Many of the schools within the Lynwood Unified School District are named after US presidents, historical figures or include the name of our City. There are a few schools in the Lynwood Unified School District that are named after people important to Lynwood’s history.
Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School was named after the Democratic member of the California State Assembly from 1998 until 2004. In his final term in the Assembly, Firebaugh served concurrently as Assembly Majority Leader and Chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. He passed away in 2006 due to complications from a liver ailment he was diagnosed with in 2003.
Hosler Middle School was named after Fred W. Hosler, the first Superintendent of the Lynwood Unified School District. He was a hard-working Superintendent and kept unbelievable hours. He came to Lynwood as a star and in 1952, he died of a massive heart attack in his living room which was located on Palm Street. The first junior high school in Lynwood, Century Junior High School, was renamed after him.
There isn’t much known about Janie P. Abbott Elementary School’s namesake, but the Abbotts were one of the first families to inhabit Lynwood.
Lugo Elementary School was named after Don Antonio Lugo. In the 1800’s, he owned Rancho San Antonio, which included Lynwood. He was profiled on the City of Lynwood’s website, you can find it at http://lynwood.ca.us/galleries/lynwood-centennial-origin-story/.