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Message from the Principal

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year!


This school year brings many changes to Zela Davis STEM Prep including a new Principal, Mr. Rohrer, and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Lopez. Mr. Rohrer and Mrs. Lopez have both worked in the Hawthorne School District for 21 years and look forward to supporting students, families, and staff.


Zela Davis firmly believes in student success. All staff members are committed to academic and emotional growth. We are dedicated to ensuring our school provides a welcoming, safe, bully-free environment in which students are actively involved in academic learning, as well as, positive values and self-discipline. Zela Davis encourages positive behavior and employs a Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports model.  


In 2016, Zela Davis was the proud recipient of the prestigious state designation of "Gold Ribbon School". Our school was also honored to receive the federal designation of "Title I Academic Achievement Award School." Additionally, Zela Davis’ Project Lead The Way (PLTW) STEM Program was recognized as California’s 2017 LAUNCH School of the Year! We continue to expand our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program instilling a passion and drive to learn.


Zela Davis also believes in building strong relationships with parents and community members. Parents are always welcomed to visit the classrooms and campus. Additionally, Zela Davis offers a variety of activities specifically designed for parents and guardians.


Many wonderful and exciting things are happening at Zela Davis STEM Prep! We look forward to promoting academic success and building strong community partnerships in the 2018-2019 school year.



Matthew Rohrer

Miguelina Lopez
Assistant Principal


Matthew Rohrer - Principal

Matthew Rohrer

Contact the Principal:

Zela Davis Office Number: (310) 679-1771


Contact the Assistant Principal:

Miguelina Lopez