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Anatomy of a top-scoring magnet school: Inside King/Drew Medical Magnet High
LA School Report

Jai’Myah Henderson may have fallen right through the cracks somewhere else.

The African-American junior at King/Drew Medical Magnet High of Science and Medicine was raised by a single mother in an apartment near the Jordan Downs Housing Projects in Watts after her father went to prison on drug charges. While the LA Unified School District struggles to educate many students like her from low-income families and challenging backgrounds, Henderson thrives at King/Drew and is president of her class of 2017.

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