Paramount High

Public 9-12

 14429 S. Downey Ave.
       Paramount, CA  90723-4378


(562) 602-6067

District: Paramount Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
617th of 1,290 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $3,807 Help

Feeder schools for Paramount High:

Elementary:    Abraham Lincoln
    Captain Raymond Collins
    Harry Wirtz Elementary
    Hollydale
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Middle:    Alondra Middle
    Frank J. Zamboni
    Leona Jackson
    Paramount Park Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.9
Number of students:  4,211

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
89.2%
African American:
7.1%
Asian:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Paramount High ranks better than 52.2% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Paramount High has the largest high school student body size in the Paramount Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (89.2%), African American (7.1%), Asian (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Paramount High is 21.9, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Paramount Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Paramount High is $3,807, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Paramount Unified School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Paramount High:

SchoolDigger ranks Paramount High 617th of 1290 California public high schools. (See Paramount High in the ranking list.)

Paramount Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Paramount Unified 553rd of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Paramount High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.02 511th 1653 69.1%
2005 47.46 642nd 1901 66.2%
2006 46.50 703rd 1968 64.3%
2007 51.23 635th 2063 69.2%
2008 51.48 644th 2117 69.6%
2009 49.93 746th 2238 66.7%
2010 44.27 907th 2281 60.2%
2011 42.55 989th 2367 58.2%
2012 48.83 829th 2354 64.8%
2013 52.37 728th 2426 70.0%
2015 61.15 724th 1994 63.7%
2016 62.16 734th 2039 64.0%
2017 47.58 1080th 2021 46.6%
2018 50.00 1016th 2017 49.6%
2019 40.44 1199th 2133 43.8%
2021 49.31 617th 1290 52.2%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Open Quote If you do not go to the school then you can't say anything about it!
Paramount High School is a GREAT school.
The Staff are great and teachers are always helping us reach our highest pontential.
Staff, teachers, and people from the office do care about us and try to help us be the best we could be.
Paramount High gives everyone support and they try to make everyone pass thier classes.
Just because there has been some misunderstanding in things, it doesnt mean that Paramount High is a bad school.
I am a Senior at Paramount High & i am on my way to graduate. I am happy to have came to this school and wouldn't of had it any other way! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Open Quote Race Riots, Gangs, Strippers, Fights near school or in school, Pants down to their knees, careless teachers, bad leadership and more!
I live in Paramount but will not send my kids to this high school. They have race riots, Gangs, students getting shot, and pants downs to their knees. They have a lot of staff and teachers their but they don't care about kids! They just get paid and leave. They let the kids do whatever they want to do. Kids do what they want at that school including fights and taking off their clothes. I have been in the school, have friends in the school and also know students in the school. I would never ever send any of kids to that school. Bad leadership, no challenging program, bad teachers, bad principal. Even when something happens in the school; no teachers or staff gets fired. The kids who gets into fights or do bad goes right back to school. The kids get rewarded for being bad. The good kids are drown out and not rewarded with a good education. I would never ever send my kids there period. The state needs to take over this high school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Paramount High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 526 269 205 1787 24 n/a n/a 0 2811
1989 468 292 199 1832 14 n/a n/a 0 2805
1990 405 300 196 2001 17 n/a n/a 0 2919
1991 338 365 186 2062 13 n/a n/a 0 2964
1992 345 417 323 2167 11 n/a n/a 0 3263
1993 245 412 163 2203 5 n/a n/a 0 3028
1994 233 417 128 2318 7 n/a n/a 0 3103
1995 184 422 137 2524 4 n/a n/a 0 3271
1996 184 422 137 2524 4 n/a n/a 0 3271
1997 180 447 143 2641 10 n/a n/a 0 3421
1998 166 366 161 2699 9 n/a n/a 0 3401
1999 161 470 170 2811 9 n/a n/a 0 3621
2000 165 512 176 3006 11 n/a n/a 2 3872
2001 134 465 189 3012 12 n/a n/a 0 3812
2002 119 483 162 3140 6 n/a n/a 0 3910
2003 119 483 162 3140 6 n/a n/a 0 3910
2004 123 467 154 3191 2 n/a n/a 0 3937
2005 103 496 130 3345 5 n/a n/a 0 4079
2006 92 463 118 3359 12 n/a n/a 2 4046
2007 90 431 129 3515 8 n/a n/a 1 4174
2008 107 513 127 3708 15 n/a n/a 0 4470
2009 111 509 86 3757 4 43 23 0 4533
2010 112 515 80 4006 6 34 5 0 4758
2011 88 487 62 4237 1 34 13 0 4922
2012 82 470 60 4354 0 36 13 0 5015
2013 71 458 67 4348 1 32 14 0 4991
2014 58 419 64 4264 2 35 27 0 4869
2015 49 394 67 4240 1 37 26 0 4814
2016 49 391 71 4207 1 40 35 0 4794
2017 51 366 61 4206 1 35 42 0 4762
2018 52 365 63 4171 2 28 41 0 4722
2019 47 369 52 4061 4 30 39 0 4602
2020 39 334 45 3866 7 25 43 2 4361
2021 41 301 49 3757 6 21 33 3 4211

