Downey High School

  • Downey High School serves 4,274 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Downey High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Downey High School operates within the Downey Unified School District.
  • Downey Unified School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

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School Overview

  • Downey High School's student population of 4274 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 168 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,274 students
Gender %Downey High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers168 teachers
Students by GradeDowney High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Downey High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Downey High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
4%
11%
Hispanic
87%
54%
Black
3%
6%
White
6%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsDowney High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.240.41
Graduation Rate
97%
83%
Downey High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Downey High School is Downey Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,581 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 92% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,483 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,923 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    School District NameDowney Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    20
    4
    Number of Students Managed22,5811,585
    Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    36%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    95%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$194 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,483$11,049
    District Spending / Student$8,923$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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