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Marching Band @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Girls' Varsity Volleyball

Piano Class Performance 

Cardinals take on Hamilton

Cardinal College Athletes

Stage Band

Cardinal Admin at Football Game 


Ankle Taping in Sports Medicine

AMA Internship 


Speaker: Billionaire PA 


Drum Line 

MSA Rain Barrel Distribution

LA County Teacher of Year: GENOTA

Honor Roll Assembly


Color Guard @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Stage Band

Cardinal Football 

ELD @ Getty Museam

Animation Class

Lawndale Colorguard


ELD Parent Award Night

Student Link Conference

Link Crew

BCA Sports Medicine @ Staples


Grad Night 

College & Career Center


Cardinal Drumline



College & Career Readiness Academies

Academy of Cinematic Arts

The Academy of Cinematic Arts (ACA) 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. Alma Castro, Associate Principal

Veena Gogate, Associate Principal

Dr. Mark Hill, Associate Principal

Dr. Rosalyn Varee Tae, Associate Principal

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News & Announcements

Lawndale High School Open House!

Parents/Guardians, please come to Open House and meet the teachers!
March 4th from 6-7:30 pm.

Padres / tutores, ¡vengan a Open House y conozcan a los maestros!
4 de marzo de 6-7: 30 pm.

Black History Month Celebration

Please join the Lawndale Community for an evening of music, art, and dancing to celebrate black History Month,

February 28, 2020
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Lawndale Cafeteria

This wonderful event is brought to you by the Lawndale Black Student Union and Lawndale Link Krew.

Healthy Kids Survey for Parents

Please take a moment to complete the CA Healthy Kids Survey which will help our school obtain parent perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning. Access the survey using the headline link.

Caps & Gowns, Class Rings, and more!

Herff Jones is our vendor for caps and gowns and will be on campus selling class rings and more throughout the school year. ALL SENIORS MUST PURCHASE OR RENT A GOWN BY 12/20!

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Lawndale HS 2019-2020
Counselor's Contact Information

Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Daniels)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Davila - Hargrave Jr)

Ms. Lauren Birnbryer
(Last names Haro - Miles)

Mr. Oscar Pina
(Last names Miller - Rodriguez, G.)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Rodriguez, H. - 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

field trip Sport Med
Date: 2/24/2020, 8 AM 4 PM
Location: Staples Ctr.
EL Symposium
Date: 2/27/2020, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Cafeteria
Reunión del Comité Consejero del Distrito para Estudiantes Aprendiendo Inglés / District English Learner Advisory Committee
Date: 2/28/2020, 8:30 AM 10:30 AM
Location: CVUHSD District Office 14901 South Inglewood Avenue Lawndale, CA 90260 310-263-3177
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