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LESD GOALS 2014-2015

Focus Area #1
LESD staff will communicate and collaborate to ensure that every student achieves academic success.

Focus Area #2
LESD staff will increase parent engagement and will provide parent education to support student success.

Focus Area #3
LESD staff will ensure the use of technology as a tool to foster critical thinking and creativity to develop 21st Century skills for students and staff.

Focus Area #4
LESD staff will actively promote health and wellness for all members of the LESD community.

Focus Area #5
LESD will invest in optimal learning environments that enhance student learning and safety.

2014-2015 School Calendar


Lawndale Educational Foundation



Erate Year 17 RFP's

Erate Year 17 RFP's will be available on the purchasing section of the website. Please check back soon.

Measure CL Oversight Committee

Our Measure CL Citizens' Oversight Committee held its meeting on February 11, 2015 to review our accomplishments over this past year, and approve a budget plan for next year, 2015-16.


The committee shared the information with our Board of Trustees at the Board Meeting of February 17, 2015.  View the PowerPoint presentation here.


Superintendent Newsletter


January 2015

A message from Dr. Ellen Dougherty, Superintendent

Wiseburn Community Members Seek to Transfer Territory from LESD

For many years, the Lawndale Elementary School District has had an area known as the “Choice Blocks”.  This area extends from 139th Street to 142nd Street between the San Diego Freeway and Inglewood Avenue.  Due to its location, students in this area are able to attend LESD or be given a permit to attend the Wiseburn Unified School District.    Approximately half of the students in that area attend LESD schools and the other half attend Wiseburn schools. This agreement has worked well for both districts over the past 20 years. 

Recently, a group of individuals in the Wiseburn community delivered a petition to the Los Angeles County Committee for Reorganization.  Now that they have unification, these community members are requesting that the boundary lines of the Wiseburn School District be redrawn so that this area would no longer be part of LESD but solely of the Wiseburn Unified School District. 

All of the students who live in that area transferring to Wiseburn would have a huge impact on Lawndale ESD and its overall revenue.   We take pride in serving the needs of all students and we use our resources prudently to deliver high-quality services to our students.  Losing this revenue would be detrimental to the students in LESD and would diminish the services that we are able to offer our students to become successful learners.

A Public Hearing will be held on March 2, 2015 starting at 6:00 PM at the Leuzinger High School Cafeteria.  


Boletín en español…

The California Association of School Social Workers Highlights the Work of LESD's Student Support Services Department

Maria Ruelas.jpgThe California Association of School Social Workers (CASSW) recently highlighted the work of LESD and their efforts to expand their internship program and build trauma-informed schools.

Maria Ruelas, Lead School Social Worker, wrote a fantastic piece for CASSW’s latest newsletter.  Please click here to read more about this new approach in helping our students.

Champions for Change Initiative: Healthy Children, Healthy Learners

Lawndale Elementary School District continues the fight against childhood hunger and obesity with the Champions for Change Initiative.  The video below highlights some of the work the district has been doing.


LESD's Choose Health LA Kids (CHLA Kids) Program hosts tours of grocery stores

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The two grocery store tours in September have been very successful. The grocery store tours were promoted at LESD Back to School Nights, at staff meetings and on the LESD CHLA Kids website.


SchoolCity Testing

If you are student, click here to go to the online portal for benchmark testing. Thank you.



Click here to submit a FREE meal application online today! To manage your payments online click here.

LET’S PLAN… Together

Local Control Funding Formula/Local Control and Accountability Plan

California state law sets out the system for funding public schools. State leaders largely decide how much money is available to schools each year as part of the state budget process.

In 2012, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). School districts now decide how to use the funds, but under the new system they must get input from their local communities. They also have to tie their budgets to improvement goals by creating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

The Local Control and Accountability Plan is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula. The plan is based on Lawndale Elementary School District’s goals and student data collected in order to describe specific actions the district will take to achieve those goals. Last year, we engaged parents, educators, employees and the community to establish this plan. The LCAP focuses on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plan also demonstrates how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and will assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

For more information, please click on the following links:

LCAP Plan Approved by LACOE

PowerPoint Presentation - LCAP Update given at 2/3/15 Board Meeting

PowerPoint Presentation - LCAP Update given at 2/3/15 Board Meeting - Spanish

School Site Council/Stakeholder Meeting Dates

FREE PRESCHOOL program enrolling now!

What we offer: 

  • Free high-quality preschool* in 3-hour AM or PM session (Addams Preschool, Anderson Preschool, Carson Preschool, Green Preschool, Mitchell Preschool, and Twain Preschool) for children who have their:
    • 3rd birthday on or before September 1st;
    • 4th birthday on or before September 1st; or
    • 5th birthday on or between September 2nd and December 2nd
  • Free parent education and kindergarten transition activities
  • Free daily meal
  • and qualified and caring teaching staff

What you need:  Preschool packet completed, Prior month proof of income to meet* state guidelines, Child’s birth record, Sibling birth records, Child’s physical, immunizations, negative Tb test results, 3 emergency contacts, phone and address.


Please call for information or to make an appointment:

(310) 644-8458

Preschool packets are available at the Preschool Office located on 156th St. behind Twain School between Doty Ave

Para información en español…


Helpful Tips for Parents Ideas Para Padres

Please click on the links below  for back-to school tips and ideas on how to support learning at home and help your students get the most out of


Por favor oprima en los enlaces para ideas sobre como apoyar el aprendizaje en casa y ayudar a sus alumnos a aprovechar las tareas.