Lynwood Community Adult School, as a public school, was founded jointly by the California State Department of Education and the Lynwood Unified School District Board of Education. Public schools in California, as elsewhere throughout the United States, are established via legislation.
Lynwood Community Adult School was founded in 1954. It was founded during a population boom in California that had led to the establishment of adult schools in 80 percent of California's school districts.
Like other public adult schools, Lynwood Community Adult School was and is run by the local school district board, as supervised by the Bureau of Adult Education, a subdivision of the California State Department of Education.