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Paramount Unified School District

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  • 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 Pérez
  • Board of Trustees: Vivian Hansen, president; Sonya Cuellar, vice president/clerk; Alicia Anderson, board member; Linda Garcia, board member,Tony Peña, board member
  • 2015-16 Enrollment: 15,547

Paramount Unified Middle Schools Honored for Success in L.A. Clippers Read to Achieve Program

Follow-up Story: Two Paramount Unified middle schools were honored in January at Staples Center after one won a robotics challenge and the other finished second place in the Los Angeles Clippers Read to Achieve educational program. The Paramount Park Middle School Panthers Robotics Club took first place over nine other teams in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Robotics Challenge middle school division. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Paramount Unified Builds Medical Pathway Bridge Between Schools

Follow-up Story: Paramount Unified students in the Alondra Middle School Project Lead The Way medical detectives program will now be able to work with Paramount High’s career technical education medical pathway students. The District joined the programs this year to give middle school students insight into high school life. Photos are available Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Paramount Unified Partnership Effort Encourages College Attendance

Follow-up Story: Paramount Unified School District is developing promise agreements with Compton College, UC Irvine and Cal State Long Beach to provide tuition assistance, academic support and priority registration to District students starting with the Class of 2019. The District is seeking guaranteed admission to UC Irvine and Cal State Long Beach for students who meet academic prerequisites and assistance with tuition, book fees and transportation for students attending Compton College. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Paramount Unified to Hold Informational Meeting on STEM High School

Paramount Unified will hold its final informational meeting about its new STEM high school at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Odyssey STEM Academy, 3701 Michelson St., Lakewood. The meeting will brief families on the school, which will open in fall with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 19. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Clippers to Honor Paramount Unified 6th-Grader for Reading Excellence

Melody Bradley, a sixth-grader at Paramount Unified’s Frank J. Zamboni Middle School, will be honored for her prolific reading by the Los Angeles Clippers before their game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The award is part of the team’s Read to Achieve literacy program. Melody logged the most reading minutes among her Zamboni classmates. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)

Paramount Unified Elementary School Wins Golden Bell Award

Follow-up Story: Collins Elementary School has received a 2017 Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association (CSBA) for lowering suspension rates and raising attendance through the Safe and Civil Schools program. In place for six years at Collins, the program focuses on developing good behavior in students to ensure schoolwide safety while improving student participation. The school applied for the Golden Bell Award during the 2016-17 school year and learned of its accolade in November. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Paramount Unified Named to 2018 Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Follow-up Story: Paramount Unified School District was named to the 2018 Advanced Placement Honor Roll on Dec. 6 for boosting access to AP courses to a broader number of students while maintaining or improving AP exam passing rates. The College Board, which awards the honor, recognized just 34 California districts and 447 districts across the U.S. and Canada Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Paramount Unified Elementary Students Learn Joys of Music through Harmony Project

Follow-up Story: An extracurricular enrichment program is music to the ears of nearly 200 Paramount Unified School District elementary school students participating in the Harmony Project, where they are learning that their ABCs do more than create words, but also comprise the notes and chords that are the building blocks of music. Harmony Project students from 10 PUSD elementary schools are learning how to care for and maintain a brass or woodwind instrument, the fundamentals of reading music, and the proper placement and technique needed to produce musical effects. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos

Paramount Unified Accepting 2017-18 Applications for New STEM High School

Follow-up Story: Paramount Unified will accept applications through Friday, Jan. 19 for the new Odyssey STEM Academy, a high school launching in Lakewood that will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. Odyssey will begin with a freshman class of about 150 students in 2018-19. Students will be selected Feb. 12 through a lottery, with families living within District boundaries receiving priority. Media Contact: Jahmal Corner, 909-445-1001 (office)Read More Photos