Paramount Unified School District

15110 Ca Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723-4378
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 13,132 students in Paramount Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, 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 15% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
19 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
13,132 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
654 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Paramount Unified School District, which is ranked #925 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#903 out of 1200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Paramount Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.21
0.63
# American Indian Students
14 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
150 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
11,637 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
89%
56%
# Black Students
1,004 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
8%
5%
# White Students
122 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
1%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
73 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
128 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
911
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
844
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
871
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
856
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
952
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,011
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
992
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
978
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,034
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,072
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,189
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,177
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,245
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,454 is higher than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,578 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 23% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$269 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$257 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,454
$19,806
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$19,578
$18,241
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Paramount Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Odyssey Stem Academy
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3701 Michelson St.
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 602-6025
Grades: 9-12
| 496 students
Rank: #22.
Paramount High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
14429 S. Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-6067
Grades: 9-12
| 3,948 students
Rank: #33.
Wesley Gaines
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7340 E. Jackson St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8012
Grades: K-3
| 300 students
Rank: #44.
Hollydale
Math: 19% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5511 Century Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
(562) 602-8016
Grades: K-8
| 848 students
Rank: #55.
Abraham Lincoln
Math: 21% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
15324 Ca Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8036
Grades: K-5
| 630 students
Rank: #66.
Alondra Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
16200 Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8004
Grades: 6-8
| 839 students
Rank: #77.
Paramount Park Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
14608 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8052
Grades: 6-8
| 646 students
Rank: #88.
Frank J. Zamboni
Math: 14% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
15733 S. Orange Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8048
Grades: 6-8
| 711 students
Rank: #99.
Leona Jackson
Math: 12% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7220 Jackson St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8020
Grades: 4-8
| 642 students
Rank: #1010.
Los Cerritos
Math: 16% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
14626 Gundry Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8040
Grades: K-5
| 428 students
Rank: #1111.
Major Lynn Mokler
Math: 18% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8571 E. Flower St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8044
Grades: K-5
| 523 students
Rank: #1212.
Harry Wirtz Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8535 Contreras St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8068
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1313.
Theodore Roosevelt
Math: 13% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
13451 Merkel Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8056
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #1414.
Howard Tanner
Math: 13% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7210 Rosecrans Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8060
Grades: K-5
| 501 students
Rank: #1515.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8600 Jefferson St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8024
Grades: K-5
| 311 students
Rank: #1616.
Mark Keppel
Math: 10% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
6630 E. Mark Keppel St.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8028
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #1717.
Captain Raymond Collins
Math: 11% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6125 Coke St.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 602-8008
Grades: K-5
| 627 students
Rank: #1818.
Buena Vista High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3717 Michelson St.
Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 602-8090
Grades: 9-12
| 234 students
Rank: n/an/a
Paramount Unified Community Day
Alternative School
14507 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8084
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Paramount Unified School District?
Paramount Unified School District manages 19 public schools serving 13,132 students.
What is the rank of Paramount Unified School District?
Paramount Unified School District is ranked #925 out of 1,167 school districts in California (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Paramount Unified School District?
89% of Paramount Unified School District students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Paramount Unified School District?
Paramount Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Paramount Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $19,578 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 23% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 19 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 13,132 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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