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Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 58,000 people. A 2013 study found that the district is home to over 500,000 jobs.
A heritage of the city's founding in 1781, Downtown Los Angeles today is composed of different areas ranging from a fashion district to a skid row, and it is the hub of the city's Metro rapid transit system.
Banks, department stores and movie palaces at one time drew residents and visitors into the area, but the district declined economically and suffered a downturn for decades until its recent renaissance starting in the early 2000s.
Old buildings are being modified for new uses, and skyscrapers have been built. Downtown Los Angeles is known for its government buildings, parks, theaters and other public places.
Colburn School on Grand BoulevardRamon C. Cortines High School for the Visual and Performing Arts
Downtown residents aged 25 and older holding a four-year degree amounted to 17.9% of the population in 2000, about average in the city and the county, but there was a high percentage of residents with less than a high school diploma.
These are the elementary or secondary schools within the neighborhood's boundaries
- Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, LAUSD high school, 450 North Grand Avenue
- Downtown Business High School, LAUSD alternative, 1081 West Temple Street
- California Academy for Liberal Studies Early College High School, LAUSD charter, 700 Wilshire Boulevard
- Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, LAUSD charter, 644 West 17th Street
- Abram Friedman Occupational School, LAUSD adult education, 1646 South Olive Street
- Metropolitan Continuation School, LAUSD, 727 South Wilson Street
- Para Los Ninos Middle School, LAUSD charter, 1617 East Seventh Street
- Jardin de la Infancia, LAUSD charter elementary, 307 East Seventh Street
- Saint Malachy Catholic Elementary School, private, 1200 East 81st Street
- Tri-C Community Day School, LAUSD, 716 East 14th Street
- City of Angels, LAUSD alternative school, 1449 South San Pedro Street (formerly Central High School)
- San Pedro Street Elementary School, LAUSD, 1635 South San Pedro Street
- Saint Turibius Elementary School, private, 1524 Essex Street
- American University Preparatory School, private, 345 South Figueroa Street
- The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is at 800 South Hope Street, and the Colburn School for music and the performing arts is at 200 South Grand Avenue