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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 through the Los Angeles County Library @ Online tutors are available from 1:00-10:00 PM. To participate you need to have a library card number to log in to a tutoring session. 


  • The Lawndale Public Library offers a Homework Center to students of all ages. The Homework Center is a place for students to work on assignments with an adult. For information about the Homework 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 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. 

honor roll invitation