Welcome to Benton Middle Magnet School - Visual and Performing Arts Academy
We are thrilled that you have chosen to visit our website to view all of the great happenings at Benton Middle Magnet School. As a Visual and Performing Arts Academy, we are committed to providing students with countless opportunities to demonstrate excellence in the arts and to truly tap into their creativity. To continue with this same mission, our theme for the 2014-15 school year is: "Cultivating a Culture of Creativity."
At Benton, we also focus on developing students' academic strengths in their core classes, including Language Arts, mathematics, science, and history. In fact, last year our students brought home numerous awards in each grade level from the annual Academic Pentathlon Competition.
We continue to foster opportunities to embed the arts into our core program as well as offer dynamic Visual and Performing Arts elective classes. As a result, students are excited to attend school, learn a great deal of useful skills in the arts that can be transferred in other contexts, and collaborate to create award-winning products.
Along with the theme, our commitments this year include: Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor. With the support of our parents, community, and staff, we know that ALL students will achieve.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by.
Go Wolverines! Michael R. Gotto, Ed.D. Principal
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15709 E. Olive Branch Drive
La Mirada, CA 90638