CA School News Report

Paramount Unified School District

  • 15110 California Ave., Paramount, CA 90723 • 562-602-6000
  • Paramount Unified operates 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, one K-8 school, two high schools and alternative education programs. Paramount Unified School District strives to be an exemplary district. In order to achieve this, all stakeholders of the District must have a clear sense of its goals. They must seek out, understand, and emulate the characteristics of exemplary schools and be ready to contribute their knowledge and talents to transform this vision into a reality.

  • Superintendent: Dr. Ruth Perez
  • Board of Trustees: Linda Garcia, president; Vivian Hansen, vice president/clerk; Alicia Anderson, board member; Sonya Cuellar, board member, Tony Pena, board member
  • 2015-16 Enrollment: 15,547

Paramount Unified to Give Free Eyeglasses to Nearly 300 Students through Partnership with Vision To Learn

Nearly 300 Paramount High School students will receive free eyeglasses Friday, Oct. 20 as the District enters the second year of a partnership with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education. The students who will receive new eyewear went through free screenings and eye exams earlier this year. The recipients have chosen their own frames. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More

Paramount Set for Renovations and New Learning Tools through Measure I Bond Funds

Paramount Unified has launched into its first round of facilities improvements funded by the $106 million Measure I, replacing air conditioning systems and providing students with new technology that has enhanced the District’s learning environment. Since the city came together to pass Measure I, which funds updates, repairs and modernization of all of the District’s schools, Paramount Unified has been able to upgrade the air conditioning at Roosevelt Elementary and demolish the old portable at Captain Raymond Collins Elementary which will be updated with new ones. This fall, the Paramount High School West Campus has begun a modernization project that will improve classrooms and upgrade building structures. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Paramount Unified Donates School Items for Areas Hurt by Hurricanes

Students, staff and teachers at Paramount Unified’s Frank J. Zamboni Middle School collected boxes of pencils, pens, notebooks and other items to aid two Houston area middle schools – Crockett and Woodcreek – damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Zamboni’s seventh-grade AVID program spearheaded the efforts, reaching out to the community from Sept. 18-29. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

20-plus Colleges Visit Paramount Unified for District College Fair

Follow-up Story: Nearly 1,000 students, parents and college representatives packed into the Paramount High School Gymnasium for District’s inaugural College Fair. More than 20 university representatives were in attendance, including UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Davis and UC Riverside, CSU Long Beach and Fullerton, Azusa Pacific University, Chapman University and the U.S. Naval Academy. Students asked questions about the college experience while parents attended workshops on admission requirements and financial aid. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Paramount Unified Fosters College Culture through Promise Program

Paramount Unified is pursuing college-going opportunities for its students through its High School Promise staff, a team of teachers, staff, parents and community members who seek to expand learning opportunities for the District’s nearly 5,000 high school students. Paramount’s High School Promise staff includes representatives from the District and El Camino Compton College Center. The staff meets monthly to discuss new ways to expose students to college opportunities. The staff will visit schools across the state throughout the year to glean ideas from other educators. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Paramount Unified School to Boost College Awareness via Family Projects

Students at Paramount Unified’s Major Lynn Mokler Elementary School will gather with their families to present projects that explore a college of their choice on Thursday, Oct. 12. Close to 100 Mokler students worked together with their families to research colleges they would like to attend. The projects will be assembled into a gallery for parents, teachers and students to visit. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Paramount Foundation Event to Raise Money for Scholarships

The Paramount Education Partnership, which works to make higher education accessible for Paramount students, will hold a dinner and auction to fund scholarships at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Paramount High School gymnasium, 14429 Downey Ave., Paramount. Last year, 32 graduating seniors from Paramount Unified received scholarships totaling $120,000. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Paramount Unified Educators Rekindle Passion through Thought Exercise

Follow-up Story: Paramount Unified teachers and principals are starting the new school year with a critical question: Why are they in education? Superintendent Dr. Ruth Pérez posed the question during a districtwide staff meeting on Aug. 14 and is requiring principals to share their answer with their schools. The exercise is helping educators at each school reflect on what makes them passionate and reaffirm the things that motivate them to do their best. By re-examining the past, Paramount Unified educators are communicating to students and the community that working in education has meaning beyond a career choice. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Paramount Students Return to New Laptops, Updated Facilities and Engineering Courses on Aug. 16

Paramount Unified will welcome over 15,000 students on Wednesday, Aug. 16, the first day of the 2017-18 school year for all 18 elementary, middle and high schools. Paramount middle schools will debut Amplify, a digital ELA reading comprehension program, while expanding Project Lead The Way engineering classes to seventh-graders and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) college-prep electives to sixth-graders. Students district-wide will attend pep rallies and expectation assemblies, while parents will meet with school administrators. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More