Boyle Heights Study

This page last reviewed August 30, 2010

Site Location

Scene from Boyle Heights Hollenbeck Middle School, located in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, is one of six sites chosen for Children’s Environmental Health Protection monitoring. The site is located at 2510 East 6th Street in the residential area of Boyle Heights and is approximately one-half mile downwind of the convergence of four major Los Angeles area freeways.

Reason for Choosing Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights was chosen because of its proximity to mobile source emissions and the because of the high number of children living in the community. There are approximately 16 schools and childcare centers (public and private) in the area encompassed by the 60, 5, 10 and 101 freeways. The location of the monitoring station, Hollenbeck Middle School, has a student population of 2200. Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, located directly across from Hollenbeck, is one of the largest high schools in Los Angeles County with an enrollment of over 5000.

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