Paramount High

Public 9-12

 14429 South Downey Ave
       Paramount, CA  90723-4378


 (562) 602-6067

District: Paramount Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
797th of 2,033 California High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  31.7
Number of students:  4,869

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
87.6%
African American:
8.6%
Asian:
1.3%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  80.3%

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Updated Wednesday, August 24, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, Paramount High ranked better than 60.8% of high schools in California. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.89. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Paramount High has the largest high school student body size in the Paramount Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (87.6%), African American (8.6%), Asian (1.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 80.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Paramount Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Paramount High is 31.7, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Paramount Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare Paramount High employs 153.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Paramount High:

SchoolDigger Ranks Paramount High 797th of 2033 California public high schools. (See Paramount High in the ranking list.)

Paramount Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Paramount Unified 591st of 860 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 509th 1648 69.1% 3 star ranking
2005 47.46 641st 1896 66.2% 3 star ranking
2006 46.50 705th 1966 64.1% 3 star ranking
2007 51.23 636th 2062 69.2% 3 star ranking
2008 51.48 645th 2117 69.5% 3 star ranking
2009 49.93 745th 2240 66.7% 3 star ranking
2010 44.27 906th 2283 60.3% 3 star ranking
2011 42.55 991st 2369 58.2% 3 star ranking
2012 48.83 829th 2354 64.8% 3 star ranking
2013 52.37 725th 2423 70.1% 4 star ranking
2015 61.15 725th 1999 63.7% 3 star ranking
2016 60.89 797th 2033 60.8% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Paramount High Test Scores

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Test score data source: California Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: the Summative Assessments, designed for accountability purposes; Interim Assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and the Digital Library, designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Graphic (PDF) and Smarter Balanced Assessment System Video (2:57) displays the relationship between these components, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and college and career readiness.

The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end of year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task, administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades 3 through 8, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade 11.

The Summative Assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.

Source: Summative Assessments, California Department of Education

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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

Test score 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 Fulltime 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 8.0
1993 3028 114.7 26.4 9.0
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 19.0
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 0.0
2006 4046 191.8 21.1 85.8
2007 4174 191.2 21.8 85.0
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

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Paramount High

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Year # Students Fulltime 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 8.0
1993 3028 114.7 26.4 9.0
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 19.0
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 0.0
2006 4046 191.8 21.1 85.8
2007 4174 191.2 21.8 85.0
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

Test score 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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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