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California Distinguished School

Marching Band @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Drum Line 

Link Crew

Cardinal Football 

Color Guard @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Piano Class Performance 

ELD Parent Award Night

Student Link Conference


Animation Class

BCA Sports Medicine @ Staples


Cardinal Admin at Football Game 


Grad Night 

Girls' Varsity Volleyball

MSA Rain Barrel Distribution

Stage Band

LA County Teacher of Year: GENOTA



College & Career Center

AMA Internship 

Speaker: Billionaire PA 

ELD @ Getty Museam

LW Justice League

Ankle Taping in Sports Medicine

Cardinals take on Hamilton

Cardinal College Athletes

Link Crew Leaders 

Stage Band



College & Career Readiness Academies

Academy of Media Arts

The Academy of Media Arts (AMA) was created in 2008 as a small learning community for students interested in the digital media arts. It has evolved over the years, but has always sought to foster a community of learners focused on creative and collaborative project-based learning.

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

Angelica Mejia, Associate Principal

Kendra Peterson, Associate Principal

Dr. Rosalyn Varee Tae, Associate Principal

News & Announcements

Lawndale ROCKStar! Lizet Garcia gets into Dartmouth

Lawndale High is very proud of Lizet Garcia for her early acceptance to Dartmouth. Lizet has not only pushed herself academically (1 out 540 students) but has made a mark on Lawndale for her hard work and dedication outside the classroom. She truly embodies ROCKS.

Speak Up Survey

Our goal is to get 100% of our students, parents, faculty, and key staff to take the Speak Up Survey because it not only helps to inform decisions about educational technology at all levels of government, but it also helps US because we can use the Speak Up data to inform our programmatic decisions for the CV Digital Learning Initiative!

Lawndale Football Coach Travis Clark named LA Chargers Coach of the Year!!!

On Wednesday, 12/5/18, Head Football Coach Travis Clark was awarded the Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn. Coach Clark is also the LA Chargers nominee for the NFL Foundation's 2019 Don Schula National Coach of the Year competition. In addition to this honor, Coach Clark received two tickets to the NFL Pro Bowl in January 2019. On behalf of Lawndale High School and the Lawndale Community we congratulate Coach for these honors. The entire Cardinal Family is immensely proud of Coach Clark and his team. Keep up the good work!

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Counselor's Contact Information

Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Cortez)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Cota- Harbin)

Ms. Lauren Birnbryer
(Last names Hargrave - Miranda, K.)

Mr. Oscar Pina
(Last names Miranda, M. - Rodriguez, M.)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Rodriguez, O. - Z)

Mr. Fernando Romero
(Targeted Assistance Counselor)

Report Student Absences

To report a student absence, please call (310) 263-3131 or (310) 263-3132. You may also submit an absence note to the attendance office.

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

All phone calls or absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of the absence. You can download the Absences Verification in the attendance tab found under Parents or hand-write the note.

Upcoming Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day-No School
Date: 1/21/2019
CVUHSD Regular Board Meeting
Date: 1/22/2019, 5 PM
Location: Lawndale High School Cafeteria, 14901 S. Inglewood Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260; Closed session at 5:00pm followed by Open Session at approximately 5:45pm
School Site Council
Date: 1/23/2019, 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
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