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Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

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  • 12820 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650 • (562) 868-0431
  • Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District operates 17 elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools and five additional program sites.

  • Superintendent: Dr. Hasmik Danielian
  • Board of Trustees: Sean M. Reagan, president; Chris Pflanzer, vice president/clerk; Darryl R. Adams, member; Karen Morrison, member; Margarita L. Rios, member; Jessie Urquidi, member; Ana Valencia, member

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Class of 2017 Visits Elementary Schools in Caps and Gowns

Follow-up Story: Top seniors from John Glenn, La Mirada, Norwalk and Southeast high schools visited their former elementary schools on May 12 to inspire students to work hard toward their goals and that anyone can go to college during the District's inaugural Kinder to College event. The District launched the event to promote a college-going culture from kindergarten through high school. Students wore graduation caps and gowns or college T-shirts while they talked about the university they will attend and what they will study, or how they will serve the United States in the Marines, Navy, Air Force or Army. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Norwalk-La Mirada Selects New Board Member

Norwalk-la Mirada Unified Board of Education on May 22 unanimously selected 21-year educator Jude Cazares as its newest board member. Cazares fills a vacancy left by Margarita Rios, who resigned April 5 after being elected to Norwalk City Council. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Bollywood Dance Performance Highlights Norwalk-La Mirada District’s ‘Day of the Parent’ Celebration

Follow-up Story: Nearly 175 Norwalk-La Mirada parent volunteers were feted with a Bollywood dance performance from Eastwood Elementary fourth-graders and a catered lunch prepared by Norwalk High students during the 17th annual Day of the Parent celebration at Huerta Elementary School on May 18. The parents received certificates from their school principals and PTA representatives. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Norwalk-La Mirada Woodshop Students Build, Donate Garden Boxes to Local Youth Shelter

La Mirada High School senior Isaac Cantu is extra vigilant as he stencils the words "Dream Big" along the side of one of four garden boxes he and three other students have made in their woodshop class to beautify the grounds of the Casa Youth Shelter in Los Alamitos. Cantu worked with seniors Johnny Granados, Andrew Iabarra and Spencer Collins to finish the garden boxes, which can house dozens of plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Photos are available Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Students Honored in State Photography Contest

At some empty stretch of highway on the way to Mount Baldy, seventh-grader Genesis Sandoval laid down in the middle of the cracked and battered road for a photo that she believed encapsulated the essence of exploration and its many possibilities. Sandoval’s photo was chosen from hundreds of entries as one of eight winners of the 2017 California Streaming Digital Photography Contest. This is the second year in a row that a Benton Middle School student has been named a winner. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Sanchez Elementary Students Celebrate National Arbor Day, Plant Trees at Norwalk Park

Follow-up Story: Students from two fifth-grade classes from Sanchez Elementary took up gardening gloves and shovels to join Norwalk city workers at Hermosillo Park to plant 25 Golden Medallion trees on April 25. The event celebrated National Arbor Day and taught students about the process of planting trees and the importance of caring for the environment. Photos are available. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Norwalk High Senior Receives $40,000 Edison Scholarship, Ambitions to Become a NASA Engineer

Norwalk High Senior Promise Agbo is closer to her dream of becoming a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineer after she was named one of 30 Edison Scholars across Southern California to be awarded a $40,000 scholarship. Agbo plans to major in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science at Stanford University. Media Contact: Valerie Martinez, Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified Joins McPrincipal’s Scholarship Fundraiser

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District principals will serve up Big Mac combos and McFlurries to students and members of the community during McPrincipal’s Night scholarship fundraiser from 4-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 at McDonald’s, 12510 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk. Principals will take counter orders while District administrators staff the drive-through and prep food. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)