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Meet The Principal

Greetings Toros!


It is with great pride and gratitude to be of service as Principal of East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet High School.


I look forward to getting to know you and each member of our ELAPA family and continue the work to achieve our school's mission and vision of rigorously preparing our students for college, career and life with a rich performing arts lens.


I believe schools are institutions of learning for all.  It is a place of inclusivity, where everyone is safe, and believes that they belong.  Schools are places of inquiry, spaces for freedom of expression and productive exchanges of diverse ideas, and lively environments for curricular experiences that are culturally responsive, relevant to all learners, and essential with ensuring students are ready for the world.


Having a core belief that with high expectations and supports, all students can achieve and succeed, I am purposefully driven to work in solidarity with our school family and partnerships to ensure that our students have excellent school experiences.


I look forward to serving alongside the ELAPA family on ensuring that all students are prepared for high school graduation, college, career and life.


John Edward Estoesta
Torres East Los Angeles Performing Arts Magnet High School