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Dear STEAM Community,

I am humbled and honored to be selected as your new principal. The amazing work that all shareholders have collectively done this past year to ensure that all students are college and career ready is evident in your dedication to our students, each other and the community.


This year is going to be incredible as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and have real world applications. As your Principal, it is imperative to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My is door is always open and I welcome your input.


I am a proud LAUSD graduate: Garvanza Elementary, Luther Burbank Middle School, and Benjamin Franklin High School. As a product of LAUSD, I am privileged to continue to serve the communities of LAUSD particularly the community of South Gate. The community of South Gate is my home.


Your principal,

Dr. Maria Parker

About Us


Our School's Mission Statement

Our Students will graduate from STEAM High School with the capacity to know and understand core academic content, think critically, solve problems, harness their artistic creativity, be innovative, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and continue learning throughout their lives.

Nuestros estudiantes se graduaran de La Escuela Secundaria de STEAM con la capacidad de conocer y entender contenido académico básico, pensar críticamente, resolver problemas, aprovechar su creatividad artística, ser innovadores, comunicarse de manera efectiva, trabajar en colaboración y continuar aprendiendo durante toda su vida.


Our School's Vision Statement

The vision of STEAM is to build a safe and innovative learning community that opens the door to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts. Students will have access to equitable, high quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education that infuses the Arts as an integral piece of the learning. Subsequently, the school culture created through the STEAM-themed learning environment at Legacy High School Complex, will lead students to envision and become empowered to be active members of the current knowledge-based society, while co-creating a world beyond expectation.

La visión de STEAM es construir una comunidad de aprendizaje segura é innovadora que abre las puertas a la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería, las matemáticas y las artes. Los estudiantes tendrán acceso a una educación, STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Matemáticas) de alta calidad y equitativa que infunde las Artes como una pieza integral del aprendizaje. Subsiguientemente, la cultura escolar creadas a través del ambiente de aprendizaje en STEAM en el Complejo Legacy Escuela Secundaria conducirán a los estudiantes a visualizar y tener el poder de ser miembros activos de la sociedad basada en el conocimiento, mientras crean un mundo más allá de las expectativas.

Schoolwide Learner Outcomes


Self-Directed Students who:
a.use goal setting techniques
b.organize and manage time efficiently c.assume responsibility for their actions.

Technologically literate students who:
a.use technology to research and communicate effectively. b.demonstrate the use of technology across the curriculum.

Effective Communicators who:
a.are critical and thorough listeners, readers, writers, and researchers.
b.are clear, confident and persuasive speakers in all learning environments. racial, gender, cultural and religious tolerance.

Academic Achievers who:
a.demonstrate academic growth in the state content standards. b.contribute through service to their school community. c.strive to meet or exceed California State standards. d.complete core subject work.

Motivated, creative and critical thinkers who:
a.develop a positive identity.
b.use creativity to solve problems.
c.are decision makers and problem solvers individually and collaboratively.