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Lynwood Unified School District

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  • 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 Welcome Thousands to 4th Annual Festival of the Arts

Lynwood High School will welcome community members from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20 for Lynwood Unified’s fourth annual Festival of the Arts, bringing together students from all 18 campuses for dance and band performances, skits and the Conga Kids semi-final dance competition. Families and children will also enjoy arts and crafts, shirt tie-dying and games. Lynwood High School is at 4050 Imperial Highway, Lynwood. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More

Firebaugh High Commends Senior Determination with 2nd Senior Signing Day

Follow-up Story: Nearly 400 Firebaugh High students became one step closer to college on May 18 during College Signing Day, a White House program initiated in 2016 to encourage all students to attend college and support those planning their higher education ventures. The seniors signed symbolic letters of intent in front of a crowd of underclassmen. In addition, the school’s top 10 students and California Scholastic Federation Sealbearers were announced. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Hosts Grand Opening for New Firebaugh High Baseball, Softball Fields

Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified hosted a grand opening of baseball fields for Firebaugh High and Lynwood Middle schools on May 30 at Lynwood Middle School. Funded by Measure K, the $2 million in renovations include new dugouts, backstop, paved areas for spectators, a batting tunnel and fencing in addition to drought-tolerant grass and compacted soil under the field to prevent soft spots. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Tennis Star Venus Williams Revisits Lynwood Unified Elementary School

Follow-up Story: Tennis star and Olympic gold medalist Venus Williams returned to Lynwood Unified’s Mark Twain Elementary School to surprise her first-grade teacher Judy Vellegas as part of a California Lottery “Back to the Start” social media video campaign. The video highlighted the student/teacher duo as they spent time reminiscing about Williams’ quiet personality in first grade, her dad taking her to the tennis courts in Compton after school, and her unwavering desire to dominate in tether ball at recess. The California Lottery video on Williams’ visit to Mark Twain Elementary can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2oPSZqF. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood High Holds ‘Decision Day’ to Inspire Higher Education, Career Goals

Follow-up Story: As part of a nationwide call to action by former First Lady Michelle Obama, hundreds of Lynwood High students took their first step toward college during College Signing Day, a White House program initiated in 2016 to encourage all students to attend college and support those planning their college ventures. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

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