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Paramount High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2811 105.1 26.7 n/a
1989 2805 103.4 27.1 n/a
1990 2919 105.9 27.5 n/a
1991 2964 115.6 25.6 n/a
1992 3263 117.5 27.7 8
1993 3028 114.7 26.4 9
1994 3103 120.9 25.7 7.3
1995 3271 118.0 27.7 12.3
1996 3271 118.0 27.7 12.3
1997 3421 120.1 28.5 19
1998 3401 147.5 23.1 17.2
1999 3621 149.9 24.2 40.8
2000 3872 177.5 21.8 44.6
2001 3812 171.9 22.2 70.9
2002 3910 171.2 22.8 84.7
2003 3910 171.2 22.8 84.7
2004 3937 177.4 22.2 86.9
2005 4079 194.7 21.0 0
2006 4046 191.8 21.1 85.8
2007 4174 191.2 21.8 85
2008 4470 230.4 19.4 68.2
2009 4533 195.8 20.7 92.5
2010 4758 192.4 24.7 95.8
2011 4922 n/a n/a 89.6
2012 5015 189.5 26.4 n/a
2013 4991 187.6 26.6 19.4
2014 4869 153.1 31.7 80.3
2015 4814 174.0 27.6 91.8
2016 4794 184.0 26.0 91.2
2017 4762 189.1 25.1 92.3
2018 4722 181.3 26.0 91.7
2019 4602 182.6 25.1 95.8
2020 4361 n/a n/a 95.1
2021 4211 191.9 21.9 93.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Paramount High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2811 105.1 26.7 n/a
1989 2805 103.4 27.1 n/a
1990 2919 105.9 27.5 n/a
1991 2964 115.6 25.6 n/a
1992 3263 117.5 27.7 8
1993 3028 114.7 26.4 9
1994 3103 120.9 25.7 7.3
1995 3271 118.0 27.7 12.3
1996 3271 118.0 27.7 12.3
1997 3421 120.1 28.5 19
1998 3401 147.5 23.1 17.2
1999 3621 149.9 24.2 40.8
2000 3872 177.5 21.8 44.6
2001 3812 171.9 22.2 70.9
2002 3910 171.2 22.8 84.7
2003 3910 171.2 22.8 84.7
2004 3937 177.4 22.2 86.9
2005 4079 194.7 21.0 0
2006 4046 191.8 21.1 85.8
2007 4174 191.2 21.8 85
2008 4470 230.4 19.4 68.2
2009 4533 195.8 20.7 92.5
2010 4758 192.4 24.7 95.8
2011 4922 n/a n/a 89.6
2012 5015 189.5 26.4 n/a
2013 4991 187.6 26.6 19.4
2014 4869 153.1 31.7 80.3
2015 4814 174.0 27.6 91.8
2016 4794 184.0 26.0 91.2
2017 4762 189.1 25.1 92.3
2018 4722 181.3 26.0 91.7
2019 4602 182.6 25.1 95.8
2020 4361 n/a n/a 95.1
2021 4211 191.9 21.9 93.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Paramount High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $3,807

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Paramount High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1199th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 617th of 1290 High schools
 8.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paramount High)4254.1
 12.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paramount Unified)39.255.4
 16.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.359.2
 2%
11th Grade Mathematics (Paramount High)20.223
 2.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Paramount Unified)18.722.7
 3.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.234.4
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students46024211
 8.5%
African American369301
 18.4%
American Indian46
 50%
Asian5249
 5.8%
Hispanic40613757
 7.5%
Pacific Islander3021
 30%
Two or More Races3933
 15.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95.8%93.7%
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