B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
14429 S. Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
Telephone
(562) 602-6067
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1020
248 responses
Average ACT
22
67 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.71 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.71 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 236 responses
Report
  • Football games
    20%
  • Wacky Olympics
    19%
  • Award ceremonies
    10%
  • Comedy Sportz
    9%
  • School Dances
    8%
  • Mariachi Night
    6%
  • Soccer games
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,814
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.80 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.80 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.80 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.103 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.103 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.103 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.115 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.115 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.115 responses
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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!
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My experience at my high school so far has been awesome! I love my school but it does have some flaws. Besides the fact that my school is a bit problematic it's on you if you get yourself involved in it. But as long you focus on yourself and your studies, I believe you will do great. That has been me the past couple of months. Also surrounding yourself with people that have the same goals as you is always best because you can connect with them and share interests and even make friends. If I could go back I would change some things but the one thing I wouldn't change be the fact that I went to school here. Overall I love my school and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
It's a highly populated high school, in fact, we were told it was the biggest in all of California! Although the student to faculty ratio is very unbalanced, I feel as though this school provided me with enough tools to be successful in college, and in the future.