Best Public Schools in Lawndale, CA


The city of Lawndale, California is home to 13 schools across two school districts - the Lawndale Elementary School District and the Centinela Valley Union High School District. The schools include 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 5 high schools, with no alternative schools in the area.

A few schools stand out in Lawndale, including Environmental Charter High - Lawndale, which has the highest statewide ranking among high schools, the best 4-year graduation rate at 96.1%, and the lowest dropout rate at 2.4%. The middle school Jane Addams Middle and the elementary school Mark Twain Elementary also stand out with the highest statewide rankings in their respective grade levels. Additionally, Billy Mitchell Elementary has the lowest student-teacher ratio of 19.1 among the elementary schools.

However, the data also reveals a mixed picture, with the Centinela Valley Union High School District ranked 1,108 out of 1,560 school districts in California and rated 1 out of 5 stars, indicating the high schools are generally underperforming. In contrast, the Lawndale Elementary School District is ranked 690 out of 1,560 and rated 3 out of 5 stars, suggesting the elementary and middle schools are performing better. Socioeconomic factors also appear to play a significant role, with schools having higher free/reduced lunch rates tending to have lower performance on metrics like test scores and graduation rates.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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