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Low performing Pasadena middle school transforming itself into arts magnet

by Mary Plummer | Take Two

Eliot Middle School students perform. The students are part of the school's arts expansion - this year Eliot added theater and dance classes. Mary Plummer/KPCC

There are high performing public schools with waiting lists and stellar test scores, and then there are the places we don't want our kids to go. The places where success may seem impossible. 

KPCC's Mary Plummer went to a campus on that second list, a middle school in Altadena that's been struggling for years, and is now trying to re-imagine itself.
 

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