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California Schools to Watch is a statewide program implemented by the California League
of Educators, California Department of Education, California Middle Grades Alliance, National Forum, and the California Schools to Watch model schools.
Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering

Designated 2022

Lancaster School District

Los Angeles County

Kurt Lowry, Principal

831 E. Avenue K-2, Lancaster, CA 93535


School Characteristics

Enrollment: 407. Grade Levels: 6-8.

School Demographics

African American 16.7%, Hispanic or Latino 63.4%, White 12.5%. Free/reduced lunch: 86.9%. English learners: 1.7%.

Replicable Practices

  • Engineering: Students take an engineering class in all three years

  • Arts: All students take visual arts courses to become confident producers of art

  • Makerspace: Students apply their STEAM know-how in a state-of-the-art makerspace

  • Scholars’ Fund: $1,000 college scholarships

  • Community Partnership Projects: Teacher-created, community-service PBL projects

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