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Cardinal Football 

Piano Class Performance 

ELD Parent Award Night

College & Career Center

BCA Sports Medicine @ Staples

Honor Roll Assembly

Marching Band @ Hermosa Beach Parade

AMA Internship 

Cardinal Drumline



Stage Band

Drum Line 



ELD @ Getty Museam

Cardinal College Athletes

Ankle Taping in Sports Medicine

MSA Rain Barrel Distribution

Cardinal Admin at Football Game 

Girls' Varsity Volleyball

Link Crew

Cardinals take on Hamilton

Stage Band

Lawndale Colorguard



Speaker: Billionaire PA 

LA County Teacher of Year: GENOTA

Color Guard @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Student Link Conference

Animation Class

Grad Night 




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

Enchanted Forest Themed Winter Formal

Winter Formal will take place on January 25th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm in the Lawndale Cafeteria as it is transformed into an Enchanted Forest. Ticket prices include light snacks and entertainment.

Red Ribbon Week

Lawndale recognizes Red Ribbon week to bring awareness to drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

Senior Parent Meeting

We invite parents and guardians of 12th graders to hear important information about senior year expenses, college applications, and financial aid. Join us in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22nd.

Purchase a Metro Mobile TAP card

Purchase a reduced fare Metro Mobile TAP card on Tues October 8th at lunch. Please bring money to take your card home rightway. Click headline for frequently asked questions.


All 9-11th graders will be taking the PSAT on Wed October 16th. Please get a good night sleep!

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!

Join a Club!

If you missed Club Rush on Friday, September 13th, you can still join a club by going to the attached link.

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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 Chemistry
Date: 1/23/2020, 9 AM 2 PM
Location: Hyperion Water Treatment
Field trip Chem. Toussaint
Date: 1/28/2020, 9 AM 2:30 PM
Location: Hyperion Water Plant
Field Trip MSA Academy Baumann
Date: 1/29/2020, 8 AM 3 PM
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