As we celebrate the graduation of high school seniors and the promotion of students throughout the district, we wanted to look back on the history of the Lynwood Unified School District.
Here’s an excerpt from “Images of America: Lynwood:”
“The Lynwood School District was part of the Compton School District for 22 years, beginning in 1934. The first school built was Lugo Elementary School, located on Pendleton Street. There were several direct descendants of Antonio Maria Lugo present at the school’s opening.
In the 1880s, the school district bought an acre of land at the corner of what was Temple (now Bullis Road) and Cortland Streets and built a one-room schoolhouse. By 1895, a more modern two-room structure was built and equipped with a lofty tower and iron bell that rang when school began each day. The school was moved to the corner of Carlin Avenue and Bullis Road and was converted to a residence. Lynwood Junior High School was built in 1930 and has the distinction of being the only school in the Lynwood district that was not condemned after the 1933 earthquake. It later became Lynwood High School.”
This year, the graduating seniors from Lynwood, Firebaugh and Vista high schools have made our city proud of their accomplishments, made especially challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to another centennial full of student success in the City of Lynwood.
If you want to read more about the history of Lynwood, you can purchase “Images of America: Lynwood” through http://lynwood.ca.us/history-2/.