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California Distinguished School

Ankle Taping in Sports Medicine

Drum Line 

Cardinal Football 

MSA Rain Barrel Distribution

AMA Internship 

ELD Parent Award Night

Animation Class

Grad Night 


LA County Teacher of Year: GENOTA

Link Crew

Speaker: Billionaire PA 

Student Link Conference

Girls' Varsity Volleyball

Cardinal Admin at Football Game 

Piano Class Performance 

Stage Band

LW Justice League


Marching Band @ Hermosa Beach Parade


Cardinal College Athletes

Stage Band


ELD @ Getty Museam

BCA Sports Medicine @ Staples

Cardinals take on Hamilton


Link Crew Leaders 

Color Guard @ Hermosa Beach Parade

College & Career Center



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

CA School Parent Climate and LCAP Parent Survey

It is that time of the year where Lawndale wants to hear from parents how we are doing. Parents take some time to complete the CA School Parent Survey and LCAP Parent Survey. Click on the link below to access the two surveys.

Open House

Lawndale High School's Open House is on February 6th from 6-7:30 pm. Come and meet your child's teachers and see all the amazing work they have done all year. Rico's Tacos will be here from 5-6 pm for those parents that come hungry from work. The Lawndale staff looks forward to seeing you all at Open House.

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.

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.

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

School Site Council
Date: 2/20/2019, 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
Herff Jones
Date: 2/21/2019, 11:13 AM 11:48 AM
Location: Outside of Media Center
Saturday School
Date: 2/23/2019, 8 AM 12:15 PM
Location: Media Center
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