Paramount High School

14429 S. Downey Ave.

Paramount, CA 90723
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)602-6067
  • Paramount High School serves 4,814 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Paramount High School operates within the Paramount Unified School District.
  • Paramount Unified School District's 68% graduation rate is lower than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 4814 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 174 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students4,814 students
Paramount High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Paramount High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers174 teachers
Paramount High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeParamount High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
Paramount High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
Paramount High School American Indian Students (1988-1990)
Paramount High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Paramount High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Paramount High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Paramount High School White Students (1988-2015)
Paramount High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsParamount High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.200.41
Paramount High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Paramount High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
Paramount High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Paramount Unified School District's student population of 15,665 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,451 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,274 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District NameParamount Unified School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed15,6651,597
Paramount Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate68%83%
Paramount Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$150 MM$17 MM
Paramount Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$163 MM$18 MM
Paramount Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,451$10,238
Paramount Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,274$10,739
Paramount 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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  • ParamountHarry Wirtz Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 657 students
    0.1 miles
    8535 Contreras St.
    ParamountCA 90723
  • ParamountParamount Park Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 800 students
    0.5 miles
    14608 Paramount Blvd.
    ParamountCA 90723
  • ParamountParamount Unified Community DayAlternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 24 students
    0.5 miles
    14507 Paramount Blvd.
    ParamountCA 90723
  • ParamountAbraham Lincoln Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 626 students
    0.7 miles
    15324 California Ave.
    ParamountCA 90723
  • Bellflower Albert Baxter Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 515 students
    0.7 miles
    14929 Cerritos Ave.
    BellflowerCA 90706

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