The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second-largest school district in the nation and the largest with an elected school board. The District covers 710 square miles. This includes most of the city of Los Angeles, along with all or portions of 26 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. About 4.8 million people live within the District’s boundaries.

LAUSD enrolls nearly 650,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade with approximately 1,300 schools and education centers serving families in and around Los Angeles. Click here to download a map of the District. 

About the Superintendent


Michelle King

As the Superintendent of Schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Superintendent King is responsible for creating policy, making recommendations to the members of the Los Angeles Board of Education and managing the day-to-day operations of the District.

Superintendent of Schools

LAUSD Board of Education

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Board District 2: covers most of Central LA and parts of East LA

Monica Garcia

Board President

Chief of Staff: Lizette Patron

Term ends December 11, 2022

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Board District 4: covers most of the west side of Los Angeles

Nick Melvoin

Board Vice President

Chief of Staff: Sarah Angel

Term ends December 11, 2022

Board District 1: covers most of South Los Angeles

Dr. George McKenna

Chief of Staff: Sharon V. Robinson

Term ends December 13, 2020

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Board District 3: covers most of the West San Fernando Valley

Scott Schmerelson

Chief of Staff: Arlene Irlando

Term ends December 13, 2020

Board District 5: covers northeast Los Angeles and southeast Los Angeles

Dr. Ref Rodriguez

Chief of Staff: Aixle Aman

Term ends December 13, 2020

Board District 6: covers the East San Fernando Valley

Kelly Gonez

Chief of Staff: Megan Vandenbos

Term ends December 11, 2022

Board District 7: covers parts of South Los Angeles south to San Pedro

Dr. Richard Vladovic

Chief of Staff: Chris Torres

Term ends December 13, 2020

Organizational Chart for LAUSD

Below are two organizational charts that show key LAUSD leadership and staff. Click here or the button below to contact a LAUSD office or department.

Board of Education and LAUSD Leadership

LAUSD Leadership and Key Staff