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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Washington Preparatory High School Family and Community,

Welcome to George Washington Preparatory High School ALMA, STEM Magnet, or Music Magnet for the 2017-2018 school year. With the renewal of our partnership with Los Angeles Educational Partners (LAEP) we have themed this upcoming school year as “The Year of Possibilities.”  I look forward to graduating all "Millennials" of the Class of 2018.


We begin this school year opening new classes with the School Improvement Grant.  Additionally, we have been awarded additional funding to support the low-income, foster youth, and English Language Learners through the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds.  Our school team has developed an action plan that support our school's mission to ensure our students realize their truest potential. Within the classrooms of Washington Preparatory High School sit future scientists, attorneys, entertainers, and community leaders all striving to make a difference in the world. I am excited, enthused and humbled to work with dedicated faculty, staff, and parents who are dedicated to 100% of our students graduating college and career ready in the 21st Century.

This year we continue find ways to strengthen family involvement, maintain and establish relationships with partnerships such as UCLA, the Brotherhood Crusade, CLAW local colleges and universities, churches and businesses to support the goals of 100% graduation. It takes a village to raise a child, therefore, as a family we will celebrate success, right the wrongs, and work to show how Generals lead the charge!

I look forward to a Year of Possibilities where our mission is to ensure that each student, upon graduation, will possess the academic and social skills needed to think critically, function in a diverse society, and participate as informed responsible citizens prepared for leadership in their community, the world, and all areas of life. Please check our website (, JupiterEd, and soon frequently to see your student's progress and upcoming activities.  Feel free to contact me via email at


Dechele Byrd
Washington Preparatory