Dorsey High School

School Busing: Does it Help or Harm Black Students?

Desegregation and school busing has always been a complex and controversial issue in the Black community of Los Angeles.  Since the LAUSD instituted school busing, magnet and integration programs in the 1970s, many Black parents have felt that they needed to have their children bused to predominantly White areas to receive a better quality of education or to learn in a safer environment.   

Instrumental Music Returns to Dorsey High School

Jasmyne Pope, Dorsey High School’s new band teacher, has implemented a renewed vision to create exposure to instrumental music for the school and for the community. Her course schedule includes Modern Band, Performance Band and Music Appreciation.

Dorsey High School Observes Hispanic Heritage Month

Dorsey High School was proud to acknowledge and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with activities, lessons, projects and workshops. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States between September 15th and October 15th.

Dorsey High School Prepares for 85th Anniversary Celebration

The Dorsey High School Alumni and Friends Organization will host the Dorsey High School 85th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Dorsey High School, located at 3537 Farmdale Avenue, in South Los Angeles.

Student Athlete of the Week: Harrison Allen

Recent Dorsey graduate Harrison Allen used his raw talent in baseball to pitch for the Dorsey Dons. Last fall, he helped the Dons football team earn a 10-3 overall record and a 5-0 Coliseum League record to qualify them for the Division I playoffs.

Dorsey Teacher Creates Lessons to Teach Black History

In the classroom of Dorsey social studies teacher and assistant football coach Irvin Davis are a series of file cabinets each filled with lessons. The lessons pertain to Black History and they touch upon several topics and figures. Creating these lessons has been a passion project for the duration of Davis’ career. When significant events happen, he makes it a teachable moment for his students with the hopes of empowering them. “I was inspired to give students a positive reflection of their history,” Davis said. “I wanted them to know about all of the outstanding accomplishments of Black people around

Dorsey High Loses in Semi-finals, Wins the Season

In an exclusive interview from the The L.A. Sentinel staff writer, E. Mesiyah McGinnis, Dorsey High School head coach, Stafon Johnson, assesses his first year and returning to the school that made him a legend.