Local District Northwest
Students
We serve the northwest portion of Los Angeles Unified with 126 schools and over 70,000 students through coherence, high expectations and accountability.
  • Meet the Local District Northwest Superintendent


    Local District Northwest Superintendent Joseph Nacorda

    Welcome to Local District Northwest's home on the web. Part of Los Angeles Unified, Local District Northwest serves the northwest portion of the District by providing resources for our students and teachers through our six Communities of Schools with support through Instruction, Operations and Parent and Community Engagement.

    Our Communities of Schools include Canoga Park/Chatsworth, Cleveland, Kennedy NAHS VAAS, Monroe, Reseda and Taft, covering 126 schools and over 70,000 students. Each Community of School includes its own dedicated support staff to provide localized service and care for our students and families. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our work and how we can best support you.  

    Local District Northwest
    Superintendent Joseph Nacorda

  • Contact


    6621 Balboa Boulevard
    Van Nuys, CA 91406
     
    Visitors by appointment only - click here to make an appointment
     
    Email: LDNorthwest@lausd.net
    Phone: 818.654.3600
    Hours: Monday through Friday,
    7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
     
    View the LDNW Directory here
     
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  • Latest News


    Know Your Air Network launches at Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter

    Nation’s Largest School-based Air Quality Monitoring Network Unveiled at Hesby Oaks Charter

    To ensure the safest learning environment for students, Los Angeles Unified unveiled the nation’s largest school-based air monitoring network at Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter as part of Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho’s 100-Day Plan. The Know Your Air Network includes the installation of sensors at 200 school locations across Los Angeles Unified’s 710 square-mile footprint, providing students, parents, teachers and the community with important real-time data about their local air quality. Learn more »

     

  • Latest Programs


    Join us for a Summer of Learning!

    In-Person and Online Summer Programs Now Accepting Enrollment

    Join us for a summer of learning! Programs for all Los Angeles Unified students are now accepting enrollment, including in-person and online summer learning opportunities. Learn more »

     

  • Community of Schools


  • Local District Northwest works with six Community of Schools. These Community of Schools are centered around local high schools and their corresponding middle and elementary schools. Support staff for each Community of School is located on-site, serving as a resource for students, parents, teachers and staff with a localized understanding of the communities that they serve. 

    To locate your Community of Schools, click here

  • Parent and Community Engagement


    Our Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) unit promotes student achievement by encouraging parent participation in their children's education. The PACE unit believes children learn best when schools collaborate with parents as equal partners. The PACE unit assists schools in Local District Northwest by creating welcoming environments for parents with opportunities for participation. 

    Learn more about PACE by clicking here

  • Instruction


  • The Instructional Support Team supports teaching and learning by elevating our teachers, staff and administrators. Learn more about our Instructional Support Team by clicking here

  • Operations


  • Operations ensures that every school in Local District Northwest is safe, clean and conducive to teaching and learning. Learn more about the Operations team by clicking here