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

  • Aloha Elementary
    11737 E. 214th St. Lakewood, CA 90715
  • Melbourne Elementary
    21314 S. Claretta Ave. Lakewood, CA 90715
  • Nixon Elementary
    19600 Jacob Ave. Cerritos, CA 90703
  • Palms Elementary
    12445 E. 207th St. Lakewood, CA 90715
  • Willow Elementary
    11733 E. 205th St. Lakewood, CA 90715
  • Haskell Junior High
    11525 Del Amo Blvd. Cerritos, CA 90701
  • Artesia High School
    12108 E. Del Amo Blvd. Lakewood, CA 90715
  • Cerritos High School
    12500 E. 183rd St. Cerritos, CA 90703

Bellflower Unified School District

Bellflower Unified School District
16703 S. Clark Ave.
Bellflower, CA 90706

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

Long Beach Unified School District

Long Beach Unified School District
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

  • Cleveland Elementary
    4760 Hackett Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713
  • Gompers Elementary
    5206 Briercrest Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713
  • Holmes Elementary
    5020 Barlin Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
  • MacArthur Elementary
    6011 E. Centralia St. Lakewood, CA 90713
  • Madison Elementary
    2801 E. Bomberry Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
  • Mark Twain Elementary
    5021 E. Centralia St. Long Beach, CA 90808
  • Monroe Elementary
    4400 Ladoga Ave. Lakewood, CA 90712
  • Riley Elementary
    3319 E. Sandwood St. Lakewood, CA 90712
  • Bancroft Middle School
    5301 E. Centralia St. Long Beach, CA 90808
  • Ernest McBride High School
    7025 Parkcrest Ave. Long Beach, CA 90808
  • Hoover Middle School
    3501 E. Country Club Dr. Lakewood, CA 90712
  • Jordan High School
    6500 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805
  • Lakewood High School
    4400 Briercrest Ave. Lakewood, CA 90713

Paramount Unified School District

Paramount Unified School District
15110 S. California Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723

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

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.

Afterschool programs at Lakewood parks

Lakewood's clean, safe parks overseen by trained recreational staff offer afterschool supervision for school-age children, teens and preteens. Kids can check out art supplies and sports equipment for their self-directed activities. Special programs are offered during school holiday vacation periods. 


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.