Downey Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 21,888 students in Downey Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Downey Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Downey Unified School District are Unsworth Elementary School, Ward Elementary School and Gallatin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Downey Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Downey Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Downey Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
21 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
21,888 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
894 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Downey Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#691 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Downey Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Downey Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Downey Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Downey Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.20
0.64
# American Indian Students
32 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
597 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
3%
12%
# Hispanic Students
19,513 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
89%
54%
# Black Students
578 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
3%
5%
# White Students
1,002 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
5%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
44 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
122 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,601
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,353
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,409
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,331
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,505
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,529
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,641
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,758
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,779
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,916
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,949
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,029
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,025
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
63
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,834 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,881 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$303 MM
$29 MM
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Spending
$326 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Downey Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,834
$16,033
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Downey Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,881
$16,124
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Best Downey Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Unsworth Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9001 Lindsey Ave.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3576
Grades: K-5
| 694 students
Rank: #22.
Ward Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8851 E. Adoree St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3591
Grades: K-3
| 416 students
Rank: #33.
Gallatin Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9513 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3583
Grades: K-5
| 738 students
Rank: #44.
Price Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9525 S. Tweedy Ln.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3575
Grades: K-5
| 833 students
Rank: #55.
Imperial Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8133 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3578
Grades: K-3
| 543 students
Rank: #66.
Lewis Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13220 S. Bellflower Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3590
Grades: K-5
| 816 students
Rank: #77.
Rio San Gabriel Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9338 Gotham St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3567
Grades: K-5
| 796 students
Rank: #88.
Alameda Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8613 E. Alameda St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3589
Grades: K-3
| 611 students
Rank: #99.
Old River Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11995 Old River Sch Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3561
Grades: 4-5
| 711 students
Rank: #1010.
Williams Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7530 E. Arnett St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3564
Grades: K-3
| 729 students
Rank: #1111.
Downey Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12330 Woodruff Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3552
Grades: 7-12
| 10 students
Rank: #1212.
Griffiths Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9633 Tweedy Ln.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3580
Grades: 6-8
| 1,254 students
Rank: #1313.
Doty Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10301 S. Woodruff Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3586
Grades: 6-8
| 1,376 students
Rank: #1414.
Carpenter Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9439 E. Foster Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3588
Grades: 4-5
| 443 students
Rank: #1515.
Downey High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11040 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 869-7301
Grades: 9-12
| 4,042 students
Rank: #1616.
Rio Hondo Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7731 E. Muller St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3568
Grades: K-5
| 801 students
Rank: #1717.
Stauffer Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11985 Old River Sch Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3565
Grades: 6-8
| 1,311 students
Rank: #1818.
Warren High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8141 De Palma St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 869-7306
Grades: 9-12
| 3,638 students
Rank: #1919.
Sussman Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
12500 Birchdale Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3572
Grades: 6-8
| 1,236 students
Rank: #2020.
Gauldin Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9724 Spry St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3582
Grades: K-5
| 597 students
Rank: #2121.
Columbus Continuation
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
12330 Woodruff Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3552
Grades: 9-12
| 293 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 21,888 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.20

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