Manual Arts High School

Address: 4131 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90037
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Phone/Fax: 323.846.7300 / 323.232.0837


Principal: Dr. Robert Whitman

Dr. Whitman earned his Masters in Education Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2005. He has extensive leadership experience across LAUSD as Special Education Teacher, Coordinator, Dean of Students and Small School Principal at David Starr Jordan and West Adams Preparatory High School. He is experienced at utilizing data to implement programs that enhance student achievement, particularly successful interventions designed as alternatives to suspension. As small school principal, Dr. Whitman also worked to ensure all students received access to quality standards-based instruction.

He recently received his Ed.D from Long Beach State University's, which focused on Educational Leadership.



Year Opened: 1909
Year joined LAP: 2009
Grades served: 9-12
Students enrolled: 1500


  • 80%Latino
  • 19%African
  • 1%Other

Free/Reduced Lunch: Over 74%

"High" Attendance Rate: 93%