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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Paramount High School is a public school located in Paramount, CA. It has 4,794 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
14429 S. Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
Telephone
(562) 602-6067
Website

Paramount High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1040
311 responses
Average ACT
22
78 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$46,364
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,204
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.79 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.79 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 272 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Wacky Olympics
    19%
  • Award ceremonies
    9%
  • Comedy Sportz
    9%
  • School Dances
    9%
  • Soccer games
    7%
  • Mariachi Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,794
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.88 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.88 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.88 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,332
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.111 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.111 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.111 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,711/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.123 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.123 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.123 responses
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Amazing school,gives so much opportunities to those students that attend paramount high school.Clubs and school activities are great, and you learn each day from it. Teachers are very helpful they provide you a lot of help and the counselors are humble, very amazing and give a lot of opportunities to go to college or do great things!
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Paramount High School isn't like any other high school. For example, the teachers actually care about you and won't let you give up. I have cousins going to Jordan and Downey and they keep explaining to me that their teachers don't really care about them and in some cases there on their own. The teachers at my school will even offer tutoring until 7 p.m.. There's a variety of elective classes and sports. The amazing thing about Paramount High School is their CTE program. I am currently involved in the medical pathway, and the amazing thing about that is that I'm CPR and First Aid certified, and when I graduate I'm eligible to work at a doctor's office. Paramount is the only school that provides you with a lot of opportunities. There's a variety of curricular activities such as ASB, Yearbook, Journalism, etc. I'm proud to be a pirate and I will recommend anyone to go to Paramount High School!
What I liked about Paramount High School is that the teachers that I had were very helpful on helping me understand their subject. I also liked that the school had a college and career center with college counselors that were very involved in helping seniors finish their college applications, filling out FAFSA applications, and so much more. Another thing that I believe that I loved the most about Paramount High School is that most of the students that attend at the school, do not have a problem with other student's differences. There is some students who do bully others due to their differences but the majority of the school do not have a problem with others. The only thing that i would change about Paramount High School is the diversity. I would have liked to see a more evenly diverse campus.