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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Paramount Unified School District is a public school district located in Paramount, CA. It has 14,875 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1040
485 responses
Average ACT
22
93 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,875
Free or Reduced Lunch
93.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,187
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,259/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$53,031
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,335
National
$949
Median Home Value
$323,600
National
$184,700

Paramount Unified School District Reviews

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Honestly I wouldn't have survived high school if I didn't make or have the friends I know, they were the ones who helped me through everything. I love the teachers who offer their guidance and spare their time to help and give advice not just for school but life and its challenges. If I were to change a few things about my school it would be the activities, we barely had some and I know there isn't none right now because of Covid but the time I actually had fun during an activity were for football games and that was all. I just wished it wasn't just focused on academics.
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My experience at Paramount Unified School District was very good. I never had a problem with a single thing in all four years that I attended. Every teacher was excellent at teaching, and I realized that your experience results from you and you only. If you have a bad attitude towards the school, then every day will be a bad day for you, and you won't enjoy the school much. However, if you come to school determined to achieve your education goals, then you'll never have a problem going to school. I suppose the only thing I would want to change is truly impossible. I wish there could be a way to change students' mentalities when it comes to school. School is not a place to brag about your wealth, or show how you're tougher than anyone else. School is about showing how much you know and how much you have learned. We go to school to get an education, because we have to go through this process in order to reach our future careers.
Paramount Unified School District is a very good school, that I love to attend. When I first attended high school here, I was at a bad time, but as time went on I felt better, and the school supported me through my hard time I was going through. I had to face social anxiety and depression, but the school counselors and social workers were great with me. But at times the people at the office can be pretty judgmental, and rude, probably because they have to be hard with the uncontrollable students.