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Duke Ellington High School

Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Our Vision

    Duke Ellington High School strives to empower our students with the academic and social skills necessary for effective, competitive participation in today's world. Ellington High School provides ongoing challenges for students, which leads to excellence and success in a safe, nurturing learning environment.

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    Welcome

    "Welcome To Duke Ellington High School!"

    Home of the Wildcats

    Dear Ellington Family:

    As the new Principal of Ellington High School, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to become a member of this great school community.  I am truly honored to have been appointed to this position and am looking forward to working with the dedicated staff at Ellington to provide the best possible educational program for our students.

    My personal educational philosophy is a student-centered one.  I strongly believe that ALL children are unique individuals who need a secure, caring and inspiring environment in which they can mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.  I am committed to providing this type of environment where students feel safe and supported.

    As an instructional leader, I have four core values and they are:

    • The students are the first priority in everything I do.
    • Building a culture of high expectations for our students and our staff
    • All stakeholders are accountable for results
    • We have to make sure that all families and community are critical partners in our students’ education.

    I look forward to being a part of a warm and caring school environment and working together with each of you this year.  Please feel free to call or stop by for a visit.  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Sincerely,

     

    Luz D. Cortes, Principal