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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 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

Lynwood Unified Theater Program Teaches African American Culture

Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified’s nearly 3,500 third- through fifth-graders 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. The story themes explored the depth of spirit, ethnic pride and the willingness to laugh despite the odds against it. Normally costing $685 per school site, Lynwood Unified brought the performances to students with the help of a $6,350 grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Photos are available. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)

Lynwood Unified Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America

Follow-up Story: The Cat in the Hat paid a visit to Roosevelt Elementary School on March 1 to celebrate the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss and to share the gift of literacy with K-6 students during Read Across America. Nearly 60 parents, community members and Lynwood High students brought children’s characters to life at Roosevelt. Elementary schools across Lynwood Unified School District celebrated Read Across America, with some guest readers dressing up as historical figures and high school students volunteering at District elementary and middle schools. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified School District Named a 2017 National AP District of the Year

Follow-up Story: Lynwood Unified School District on Feb. 28 commemorated its distinction as one of three districts in the nation – and the only one in California – to be named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year, celebrating the monumental achievement with students, teachers, district administrators as College Board leadership presented the award at Lynwood High School. The District received the honor for being the national leader among medium-size school districts – defined as having between 8,000 and 49,999 students – in expanding access to AP courses while simultaneously improving AP exam performance. Lynwood Unified was among 433 districts across the U.S. and Canada to win placement on the annual AP District Honor Roll. From this list, three AP Districts of the Year — one for each district size: small, medium and large — were selected based on an analysis of three academic years of AP data.   Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood High Dances to Victory at Sharp International Competition

Follow-up Story: Lynwood High School’s intermediate and advanced dance teams captured two first-place prizes and an International Championship trophy at the Sharp International Dance Competition on Feb. 4 at Firebaugh High School. The school’s intermediate Dance II team won first place for its jazz and hip-hop number performed to “Pop, Drop and Roll,” and the advanced Dance Ensemble secured first place for its jazz routine. Under the new direction of Brittany Washington, a Lynwood High alumna, the teams will advance to the national championship later this year. Photos are available. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood High Students Receive Professional Advice During 2nd Career Day

Follow-up Story: More than 1,000 Lynwood High School juniors and seniors received encouragement and advice from a wide range of career professionals during the school’s second annual Career Day on Feb. 7. Among the speakers were a Lynwood native who created her own successful cosmetics company and Los Angeles-based community activist Ernesto Rocha, who delivered the keynote address. Students listened to the stories of nearly 40 men and women in the fields of business, law, technology, public service, health care, banking, filmmaking, entrepreneurship and the armed forces. Photos are available. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos

Lynwood Unified Elementary Students Learn Healthy Eating Tips from Actress

Nearly 100 Lynwood Unified Students clung to the edges of their seats, screamed and clapped feverishly on as Tia Mowry-Hardrict, star in “Sister Sister” and CW/BET’s “The Game,” made her way in to the Lindbergh Elementary School cafeteria to discuss healthy eating with them. The actress prepared healthy snacks and gave shopping and cooking tips to the students, who are part of the District’s Lynwood Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP). The after-school LEAP initiative, supported by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, focuses on healthy eating through celebrations and having staff members model healthy eating habits for students. Media Contact: Lindsay Ivins, 909-206-5480 (office) or 480-335-3149 (cell)Read More Photos