Wiseburn is a small community located in the western part of Hawthorne. This community is bordered by the 405 Freeway, El Segundo Boulevard, Inglewood Avenue, and Rosecrans Avenue. It is adjacent to its sister community – Holly Glen – which is located on the opposite side of the freeway.
The Wiseburn community is not the same as the Wiseburn School District, but most of the Wiseburn community is located within the Wiseburn School District boundaries. The exceptions are the 139th through 142nd streets, often referred by locals as the “orphan streets”. School age children residing on these streets are actually served by the Lawndale school district, but most residents obtain permits to have their children attend the schools within the Wiseburn School District.
Those school age children who do reside in the Wiseburn School District boundaries are eligible to attend the new, high-tech Juan Cabrillo Elementary School (grades K-2), Peter Burnett Elementary School (grades 3-5), Richard Henry Dana Middle School (a.k.a. Dana; grades 6-8). There is also a charter school that serves the Wiseburn School District students - the Da Vinci schools - consisting of Da Vinci Innovation Academy -a home-school-friendly curriculum - for grades K through 8, Da Vinci Design (a liberal arts curriculum, for grades 9-12), and Da Vinci Science (science, technology, engineering and math, for grades 9-12). In the few short years since the first of the Da Vinci schools opened, they has been nationally recognized for their fresh approach to education, adopting a project-based learning method.
Currently, the residents within the Wiseburn School District approved Measure AA in 2010 to allow the Wiseburn School District to build a new public high school. Currently, the high school grades are being served by Hawthorne High School, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Centinela Valley Union High School District.
The community of Wiseburn consists of single family homes and is a very safe community with a very strong and active neighborhood watch group, the Wiseburn Neighborhood Watch. This community group has been instrumental in virtually eliminating graffiti, educating the residents on safety issues, and fostering positive relations with the local law enforcement and government. They coordinate several popular annual events, such as the National Night Out and the Wiseburn Santa Stop.
The Wiseburn community is ideally located for those working in the local aerospace industry (like Northrop Grumman, Aerospace Corporation and Raytheon), the local Los Angeles Air Force Base, as well as the Los Angeles International Airport, as these are located just a short drive from the Wiseburn community. It is also located conveniently close to the 405 and 105 freeways, making longer commutes a lot easier. Popular shops, restaurants, and grocery stores are also located close by - Home Depot, Michaels, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Ashleys Furniture, Golds Gym, Equinox, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Staples, Old Navy, Pier One, Starbucks, Quiznos, SanSai, Paul Marin’s, Lido, Johnny Rocket’s, Yogurtland, Hummus House, Fresh and Easy, Trader Joe’s, Food For Less, and Vons, AND MORE!
The residents of the Wiseburn community are very friendly, and this is a community where you certainly have the opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Past residents have claimed that in all the places they have lived, Wiseburn was the one place where they knew who their neighbors were.