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Greetings Proud Panthers & Welcome Back to Gardena!
Our first day of school is Friday, August 12 and all students will receive their course schedule on the first day. Please read the Principal's Opening Letter, review the GHS Calendar 2022-2023 and Bell Schedules, and visit the school website regularly for recent news, announcements, and upcoming events and read the Welcome Back to Gardena Bulletin.
As we prepare for the first day of instruction on Friday, August 12, our school will distribute two, free, rapid antigen tests kits during orientation on August 3 and 4 or for pick up on August 11 only. We strongly encourage you to test. If negative, no action is needed. If positive, stay at home, make a plan for care, and upload the positive result to as soon as possible. For assistance please contact Family Help Desk at 213-443-1300, Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Quick Look
8/3: Orientation & Gear Up for Freshmen, 9:00 a.m. & Sophomores, 11:00 a.m.
8/4: Orientation for Juniors, 9:00 a.m. & Seniors, 11:00 a.m.
8/12: First Day of Instruction
Check out our NEW Engineering and Medical Emergency courses starting next school year and our partnership with Project Lead the Way and Linked Learning.
Attendance Matters! Every Day Counts!
Students on-time to school and on-time to class, earning an average grade of C or better, and satisfactory to excellent cooperation will remain eligible for activities and athletics. In addition, a grade of C or better in all classes allows you to be eligible to apply for a California State or University College. Attendance matters, every day counts.
LAUSD 2022-26 Strategic Plan: Ready for the World!
For the next four years, Los Angeles Unified will focus on a singular goal: ensure ALL our students graduate READY FOR THE WORLD – to thrive in college, career, and life. This Strategic Plan represents a promise to our entire Los Angeles Unified community that we will achieve this goal. With this plan, we are establishing a new, inspiring vision on how we can improve student achievement and close opportunity gaps. We believe that by outlining a singular goal, and a vision for achieving this goal, we can ensure that everyone who is a part of Los Angeles Unified will be able to support and uplift our district together.
Only those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive, will be required to test as of June 13. Masking strongly recommended, but not required as of March 23. Daily Pass health check will continue.
All staff and students are strongly recommended to wear a mask and required to follow the Safe Steps to Safe Schools. Register for the Parent Portal to monitor student attendance, grades, and update emergency information. Visit the school website regularly for upcoming events, recent news, acknowledgements, and information including the 2022-2023 bell schedules. Lastly, COVID Testing and free COVID vaccinations are available for students by appointment. New to Gardena? Click here. Visitor? Click Campus Access & Visitor Policies.

Recent News

FREE Internet & Laptop Distribution @ GHS, Saturday, August 13 Featured Photo

FREE Internet & Laptop Distribution @ GHS, Saturday, August 13

FREE Internet & Laptop Distribution @ GHS, Saturday, August 13. See the attached flyer and preregister now at This is a free device for use at home. The school issued device is for school. Preregister now and pick up the laptop on Saturday, August 13 at Gardena High School.

First Day of School Friday, August 12

Welcome Back to Gardena! Please read the Welcome Back to Gardena Bulletin for news, announcements, and upcoming events including orientation on August 3 and 4 and the first day of school on Friday, August 12

Gardena Going To State Academic Decathlon

Gardena High School was invited to compete at the California Academic Decathlon because of our high score. Congratulations to the decathletes and special thanks to Coach Membreno. Click the news headline for the LAUSD News Release.
Los Angeles Chargers & Xenith Donate Helmets to the Gardena Football Program Featured Photo

Los Angeles Chargers & Xenith Donate Helmets to the Gardena Football Program

The Los Angeles Charges match up with Xenith and donate helmets to the Gardena Football Program lead by Coach Monty Gilbreath. Special thanks to the Chase Hartman, Los Angeles Chargers Community Relations Manager, Kip Lewis, Xenith Director of Athlete and Team Engagement, Khary Wilder, and the Los Angeles Chargers and Xenith for their dedication to the community and youth football. BOLT UP at and visit "a team of designers and engineers, players and parents, dreamers and doers."

Upcoming Events

At a glance

  • 4 Academy & Magnet Schools Global Business Magnet, Law & Public Service Magnet, STEAM Academy, and Creative Arts Academy
  • Goal: 100% Attendance & Safety, 100% Graduation & A-G 'C' Or Better, and Student & Parent Engagement
  • Accelerating Achievement by 1. Incorporating & Evaluating Instructional Practices, 2. Implementing Mastery Learning & Grading, and 3. Developing Magnet & Academy Pathways
  • Career Technical Education Pathways Business & Financial Service, Law (Forensics & Justice), NEW Patient Care (Emergency Medical Service), and Video Production & Graphic Design
  • Competitive Athletic Program
  • Award-Winning Arts Education Band & Auxiliary Unit


  • UCLA
  • EXP
  • Dolby
  • PLTW
  • LASC
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