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Lynwood Unified School District

  • 11321 Bulls Road, Lynwood, CA 90262 • (310) 886-1600
  • Lynwood Unified School District operates 12 elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools, as well as preschool, adult education and independent studies programs in a culturally diverse community.

  • Superintendent: Paul Gothold
  • Board of Trustees: Alma-Delia Renteria, president; Briseida Gonzalez, vice president; Maria G. Lopez, clerk; Gary Hardie Jr., member; Alfonso Morales, member

Lynwood Unified to Host HBCU College Football Recruitment Event

A group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will hold a two-day football recruitment event at Lynwood High School, starting with high-intensity drills at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 29. HBCU coaches and staff will invite selected students to a second day of drills at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 30. Students will learn of acceptances and scholarships after the second day. Visiting schools include Tuskegee University, Lincoln State University and Virginia State University. Lynwood High is at 4050 E. Imperial Hwy., Lynwood. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More

Lynwood Unified Open Access to Honors Programs Helps Boost Grad Rates

Open access to high-level courses, expansion of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs, and increased emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) helped boost Lynwood Unified’s graduation rates to record highs in 2015-16. The increases represent the latest in a trend of significant improvements over six years. Lynwood High boasted a 93.2 percent rate, up from 89.1 percent in 2014-15, while Firebaugh High jumped from 90.4 percent in 2014-15 to 93.3 percent. Since 2010-11, Lynwood High has climbed 25.3 percentage points and Firebaugh High has risen by 23.9 percentage points. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified, Charles Drew University Partner for Scholar Programs

Lynwood Unified School District has launched a partnership with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) that will provide priority admission and scholarships to qualifying District students. The partnership encourages students to enroll in health-related disciplines at CDU and provides them with benefits including scholarships, early admission and waived application fees. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

156 Lynwood Unified Students Accepted into College On the Spot

Follow-up Story: Fifty-five Lynwood High and 101 Firebaugh High students received on-the-spot acceptances into 27 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) after a caravan of college recruiters, admission counselors and a few presidents visited both campuses Feb. 10. Lynwood High students also received $466,608 in scholarships and Firebaugh High students obtained more than $1.7 million in scholarships during the tour, organized by the National College Resources Foundation and the Black College Expo. About 99 percent of participants knew within 10 minutes if they had been accepted into one of the colleges Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Senior Honored for Academic Perseverance

Lynwood High School senior Brandon Salazar was honored for his academic commitment with a $500 scholarship at the Lynwood Association of School Administrators (LASA) inaugural Every Student Succeeding Banquet, held March 30 at Bateman Hall in Lynwood. Salazar, 19, who was born in America but moved with family to Tijuana during high school, woke up every day during his junior year at 2:30 a.m. to cross the U.S./Mexico border and attend school in San Diego. Returning to Lynwood and supporting himself, he worked hard to become a model student, participating in summer engineering programs at UCLA, involving himself in after-school clubs, working a weekend job and earning a 3.75 GPA. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified to Host Inaugural Elementary Track and Field Meet

About 500 Lynwood Unified K-6 students will participate in the District’s inaugural Elementary Track and Field Meet starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at Lynwood High School. This is the first year the District has funded the after-school track and field activities and coaches for all 12 elementary schools. Students who earn first- through fifth-place medals will represent Lynwood Unified at the Carson City Base Qualifying meet on Sunday, May 21 at Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School. The top runner will advance to the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation Track and Field Championship on Sunday, June 4 at Warren High School in Downey. Lynwood High School is at 4050 E. Imperial Hwy. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More

Lynwood Unified’s Firebaugh High Honors Women Through Empowerment Conference

Follow-up Story: One hundred Lady Falcons from Firebaugh High pledged to pursue their dreams no matter the obstacles at the school’s first Girl Chat Empowerment Conference, where students learned confidence-boosting techniques from a panel of powerful women and Lynwood Unified alumni. With a theme of “challenge yourself to change the narrative,” the conference called upon young women to equip themselves with skills and knowledge of self-efficacy, self-actualization, conflict resolution and motivation for positive change and choices. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students Learn About Cultural Proficiency Through Theater Series

Follow-up Story: More than 3,500 Lynwood Unified elementary students learned about the history of African-American culture in honor of Black History Month through a theater series presented by the Music Center of Los Angeles, which brought musical, theatrical and storytelling performances to each of the District’s 12 elementary schools Feb. 3 through March 14. “We Tell Stories: The Spirit of Black Folklore” brought students background information and connections to diverse cultures through a historical, grade-appropriate context. The performances were carried out by a trio of actors and featured works by black writers as well as anonymous tales from black folk tradition. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos