Wright Middle School STEAM Magnet

Our History

Named after the Wright Brothers – aviation innovators – Wright is fittingly located in a suburb adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport and bordered by cities such as by Playa Vista, Inglewood, El Segundo and Playa del Rey. An architecturally historic school, the campus was designed in 1952 – and opened in 1956 – as Westchester High School by modern architects Sumner Spaulding (a leading architect of Los Angeles City Hall) and John Rex, who were among a number of talented architects commissioned by the LAUSD to design the ideal school in the period immediately following World War II.

Today, Wright continues to offer its 700 students in grades 6-8, a small school setting on a beautiful campus that boasts a 900-seat auditorium, dance studio, indoor sports gymnasium, two volleyball courts, eight full court basketball stations, fully equipped fitness gym, beautiful multi-room library, two MAC computer labs and two Engineering PC labs with state-of-the-art Engineering stations, community garden and much more.