Science, Technology, & Mathematics Magnet



Welcome to the Mustang Family!

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Math, Science, and Technology (MST) Magnet Middle School is a caring community where stakeholders work collaboratively to create a safe and engaging learning environment where the best and brightest attend, teach, and serve. We inspire our students to be responsible citizens, who are college prepared and career ready, life-long learners for the 21st century.


In partnership with students, parents, staff and the community OUR mission begins with Students First and Success in the Classroom. WE strive for Effective Teaching, Leadership and Accountability. WE see Families as Partners and gain Strength through Social Justice and Embracing the Diversity in our community. Bethune MST is a Safe and Secure Environment where WE are always In Pursuit of Excellence!


You just can’t hide… that MUSTANG pride!

Mr. Jerry Coronado
Magnet Coordinator
(323) 541-1827


Jerry Coronado, Magnet Coordinator


Bethune MST became fully operational in the year 2000. The program's capacity for the 2017-2018 school year 226 students, coming from all around Los Angeles. We are located on the campus of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Middle School on the corner of 69th Street and Broadway in South Los Angeles. We take pride in our teaching staff being of the finest quality and coming from diverse cultural backgrounds with a range of teaching experience.


Our students leave the program with a solid foundation in Math, Science and Technology. The students culminate from Bethune MST with the necessary tools to achieve Excellency. We believe that with effort and commitment from all stakeholders - students, parents, teachers and community, our students will be prepared to shape our future in positive and powerful ways. 


Our Magnet office hours are from 11:30am to 3:00pm most days, please call for availability. The Magnet Office phone number is (323) 541-1827. If you have any questions about our program that are not answered on this site, please contact us between those hours.  


You can also email Mr. Coronado at





LAUSD E-Choices

1. You must apply to a magnet before the deadline by mail or at:

2. LAUSD sends us the list of accepted students.

3. If you are waitlisted... You must wait until there is a no-show to get accepted.

4. You can STILL apply to be waitlisted by mail or online.

5. You do not need to re-apply for 8th grade! But you must apply for High School magnets.

2018-2019 Class Offerings


02/01/18 Magnet Late Application Opens - If you are interested in applying to our 7th or 8th grade magnet program for the 2018-19 school year, please apply on


02/02/18 7th and 8th Grade Magnet Honor Roll Assembly (8:15-10:00am)


02/11/18 Mustangs Robotics Interleague Tournament (8:00am-3:00pm) - Our Mustangs Robotics team will be competing for a chance to go to Regionals at the Palmdale Aerospace Academy.



We have been working hard in our program to help all students reach proficiency or better on their state assessments. 


Over the last 10 years the regular school and the Magnet have seen continued growth in our test scores.  Additionally, many of our Magnet students have exceeded their proficiency levels from the previous year.  We have moved several students one or more levels up from where they were when they first joined the Mustang Family.


Bethune MST has received the Excelling Magnet Award for the 2013-2014 School Year. This is the highest classification for the School Performance Framework.


We congratulate our parents, students, and teachers for their dedication and passion for teaching and learning!