Paramount Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 15,172 students in Paramount Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Paramount Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 30% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Paramount Unified School District are Abraham Lincoln, Paramount Unified Community Day and Jefferson Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Paramount Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Paramount 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
18 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
15,172 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
632 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Paramount Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 88% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1236 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Paramount Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paramount 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)
41%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paramount 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
88%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Paramount 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
0.21
0.64
# American Indian Students
11 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
185 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
13,420 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
88%
54%
# Black Students
1,158 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# White Students
165 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
1%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
99 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
134 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,167
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,051
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,044
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
991
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,099
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,084
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,299
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,262
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,242
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,231
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,234
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,194
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,274
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,949 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,650 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$227 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Paramount Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$222 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Paramount 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
$14,949
$16,033
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Paramount 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
$14,650
$16,124
This chart display average spending per public school student in Paramount Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Paramount Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Abraham Lincoln
Math: 57% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15324 California Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8036
Grades: K-5
| 650 students
Rank: #22.
Paramount Unified Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
14507 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8084
Grades: 7-12
| 18 students
Rank: #33.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8600 Jefferson St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8024
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #44.
Hollydale
Math: 36% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
5511 Century Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(562) 602-8016
Grades: K-8
| 1,032 students
Rank: #55.
Wesley Gaines
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7340 E. Jackson St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8012
Grades: K-3
| 430 students
Rank: #66.
Mark Keppel
Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
6630 E. Mark Keppel St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8028
Grades: K-5
| 522 students
Rank: #77.
Theodore Roosevelt
Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
13451 Merkel Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8056
Grades: K-5
| 650 students
Rank: #88.
Major Lynn Mokler
Math: 42% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8571 E. Flower St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8044
Grades: K-5
| 656 students
Rank: #99.
Los Cerritos
Math: 35% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
14626 Gundry Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8040
Grades: K-5
| 598 students
Rank: #1010.
Howard Tanner
Math: 33% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7210 Rosecrans Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8060
Grades: K-5
| 542 students
Rank: #1111.
Harry Wirtz Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
8535 Contreras St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8068
Grades: K-5
| 594 students
Rank: #1212.
Paramount Park Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
14608 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8052
Grades: 6-8
| 802 students
Rank: #1313.
Alondra Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
16200 Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8004
Grades: 6-8
| 1,009 students
Rank: #1414.
Leona Jackson
Math: 24% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7220 Jackson St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8020
Grades: 4-8
| 854 students
Rank: #1515.
Frank J. Zamboni
Math: 27% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
15733 S. Orange Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8048
Grades: 6-8
| 937 students
Rank: #1616.
Paramount High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
14429 S. Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-6067
Grades: 9-12
| 4,722 students
Rank: #1717.
Captain Raymond Collins
Math: 24% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
6125 Coke St.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 602-8008
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #1818.
Buena Vista High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3717 Michelson St.
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 602-8090
Grades: 9-12
| 196 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 15,172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.21

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