Paramount High School

14429 S. Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Paramount High School serves 4,722 students in grades 9-12.
Paramount High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Paramount High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Paramount High School's student population of 4,722 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 181 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,722 students
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Total Classroom Teachers181 teachers
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School Comparison

Paramount High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Paramount High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#6083 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
88%
54%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
1%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Paramount High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.220.64
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Graduation Rate
91%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameParamount Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Paramount High School is Paramount Unified Community Day (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Paramount Park Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Harry Wirtz Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Paramount Harry Wirtz Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 594 students
    0.1 miles
    8535 Contreras St.
    Paramount, CA 90723
    (562) 602-8068
    0.1 K-5 594
  • Paramount Paramount Park Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 802 students
    0.5 miles
    14608 Paramount Blvd.
    Paramount, CA 90723
    (562) 602-8052
    0.5 6-8 802
  • Paramount Paramount Unified Community Day Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 18 students
    0.5 miles
    14507 Paramount Blvd.
    Paramount, CA 90723
    (562) 602-8084
    0.5 7-12 18
  • Paramount Abraham Lincoln Math: 54% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 650 students
    0.7 miles
    15324 California Ave.
    Paramount, CA 90723
    (562) 602-8036
    0.7 K-5 650
  • Bellflower Albert Baxter Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 411 students
    0.7 miles
    14929 Cerritos Ave.
    Bellflower, CA 90706
    (562) 531-1602
    0.7 K-6 411

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