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.

News & Announcements

5 Week Progress Report

Cardinal Parents and Students-the 5 week progress report will be distributed on Friday, September 25th. Please review and discuss your academic progress.

Understanding Lawndale's New Bell Schedule

Click the link to view an explanation of the new schedule, FAQs, and a listing of the days each schedule happens.

Haga clic en el enlace para ver una explicación de los nuevos horarios, preguntas frecuentes, y una lista de los días cada horario sucede.

Colleges and Their Requirements

Please click here for more information on the requirements for Community Colleges, CSUs, UCs, Privates and out of states. This document will help students know exactly what they need to get to the institutions they desire. - Ms. Sonia Rojas

Senior Photos

Seniors, you will be contacted by LifeTouch in the coming weeks regarding your senior portraits.

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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)

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