Our Beginnings


Cinco de Mayo 1956

Solano Elementary started in 1906 and has a rich history and a special place in Los Angeles history.


Cinco de Mayo 1956 - Sponsored by the P.T.A.
As the new PTA Historian, I am chronicling our history by decade. Unfortunately we don't have any images before the 1950's, but if anyone has them, please share with us! For the month of December we are featuring pictures from the 1950's of our beautiful school & students.
Las Posadas December 1, 1950
Class Picture - Kindergarten PM Class 1955-1956
Class Picture - Kindergarten AM Class 1955-1956

Mr. Leathers on Yard Duty - 1956
May Day at Solano Elementary in the 1950's

PTA Executive Board 1956
Solano Culminating Class of 1960


Parents arriving for Culmination 1960
Solano Class, May 1961

Solano Class, May 1961
Solano Drill Team, 1978


Principal Jim Meosrah with student holding Olympic Torch, 1984



Principal Judy Lazzarini at Dodger Stadium, 1989
Assembly Member, Antonio Villaraigosa, Awards Solano 1999
Principal John Stoll (seated 2nd from right) 2000
California Distinguished School Winners 2000
Mrs. Brown, PTA President 2006 at the 100 Years of Excellence Celebration
In 2009 Solano earned an Academic Performance Index (API) of 91 & has been honored as one of only 315 new National Blue Ribbon Schools in America.
Song of the Liberation of Mexico El Grito Event Written & Ilustrated by the Students of Solano Avenue School, Music by Lalo Guerrero 2010
LAUSD Teacher of the Year Award Honoring Shannon Garrison 2016
Teacher of the Year: Michelle King L.A.U.S.D. Superintendent, Shannon Garrison, & Principal William Bertrand