Paramount High School

  • Paramount High School serves 4,722 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 top 50%) for the 2016-17 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%.

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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 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Paramount High School is 0.20, 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 School Rank (16-17)#5655 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
89%
54%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
1%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.200.64
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Graduation Rate
92%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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

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