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Principal Message

Greetings Crenshaw Cougars! I want to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!  There are a number of exciting things happening at Crenshaw this year.


We have unified our magnet programs into one STEAM Magnet. STEAM at Crenshaw represents Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts, and Medicine. As a result your child will engage in challenging coursework through one of three themed pathways; Business and Entrepreneurship, Visual and Performing Arts, and STEMM. All students will experience learning beyond the classroom walls through field trips, experiments, and the application of skills in the fields of sports medicine, banking, and more. Our mission is to provide a 21st century education to every student, and empower them to be successful global citizens.


This is a great year to be a Cougar as we celebrate Crenshaw’s 50 year anniversary! As you know Crenshaw is a bastion of academic, arts, and sports excellence in the Los Angeles community. We invite our entire community to join the celebration!


Our school is filled with talented leaders, scholars, and innovators. I encourage every student to take advantage of all the opportunities presented, make your voice heard, and contribute to the school community we all want to live in. Never has it been more important for you to take your civic responsibilities seriously, and apply your talents to solve challenges facing our world.


I look forward to a great year working with you!




P. Benefiel 


P. Benefiel