News & Announcements

2015-2016 9th Grade Priority Enrollment
Click the headline for more information on Priority Enrollment dates and times.
Red Ribbon Week
LHS will be honoring Red Ribbon Week by giving red ribbons to all students and staff that take the pledge on Monday 10/27 at lunch (by the locker rooms). Wear your red ribbon all week to get Cardinal Cash for SAFETY.

Also, wear your red on Thursday, October 30th to show your support (and then your red outfit can do double duty by wearing it to the football games at El Segundo)

Click on the link to find out drug prevention facts.
Senior Packages
Please see the attached flyer for days and times that you can purchase your packages.
Senior Parent Info Night
Come to the CVCA from 6-7:30 on Tuesday, October 21st to find out about senior packages, yearbook pricing and college and graduation information. Bring your checkbooks - you will be able to make a down payment on the spot. See the "Senior Packages" announcement for the pricing and order forms.
Take the Pledge and get a Free Taco Bell Taco - Week 1 Winners!
Go to and pledge to graduate (all grades can take the pledge). After you sign up, you can earn prizes for yourself or Lawndale High School by playing the games (things like movie tickets, Beats headphones, celebrity principal for a day, a free DJ, cash, etc.). Let's show the world that Lawndale High School students are COMMITTED to graduating!
Free Flu Vaccine
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Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Gomez and BCA Students)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Gonzalez - Maharaj and AMA Students)

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

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Perez - Z and MSA Students)

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

Lorri Peterson
(Secretary - Appointments)

Sonia Villacorta
(Secretary - Appointments)

College & Career Readiness Academies

Academy of Media Arts

The Academy of Media Arts (AMA) offers students pathways in digital filmmaking, advanced acting, technical theater, commercial music and 3-D modeling and animation. Students collaborate to conceptualize, write, develop, produce and edit videos, music, theater and animation and must think critically to solve challenging, real-world problems and to negotiate and manage the creative process.

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.


Paula Hart Rodas, Principal

Dr. Eugene Kwong, Associate Principal

Richard Lohman, Associate Principal

Kendra Peterson, Associate Principal

Benjamin Wardrop, Associate Principal