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Principal's Message


Greetings from the Phoenix Family! Student success is the goal of every staff member at UMED. We believe that with our dedication to high-quality instruction, research-based best practices, and small learning environment, all scholars will learn to their fullest potential.

UMED is a trailblazing full-service medical magnet high school. Partnerships with organizations such as Los Angeles Trade Tech College, California State University-Dominguez Hills, Kaiser Permanente, and Charles R. Drew University enhances our college prep curriculum by providing scholars with real-world experience in the health profession.

Here at UMED, our scholars look beyond barriers and obstacles and rise like a phoenix from the ashes. We are responsible, have integrity, scholarly, and strive for excellence. Please explore our website and discover the amazing things we do on campus.


“Like a phoenix, we R.I.S.E.!”


Educationally Yours,


Dorothy Cotton-Kindred, Ed.D.

Proud Principal