Downey High School

11040 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 4,314 students in grades 9-12, Downey High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,314 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : 96% (Top 10% in CA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 29% (Top 50%)
  • : 64% (Top 20%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Downey High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Downey High School's student population of 4,314 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 172 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
4,314 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
172 teachers
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School Rankings

Downey High School ranks within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Downey High School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#3160 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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29%
33%
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64%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Downey High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
19%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
89%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
4%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.21
This chart display the diversity score of Downey High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Downey High School's ranking?
Downey High School is ranked #3160 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Downey High School often compared to?
Downey High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Warren (Earl) High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Downey High School?
The graduation rate of Downey High School is 96%, which is higher than the California state average of 87%.
How many students attend Downey High School?
4,314 students attend Downey High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Downey High School students are Hispanic, 4% of students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Downey High School?
Downey High School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Downey High School offer ?
Downey High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Downey High School part of?
Downey High School is part of Downey Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,314 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • : 96% (Top 10%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 29% (Top 50%)
  • : 64% (Top 20%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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