Top 10 Best Downey Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 19 public elementary schools serving 13,432 students in Downey, CA.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Downey, CA are Unsworth (Edith) Elementary School, Price (Maude) Elementary School and Williams (Spencer V.) Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Downey, CA public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the California public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 45% statewide average). Elementary schools in Downey have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of California public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Downey, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Unsworth (Edith) Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9001 Lindsey Ave.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3576
Grades: K-5
| 622 students
Rank: #22.
Price (Maude) Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9525 S. Tweedy Ln.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3575
Grades: K-5
| 734 students
Rank: #33.
Williams (Spencer V.) Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7530 E. Arnett St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3564
Grades: K-3
| 614 students
Rank: #44.
Rio San Gabriel Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9338 Gotham St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3567
Grades: K-5
| 708 students
Rank: #55.
Gallatin Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9513 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3583
Grades: K-5
| 662 students
Rank: #66.
Old River Elementary School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11995 Old River Sch Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3561
Grades: 4-5
| 579 students
Rank: #77.
Rio Hondo Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
7731 E. Muller St.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3568
Grades: K-5
| 745 students
Rank: #88.
Lewis (Ed C.) Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13220 S. Bellflower Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3590
Grades: K-5
| 755 students
Rank: #99.
Alameda Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8613 E. Alameda St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3589
Grades: K-5
| 702 students
Rank: #1010.
Griffiths (Gordon) Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9633 Tweedy Ln.
Downey, CA 90240
(562) 904-3580
Grades: 6-8
| 1,301 students
Rank: #1111.
Carpenter (C. C.) Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 48% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9439 E. Foster Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3588
Grades: K-2
| 412 students
Rank: #1212.
Stauffer (Mary R.) Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11985 Old River Sch Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3565
Grades: 6-8
| 1,365 students
Rank: #1313.
Imperial Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8133 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3578
Grades: K-3
| 497 students
Rank: #1414.
Doty (Wendy Lopour) Middle School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10301 S. Woodruff Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3586
Grades: 6-8
| 1,341 students
Rank: #1515.
Sussman (Edward A.) Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
12500 Birchdale Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3572
Grades: 6-8
| 1,123 students
Rank: #1616.
Ward (E. W.) Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8851 E. Adoree St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3591
Grades: K-5
| 522 students
Rank: #1717.
Gauldin (A.l.) Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
9724 Spry St.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3582
Grades: K-5
| 566 students
Rank: #1818.
Central Juvenile Hall
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1605 E.lake Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(323) 225-4362
Grades: 6-12
| 85 students
Rank: #1919.
Nidorf Barry J.
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
16350 Filbert St.
Downey, CA 90242
(818) 367-5942
Grades: 6-12
| 99 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Downey, California

Downey, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
12830 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-8203
Grades: K-12
| 53 students
1301 N. Las Virgenes Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(818) 222-1130
Grades: 7-12
| 38 students
5300 W. Ave. L
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 723-1155
Grades: 7-12
| 49 students
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-8306
Grades: K-12
| 208 students
7285 E. Quill Dr.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-6648
Grades: 6-12
| 143 students
5300 W. Ave. L
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 723-1155
Grades: 7-12
| 34 students
42230 N. Lake Hughes Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 724-1351
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
433 S. Encinal Canyon Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(818) 889-5938
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
42220 N. Lake Hughes Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 724-1314
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
5300 W. Ave. L
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 723-1155
Grades: 7-12
| 23 students
4900 Serrania Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(818) 340-6305
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
11600 Eldrige Ave.
Downey, CA 90242
(818) 897-6213
Grades: 7-12
| 16 students
P.o. Box 7017
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 904-3579
Grades: K-12
| 19 students
5300 W. Ave. L
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 940-4211
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
5300 W. Ave. L
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 723-1155
Grades: 7-12
| 43 students
28700 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 296-8444
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
28750 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 296-5957
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
5300 W. Ave. L
Downey, CA 90242
(661) 723-1155
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in Downey, CA?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Downey, CA include Unsworth (Edith) Elementary School, Price (Maude) Elementary School and Williams (Spencer V.) Elementary School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Downey, CA?
19 public elementary schools are located in Downey, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in Downey, CA?
Downey, CA public elementary schools minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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