Education System

The Compton Unified School District (CUSD) provides public education for grades K-12. The district is comprised of 24 elementary schools, eight middle schools, three high schools, and one adult school, which also serves as an alternative school. The district maintains five alternative learning schools.

El Camino Compton Education Center offers community college courses for those seeking to enter a four-year degree program, as well as those seeking further education in trade specific fields.

The Compton Library, the 11th branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library system, opened its doors in July 1913. The library initially was located in a storefront building near Main and Tamarind Streets, and was later moved to the Compton Union High School at 212 S. Acacia Street. In 1925, a separate building was erected in the City Hall Park at 123 W. Almond Street, where it remained until 1974, when the current facility was dedicated at 240 W. Compton Boulevard. The Compton Library offers adult, children’s and Spanish language materials; reference services; a Literacy Center and a Homework Center; public computers with Internet access and word processing capabilities; public typewriters; and a bilingual story time every Saturday at 12:00 noon.