Just Another Day In SouthLA

New La Tijera School Now Open!!

The Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) very proudly hosted the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the recently-completed La Tijera K-8 School in the school’s gymnasium, on the campus of the state-of-the-art structure in North Inglewood bordering Ladera Heights on La Cienaga Blvd.

Hundreds of community residents, school faculty, staff and students, along with a broad cross-section of elected officials and their representatives, were greeted with green-and-white balloons as they entered the palm-tree-lined entrance to the school’s parking area, for the long-awaited opening of a school that IUSD had promised years ago and was now delivering.

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 Meet the Architects 

New La Tijera Elementary School

One comment on “New La Tijera School Now Open!!

  1. Steven Schlah
    July 3, 2013

    As one of the first children start La Tijera in 1950 and graduate in 1957 (with mimeographed graduation announcements), I was both glad and sad to see La Tijera change its look. As I lived across the street, at 1428 La Tijera until 1959, my family saw many changes in the old school: from originally 6 classrooms to 12, with a Multi-purpose Room – Cafeteria, to the fill-in of the back “gully”. But though we asked for years to have grass planted on the ‘field’, to knock down the daily dust storms that invaded our house, it wasn’t done until after we moved.
    I remember: Mrs. Walker (1st), Mrs. McKay (2nd), Mrs. Howell (3rd), Mr. Shaffer (4th), Mrs. Riggs (5th) and Mr. Fausterling (6th), with many happy memories.
    My question is: as I am now a retired High School History teacher, where do I find the “History of La Tijera School”. Steven William Schlah

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This entry was posted on May 4, 2012 by in Education, Inglewood, Vision SouthLA and tagged , , , .
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