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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Downey High School is a highly rated, public school located in Downey, CA. It has 4,117 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

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Downey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1110
687 responses
Average ACT
25
108 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade D+
Median Household Income
$75,878
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,462
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$569,300
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 70 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 70 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 234 responses
  • Rival Downey Vs. Warren
    28%
  • Black Out Assembly
    17%
  • Warren Wimp Day
    14%
  • Powder Puff
    11%
  • Senior Activities
    9%
  • Sporting events
    8%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,117
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 75 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 75 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 75 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,550
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 105 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 105 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 105 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,078 / year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 110 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 110 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 110 responses

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