Downey High School

  • 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 7% 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

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Downey High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Downey High School American Indian Students (1989-2006)
Asian
4%
11%
Downey High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
87%
54%
Downey High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
3%
6%
Downey High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
6%
24%
Downey High School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsDowney High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.240.41
Downey High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
50%
Downey High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
9%
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 $8,472 in this district is less than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,911 is less than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
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$18 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$8,472$10,966
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,911$11,255
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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