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  • Check with your child's teachers to find out if the teacher is available before school, at lunch, or after school any day of the week.
  • Academic Empowerment Club is available Mondays & Wednesday after school

  • Online Tutoring is available by LA County on Online tutors are available from 1-10 PM. You need your library card number to log in. 

  • The Lawndale Public Library offers a HW Center to students K-12. The HW Center is a place to work on assignments with an adult. For info about the HW Center, please call the Lawndale Public Library at 310.676.0177

Academic Guidance

The counselors have many resources in place to help students reach their academic potential. These resources include lunchtime tutoring, academic counseling groups and individual academic progress monitoring. We recognize the importance of communication with parents to ensure academic success. In addition to the 6 week progress report / report cards, the counselors provide parent guidance with the incentive charts and the grade portal on the computer. We encourage parents to contact the counselors for conferences regarding student progress and developing a plan for success.

Graduation Requirements

Jane Addams Middle School and the Lawndale Elementary School Board believes that a diploma from Jane Addams indicates 3 years of successful progress indicated by the completion of 6th, 7th and 8th grade requirements.

Graduation Requirements include:

  • Academic - maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

  • Citizenship- accumulates no more than 5 U’s in citizenship during the 8th grade year with no more than 2 U’s occurring in the last trimester.

  • Has not been suspended for more than 5 days during the 8th grade year.

  • Has not been suspended from school the week of or on the day of graduation.

  • Has not been expelled or pending expulsion.

  • Is not on home study, in community school or on a half-day schedule for disciplinary reasons.

  • Has not broken a SARB (School Attendance Review Board) contract during 8th grade.

WHat is G.p.A.

G.P.A. stands for Grade Point Average. It is used across the United States to measure a students academic achievement. All courses at Jane Addams Middle School carry the same number of units. G.P.A. assumes a grading scale of A, B, C, D, F. Each grade is assigned a number of points. An A grade receives 4 points, a B=3, C=2, a D=1, and an F=0. 


Example of how G.P.A works:

gpa example


Honor Roll

A student at Jane Addams Middle School will receive an invitation to the Honor Roll Ceremony if they acquire a 3.5 or higher G.P.A and does not receive any N's or U's in their Citizenship grade that trimester. These ceremonies take place at the end of Trimester One and Two. 

Trimester 2 Awards: TBD March 2022