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California Distinguished School

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

Track Team 2015

ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

SRLA 2015




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. James Tarouilly, Associate Principal

Dr. Rosalyn Varee Tae, Associate Principal

News & Announcements

Join Student Council

Want to be part of creating fun, memorable experiences for yourself and your peers? Student council is looking for creative, energetic, and artistic students that are good leaders and good role models. Applications are due March 29th.


Attention all Seniors! It's time to cast your vote for the 2018 Senior Hall of Fame! Who is the Most Likely to Succeed? Who is the Most Talkative? Most Athletic? Most Artistic? Who has the Best Hair? Prettiest Eyes? Biggest Ego? Best Smile? All these categories and others will be determined based on your votes!

Please log in with your school Google account and vote for one person in each category. If you don't agree with any of the nominees listed, please add your own nominee in the "Other."

You may vote one time only. This election will be open until Thursday, March 22, 2018 at midnight. This poll will no longer be available on Friday, March 23, 2018, so tell all your Senior friends to VOTE NOW!

"Lawndale Speaks" Student Demonstration/"Lawndale Speaks" la demostración de los estudiantes

On Wednesday, March 14 at 10am, there is a National School Walkout Day planned across the nation. Students across the country have been asked to walk out of class for 17 minutes in remembrance of the 17 people who were killed in Florida, and to express their demands for safe school campuses nationwide. We have received questions from students and parents regarding this day. Our Lawndale High students have elected to leverage their voices to promote school safety and social change in the aftermath of the Florida high school tragedy. Please click on the link for more information.

El miércoles, 14 de marzo a las 10 a.m., hay un día de huelga escolar nacional planificado en todo el país. Se ha pedido a los estudiantes de todo el país que abandonen la clase durante 17 minutos en recuerdo de las 17 personas que murieron en Florida, y que expresen sus demandas para planteles escolares seguros en todo el país. Hemos recibido preguntas de estudiantes y padres sobre este día. Nuestros estudiantes de Lawndale High han elegido aprovechar sus voces para promover la seguridad escolar y el cambio social a raíz de la tragedia de la escuela secundaria de Florida. Haga clic en el enlace para obtener más información.

Help Keep Lawndale Safe

Help keep our school safe by working with our administration and safety officers. If you see or hear something that may put you, or someone else in danger, you can tell a safety officer or report it anonymously on the app.

Prom 2018

Class of 2018 presents "A Golden Night at Gatsby's" at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood on June 2nd from 7:00- 11:00 pm.

The Fonda theater is a historic theater built in the 1920's but upgraded to become the performance venue for today's hottest artists. Make sure to take advantage of the epic photo ops from the chandelier wall in the entryway to the rooftop overlooking Hollywood Boulevard.

Click to see all the information about prom.

Grad Nite 2018

Class of 2018's Grad Nite will be at Disneyland on June 8th. All students must have a signed permission slip to purchase a ticket. Permission slips will be handed out in Government / Econ classes. Tickets are $170 and will be sold from March 5th - March 30th.

If you would like to sit with your friends on the bus, you must purchase your ticket at the same time.

Spots are limited so please buy early!

Sign up for the Remind by texting @LHSDis18 to 81010. Also, check back here for more information as the event gets closer.

Senior Payments

During January / February, there are two payments that should happen:
1) Go to the Herff Jones website, enter "Lawndale High School" and scroll down to "SHOP: Caps & Gowns". You will get a cap, gown, and tassel for $15+tax. Anyone that wishes to walk at graduation should visit the website.

2) If you wish to participate in senior activities (all on campus activities such as the senior breakfast, senior bbq, etc.), go to the student store to pay $40 (cash).

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Counselor's Contact Information

Lorri Peterson Quintana
(Secretary - Appointments)

Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Coo)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Cop- Gutierrez. D)

Ms. Sonia Rojas
(Last Name Gutierrez, E. - Men)

Mr. Oscar Pina
(Last names Meo - Roc)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Rod - Z)

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 form by clicking here or handwrite the note.

Upcoming Events

School Site Council
Date: 3/21/2018, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
Location: LW_A126_Large_Conf_Room
Science & Social Studies Department Night
Date: 3/23/2018, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: LW_Cafeteria_Main
Saturday School
Date: 3/24/2018, 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Location: LW_Media_Ctr_Comp_Lab; LW_Media_Ctr_Main; LW_Media_Ctr_Rear
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PSAT Student Guide

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