Los Angeles City School District

Created September 19, 1853

Charter School District-Created May 2, 1870 (Boundaries Same as City)

(LA County, History of School District Organization in L.A. County, R-379-794L, Published by Office of the Los Angeles County Superientendent of Schools, Downey, California, July 1, 1976)

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Other Districts annexed by City:

Rosedale and Harmony

April 17, 1896

McKinley

February 26, 1906

Green Meadows and Sunnyside

January 22, 1907

Gardena

February 25, 1907

Howard and Moneta

April 8, 1907

Lincoln, San Pedro and Wilmington

August 7, 1909

Dominquez

August 27, 1909

Cahuenga

November 8, 1909

Calegrove

November 15, 1909

Hollywood

February 21, 1910

Los Felis

February 28, 1910

Coldwater-Lankershim and Laurel

March 7, 1910

Mt. Washington- Washington Park

February 1, 1912

American and Annandale

February 9, 1912

Belvedere

March 25, 1912

Miramonte

July 8, 1912

Chatsworth Park, Pacoima, and Van Nuys

June 1, 1915

Farmdale

June 22, 1915

San Fernando and Morningside

July 12, 1915

Cienega

July 30, 1917

Vineland

August 27, 1917

Nithsdale

January 14, 1918

National

March 11, 1918

Hansen Height

April 22, 1918

Russell

August 8, 1921

Sawtelle

October 27, 1921

Hyde Park

June 18, 1923

Eagle Rock

May 17, 1923

Graham

November 15, 1923

Watts

May 4, 1925

Venice City

August 23, 1926

Monte Vista

August 23, 1926

Bell and Maywood

December 6, 1926

San Antonio

May 18, 1927

Playa del Rey

May 23, 1927

Palomar

December 19, 1927

Vernon City

January 23, 1928

Tujunga

February, 20, 1929

Tweedy

August 31, 1931

Huntington Park

January 18, 1932

Topanga

July 1, 1962

Districts that were annexed for which available records do not specify dates: Belmont Heights, Brooklyn, Ivanhoe, Pass, Terminal, University, and Vermillion Districts.

Los Angeles City High School District

The Los Angeles City High School District was formed in 1890. The territory of the District was expanded from time to time by two types of annexations. First, there were a number of annexations of other high school districts:

Name

Date Annexed

Jewell Union

1906

Hollywood Union

1909

San Pedro City

1909

Wilmington Union

1910

Van Nuys

1913

San Fernando Union

1914

Owensmouth Union

1916

Venice Union

1925

Secondly, the district was expanded as elementary districts became components of the Los Angeles City High School District by the annexation process:

Name

Date Annexed

Alturas

August 18, 1921

Beverly Hills

August 18, 1921

Calabasas

August 18, 1921

Castaic

August 18, 1921

Cornell

August 18, 1921

Culver City

August 18, 1921

Felton

August 18, 1921

Garripatos (Later Topanga)

August 18, 1921

Honby

August 18, 1921

Las Vergenes

August 18, 1921

Liberty

August 18, 1921

Live Oak

August 18, 1921

New Era

August 18, 1921

Newhall

August 18, 1921

San Francisquito

August 18, 1921

San Martinez

August 18, 1921

Saugus

August 18, 1921

Oak Flat (transferred to Los Angeles from the Antelope Valley Joint)

July 22, 1929

Huntington Park

July 22, 1932

Bee (transferred from Antelope Valley Joint Union to Los Angeles City High

December 29, 1942

The territory of the High School District was reduced by several withdrawals. In one of these actions, on January 30, 1945, the Bee, Newhall, Castaic Union and Saugus Union School Districts were transferred to the Santa Clarita Union High School District (or William S. Hart Union High School District.) On March 23, 1936, the Beverly Hills School District withdrew and formed the Beverly Hills High School District, and by operation of law became the Beverly Hills Unified School District. A similar action was taken by Culver City on January 25, 1945.

When the Los Angeles City School District and the Palos Verdes School District became unified on July 1, 1961, it left the Las Vergenes Union and Topanga School Districts as the remnant of the Los Angeles City High School District. The name was then changed by the new board and the district was called the West County Union High School District. When the Topanga School District annexed to the Los Angeles Unified School District on July 1, 1962, it left the Las Vergenes Union School District as the sole remnant of the West County Union High School District. Because these latter two had coterminous boundaries, they were automatically unified on July 1, 1962, and the West County Union High School District ceased to exist.

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