NSBN Projects - Hawthorne

Jonas Salk SiteNSBN, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and the Lawndale Elementary School District (LESD), is developing a master plan for an existing seven-acre school site in Hawthorne. Once a "starter" school (a small, three-classroom facility with only an office, bathroom facilities, and limited recreational space) within LESD, the site was transferred to LACOE and currently operates as an alternative day school for junior and senior high school students reassigned from other schools within the South Bay region of L.A. County. LACOE now has plans to expand its current classrooms with a small addition while developing appropriate playing fields for its current student population.

Separately, LACOE is working with NSBN and LESD to facilitate the operation of a LAUP-funded preschool on a portion of LACOE’s Hawthorne site. This preschool will serve approximately 72 children in an area that has been defined by LAUP as being in "greatest need" for new preschool seats. Further, NSBN is working with LACOE to identify other potential project participants, such as Trust for Public Land, to develop an accessible recreation area at this site.