2015-16 CA Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) - Complete by February 12

PARENTS -- to help improve our school culture and climate, please complete the Parent School Climate Survey. This is an opportunity for you to communicate your perceptions about Lawndale High School.

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Report Student Absences

To report a student absence, please call (310) 263-3131. Please leave the following information:

  • Your student's name and ID#
  • Your name
  • Your relationship to the student
  • Reason for the absence
  • Date of absence

You may also submit an absence note to the attendance office. All phone calls or absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of the absence.

Upcoming Events

Honor Roll
Date: 2/10/2016, 8 AM 9 AM
Lawndalepalooza Meet and Greet
Date: 2/10/2016, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: CVCA 2A
BCA Panda Express Fundraiser
Date: 2/11/2016
Location: 15207 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260
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News & Announcements

Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients

Lawndale is proud to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by participating in Pennies for Patients. Bring your change or bills to your period 4 classroom or any of the Lawndale offices. If you would like to donate online, please follow the link. If your teacher has set up a page, you can donate to a specific classroom (the period 4 class with the most money raised will win their choice of a pizza or donut party). Share your support on social media with the #P4PLawndale

Student Bell Schedule Survey

Attention Students: Click here to participate in a survey about our school bell schedule. This schedule was prepared by students in order to gain student perspective on our schedule for the purposes of sharing with the faculty as they deliberate about future bell schedules.

LCAP Parent Advisory Committee

Opportunity for all parents, students, and community stakeholders to engage in CVUHSD decision-making! Let’s work together in making updates to the District’s LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan).

Join us Tuesday, February 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, in the District Office Board Room for the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee and help make critical decisions regarding educational goals and spending plans to support all District students.

Food and drink will be provided!​

No Hoverboards on campus

Parents and Students: Due to liability and safety concerns, no one is allowed to have a hoverboard (or any similar device) on campus. Keep them at home.

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Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Gomez and BCA Students)
310-263-3123    swearingend@centinela.k12.ca.us

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Gonzalez - Maharaj and AMA Students)
310-263-3122 hicksk@centinela.k12.ca.us

Ms. Sonia Rojas
(Last names Maldonado - Penaloza and AVID & 9th Grade AVID Students)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Perez - Z and MSA Students)
310-263-3121 schulzes@centinela.k12.ca.us

Mr. Oscar Pina
(9th Grade House and ASLA (10-12) Students)

Lorri Peterson
(Secretary - Appointments)

College & Career Readiness Academies

Academy of Media Arts

The Academy of Media Arts (AMA) students collaborate to produce projects to solve challenging, real-world problems while negotiating and managing the creative process.

American Sign Language Academy

The American Sign Language Academy (ASLA) prepares students to work with the Deaf Community and pursue an exciting career. American Sign Language is the 3rd most used language in the country, still, it's availability is limited. As a result, interpreters, Deaf advocates and teachers of Deaf students are in high demand.

Biomedical Careers Academy

The Biomedical Careers Academy (BCA) at Lawndale High School prepares students to take advantage of the tremendous career opportunities available in health and science. The hands-on, project-based, and problem-based curriculum engages students, allows them to explore the wide variety of health care and science career options, and equips them with knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the biomedical sciences.

Marine Science Academy

The Marine Science Academy (MSA) prepares students for the rigors of a four-year university science and/or physical geography program, with a special emphasis on marine related issues, technology and career opportunities. This mission will be accomplished by a group of committed teachers maintaining a science-based academy in which all students are engaged and claiming ownership of their learning. Students will be provided with a solid framework in which they will feel safe to take on challenges and create their own educational opportunities.


Dr. Paula Hart Rodas, Principal

Dr. Eugene Kwong, Associate Principal

Kendra Peterson, Associate Principal

Benjamin Wardrop, Associate Principal

Miguel Taylor, Associate Principal