Le Conte Middle School

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Joseph Le Conte Middle School
1316 N. Bronson Avenue
Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, 90028
Type Public
Founded 1922
School district LAUSD
Principal Donald Foote(active 2007-2012), Rose Hindinger(active 2012-present)
Grades 6-8
Age range 11-14
Enrollment 1,239
Color(s) White and Blue         
Slogan "Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful"
Mascot Eagle

Joseph Le Conte Middle School is located at 1316 North Bronson Avenue in Hollywood, in Los Angeles, California with a ZIP code of 90028 next to Tribune Studios. The middle school was named after the geologist, Joseph Le Conte.

Le Conte serves Hollywood, Beachwood Canyon, and Larchmont. It is called "The Home of The Stars" for the many stars who attended the school. A number of television shows have filmed there such as Even Stevens and Monk. Movies such as Bad Teacher, which was filmed in the gym, have been filmed here.

It is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Le Conte Middle School has an International Humanities Magnet, an after-school recreation program and a Concert Band. The principal is, as of 2007 through 2012, Donald Foote. The current principal starting August 2012 is Rose Hindinger.

Le Conte feeds into Fairfax High School, Helen Bernstein High School, and Hollywood High School. Le Conte Middle School is an urban, public middle school committed to meeting the instructional needs of early adolescents, building self-esteem. and developing a sense of moral and social responsibility.


The school was founded in 1922, at 1316 North Bronson Avenue in Hollywood. It soon became known as "The School of the Stars".

When LeConte opened, it was considered a very modern school. Every room had a telephone and each was connected to the main office. Mr. Otis Chandler was LeConte’s Principal from 1922 to 1946. There was a photography darkroom under the auditorium for making and editing movies and a greenhouse behind the auditorium which supplied plants and flowers for all the classrooms.

Le Conte has around 1200 students. [3].

The LACER Flag Football team (2012-13) made history by winning Eastern Regional Championship and being awarded 3rd place in YS-District Wide

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