Downey High School

11040 Brookshire Ave.

Downey, CA 90241
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)869-7301
  • Downey High School serves 4,230 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Downey High School operates within the Downey Unified School District.
  • Downey Unified School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 4230 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 167 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,230 students
Downey High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Downey High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers167 teachers
Downey High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeDowney High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Downey High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
Downey High School American Indian Students (1989-2006)
Downey High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Downey High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Downey High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Downey High School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsDowney High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.41
Downey High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Downey High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
Downey High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,658 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,483 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,923 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed22,6581,597
Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate92%83%
Downey Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$194 MM$17 MM
Downey Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,483$10,238
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,923$10,739
Downey Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    Grades: KG-3 | 604 students
    1 miles
    8613 E. Alameda St.
    DowneyCA 90242
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    Grades: 6-8 | 1422 students
    1 miles
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    DowneyCA 90241
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    Grades: KG-5 | 861 students
    1 miles
    7731 E. Muller St.
    DowneyCA 90241
  • DowneyRio San Gabriel Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 862 students
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California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.31. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.