become scholars, inventors, creators, and Imagineers as they bring their learning to life through making.  Making is an essential component of STEAM education as well as Literacies across the curriculum. The Den features a robotics corner, central making center, a developing pod cast room , and other areas that will be set up for: origami, gratitude, and business campaigns.

Vision Statement
Inspired by the pioneering work of Ernest O. Lawrence, for whom our school is named, Lawrence Pioneering Science Magnet will lay a foundation to facilitate technical, social skills, aligned pathways to create future leaders in the sciences, engineering, and robotics technologies.
  • Our school community will work together to revolutionize teaching and learning, especially for traditionally under-served female and minority student populations.
  • We will capitalize on the expertise of our community partners who will mentor students on applied energy, mechanics, and robotics, and bring out their innovative talents and creativity to produce functional robots for real world applications.


Please join the Pioneering Science Schoology Group for updates.  The group is Pioneering Science Info/Notifications.

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New Students 2020-21

Welcome to Lawrence Middle School!  If you would like to get started on the enrollment process, please access the Enrollment forms at the Attendance Office link.  Once the forms are completed, you can send them to the school to the attention of Ms. Chandler.