Welcome to Watts School, home of the Knights! We are part of the New Designs Charter School family in south Los Angeles, California, and serve approximately 500 students in sixth through twelfth grades. 

Please take some time to get to know our school and the wonderful teachers who have dedicated themselves to preparing our students for success in college and career.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear New Designs Charter-Watts Families,

As the principal of New Designs Charter School-Watts, it is my pleasure to welcome new and returning families to a great year at NDCS-Watts. I am thrilled to have students physically back in our classrooms. Our staff eagerly awaits to witness their laughter, energy, and enthusiasm for learning. Since the 2022–2023 school year will have some resemblance of normalcy, our staff looks forward to hosting in-person events including Back to School Night, Coffee With the Principal, and athletic events, with the return of these events, it will be an amazing year! Please be reminded that our uniform policy is a full go for this school year and is non-negotiable. All students must attend school in the prescribed uniform per grade level. Please visit our website for more information regarding our uniform policy

I encourage all our parents to become active participants this academic school year. With your support, our staff and students can have amazing events, school supplies, and field trip opportunities.

Please check out the entire welcome back to school letter from Principal Jackson, with the option to read it in Spanish.

In Learning,

DeVon Jackson

DeVon Jackson