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California Distinguished School


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Stage Band

LA County Teacher of Year: GENOTA

BCA Sports Medicine @ Staples

Ankle Taping in Sports Medicine

Grad Night 

Speaker: Billionaire PA 

Cardinal College Athletes

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Cardinals take on Hamilton


AMA Internship 

Color Guard @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Piano Class Performance 

Animation Class

ELD @ Getty Museam

LW Justice League

Drum Line 

Girls' Varsity Volleyball

Student Link Conference

MSA Rain Barrel Distribution



College & Career Center

ELD Parent Award Night

Cardinal Admin at Football Game 

Marching Band @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Cardinal Football 



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

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News & Announcements

Apply to Run for Class or ASB Officer!

If you are interested in being part of student council and running for class or ASB president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer, please come to an informational meeting on Friday, April 19th in B-102 starting at 3:10.

Spring Break Hours for Incoming 9th grade Enrollment

Students and families who wish to enroll for 9th grade for the 2019-20 school year, Lawndale HS will be open on Tuesday (4/2), Wednesday (4/3), and Thursday (4/4) from 8:00-11:30am and 1:00-2:30pm. Please call 310-263-3138 with any questions regarding enrollment.

Summer School Enrollment Deadline is March 28th

If you need to enroll in summer school, make sure to talk to your counselor before March 28th. If you miss this deadline, you will be placed on the waiting list for summer school. Click on the link for locations, dates and time.

Prom 2019

We are proud to announce that this year's casino themed prom will be at the Majestic in downtown LA on Saturday, June 1st.

Senior Website is Online!

For more information on Prom, Grad Nite, yearbooks, and graduation, visit the senior website. As pricing and more information becomes available, the website will be updated.

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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.