County Administrator's Office

A Message from County Administrator' Dr. James Morris

Dear Inglewood Unified School District Staff, Students, Families and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year.  The parents, teachers, administrators, staff, and students of the Inglewood Unified School District have much to be proud of.  Our district is poised to make great strides this year because of several new programs and initiatives that are focused on improved student academic achievement:  

  • All of our K-8 schools are implementing a new math program that is designed to help students develop a deep understanding of mathematics concepts and skills.
  • We are expanding wellness centers in our schools to provide spaces and opportunities for students to flourish.
  • A districtwide focus on excellent attendance will help students understand the connection between attendance and achievement.  

Our teachers, administrators, and school staff members have spent many hours preparing for students to return to school.   They’ve worked hard to make sure schools and classrooms are clean and attractive to welcome students.  We are all excited about the opportunity to help each student achieve and thrive this year. It is important that parents and guardians actively participate in your student’s school activities.  Attending school programs and establishing a relationship with your student’s teachers are essential for academic success.   

I cannot stress enough the importance of regular school attendance.  Students need to develop, from their earliest years, the habit of good attendance.  By working together, we can help students learn that regular attendance is important today for learning and is a lifelong habit that will help them succeed throughout their education and in the workplace as adults.

As a community, we are committed to providing high-quality education that helps students prepare to become tomorrow’s leaders.  We value high academic standards and enriched educational experiences to build strong scholars and active citizens.  The students who enter our classrooms each day come to us full of promise and hope.  Together, we can provide all students with educational experiences that will prepare them to excel today, tomorrow, and in the future.

Let me close by offering my heartfelt appreciation for your support of the Inglewood Unified School District, as we start the school year full of hope, with expectations of great  learning ahead.  

Our doors are open and we welcome you to the new school year.

Together, #WeAreInglewoodUnified


James Morris, Ed.D.
County Administrator

LACOE Support Team
The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) established a team in response to the enactment of AB1840 with the goals of implementing the requirements of the new law through focused technical assistance for the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD). In collaboration with the County Administrator and IUSD Administration, the LACOE Support Team is implementing a supportive and targeted plan of action that guides the District toward the goals of achieving long-term stability and local control.
Area of Support Support Staff Name
Data and Evaluation, Communications
Sandra Naranjo, Research and Evaluation Coordinator
Los Angeles County Office of Education
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