Schools & Libraries

Lakewood School

Schools in Lakewood are administered by the school districts, not by the city.  Depending on where you live, you are served by one of the following four school districts: ABC Unified, Bellflower Unified, Long Beach Unified, and Paramount Unified.

School Districts and Schools

ABC Unified School District

ABC Unified School District
16700 Norwalk Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90701
562-926-5566

  • Aloha Elementary
    11737 E. 214th St. Lakewood, CA 90715
    562-924-8329
  • Melbourne Elementary
    21314 S. Claretta Ave. Lakewood, CA 90715
    562-924-1658
  • Nixon Elementary
    19600 Jacob Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703
    562-860-6549
  • Palms Elementary
    12445 E. 207th St. Lakewood, CA 90715
    562-924-5549
  • Willow Elementary
    11733 E. 205th St. Lakewood, CA 90715
    562-865-6209
  • Haskell Junior High
    11525 Del Amo Blvd. Cerritos, CA 90701
    562-860-6529
  • Artesia High School
    12108 E. Del Amo Blvd. Lakewood, CA 90715
    562-229-7700
  • Cerritos High School
    12500 E. 183rd St. Cerritos, CA 90703
    562-229-7715

Bellflower Unified School District

Bellflower Unified School District
16703 S. Clark Ave.
Bellflower, CA 90706
562-866-9011

  • Foster Elementary
    5223 E. Bigelow Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-804-6518
  • Intensive Learning Center
    4718 Michelson St. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-804-6513
  • Jefferson Elementary
    10027 E. Rose St. Bellflower, CA 90706
    562-804-6521
  • Lindstrom Elementary
    5900 Canehill Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713
    562-804-6525
  • Williams Elementary
    6144 N. Clark Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-804-6540
  • Mayfair High School (junior and senior high)
    6000 N. Woodruff Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713
    562-925-9981
  • Somerset High School
    9242 E. Laurel St. Bellflower, CA 90706
    562-804-6548

Long Beach Unified School District

Long Beach Unified School District
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810
562-997-8000

  • Cleveland Elementary
    4760 Hackett Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713
    562-420-7552
  • Gompers Elementary
    5206 Briercrest Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713
    562-925-2285
  • Holmes Elementary
    5020 Barlin Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-633-4427
  • MacArthur Elementary
    6011 E. Centralia St. Lakewood, CA 90713
    562-420-3588
  • Madison Elementary
    2801 E. Bomberry Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-420-7731
  • Mark Twain Elementary
    5021 E. Centralia St. Long Beach, CA 90808
    562-421-8421
  • Monroe Elementary
    4400 Ladoga Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-429-8911
  • Riley Elementary
    3319 E. Sandwood St. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-420-9595
  • Bancroft Middle School
    5301 E. Centralia St. Long Beach, CA 90808
    562-425-7461
  • DeMille Middle School
    7025 Parkcrest Ave. Long Beach, CA 90808
    562-421-8424
  • Hoover Middle School
    3501 E. Country Club Dr. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-421-1213
  • Jordan High School
    6500 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805
    562-423-1471
  • Lakewood High School
    4400 Briercrest Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713
    562-425-1281

Paramount Unified School District

Paramount Unified School District
15110 S. California Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
562-602-6000

  • Collins Elementary
    6125 Coke Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805
    562-602-8008
  • Mokler Elementary
    8571 E. Flower St. Paramount, CA 90723
    562-602-8044
  • Odyssey STEM High School
    3701 Michelson St. Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-602-8032
  • Paramount High School
    14429 S. Downey Ave. Paramount, CA 90723
    562-602-6067
  • Paramount High School Alternative Academy
    3717 Michelson St., Lakewood, CA 90712
    562-602-8076

School Safety Program

The City of Lakewood sponsors a School Safety Program which teaches pedestrian and bike safety to school-age children. Suggested Route to School maps are the key to keeping youngsters safe when they walk or bike to school. The maps have easily understood symbols to show where crossing guards, traffic signals, and stop signs are located.

After-School Programs

Lakewood’s city-run After-School Activity ZONE is a free drop-in program for school-age children, teens and preteens. The program is offered at city parks, Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Schedules flex to accommodate school holidays and vacation periods.

Libraries

Lakewood is home to two Los Angeles County libraries:

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library (562-866-1777), a regional-sized facility at over 21,000 square feet, located in the Lakewood Civic Center at 4990 Clark Ave.

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library was founded in 1954--the same year that Lakewood officially incorporated as a city. Originally the library was located in the Faculty Shops in Lakewood Center near what was then the City Hall. The library moved to a larger building in 1959 and was rededicated in 1965 as the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library, after Lakewood's first mayor.  

George Nye, Jr. Library (562-421-8497), which encompasses 7,100 square feet, is located at 6600 Del Amo Blvd. 

George Nye, Jr. Library opened in 1973, an effort of the City of Lakewood in cooperation with the County of Los Angeles Public Library. The library is named for Lakewood Mayor George H. Nye, Jr. who died while serving in office in May 1971.   The library is the second in the city and serves the population of the eastern area of the city which includes eight elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. 

View the Los Angeles library directory.

An active Friends of the Library group was formed in 1972 and helps support both libraries. They regularly hold used-book sales offering terrific bargains with proceeds helping the local facilities.