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Low performing Pasadena middle school transforming itself into arts magnet

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Eliot Middle School, in the Pasadena Unified School District, is in the midst of an arts transformation after receiving about $1.5 million in federal grant funding.

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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