Paramount Unified School District

  • Four Paramount HS Students Honored by City for Assisting Students Injured in Car Accident

    Four students from Paramount High School were honored for heroic actions by Mayor Diane Martinez during a June 19 Paramount City Council meeting. Fernando Melgar, Gabriel Orozco, Juan Garza and Anthony Farias were commended with certificates of recognition from the mayor for assisting injured students during a car accident in March. The injured students were treated and released from a local hospital.

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  • Paramount Honors College-Bound Seniors During University Celebration Day

    Karina Cortes Garcia walked through a crowded Paramount High School gymnasium on May 24, proudly holding a certificate that displayed her college destination of the University of California, Berkeley. Garcia was one of nearly 370 college-bound seniors who gathered for University Celebration Day, which honored students for their acceptance to four-year universities. The group shared lunch and memories as PHS staff recognized each by name and awarded them with congratulatory certificates.

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  • Paramount Senior wins California 40th District Art Competition, Classmate Earns Third Place

    Paramount High School senior Noah Endo captured first place in the 40th Congressional District’s 25th annual Student Art Competition held by U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. Endo won a $1,000 scholarship, $200 for art supplies and a trip to Washington, D.C., with a parent to attend the national exhibit opening. Endo was honored for his piece, titled “A Growing Threat,” created with color pencil, marker and pen. Fellow senior Susana Muñoz took third place, earning a $500 scholarship and $150 for art supplies.

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Paramount Unified Measure I Would Boost Connectivity, Digital Tool Use

Roughly 10 percent of the funds raised from Paramount Unified School District’s proposed $106 million school bond measure would go to upgrade technology capacity at 19 campuses and help the District provide each student with a digital tool. Paramount Unified has already started upgrading wireless connectivity at its primary comprehensive high school, Paramount High School. The District installed new Wi-Fi technology three months ago at the high school. But other campuses still need to upgrade connectivity.

Paramount High School Promise Staff Teams with California Partners to Brighten Student Futures

Paramount Unified has assembled a team of 29 teachers, staff, parents and community members to expand learning opportunities for the District’s nearly 5,000 high school students. Paramount’s High School Promise, which includes representatives from the District and El Camino Compton College Center, met Sept. 15 for its first strategy session. High School Promise will pull from a variety of resources to find innovative curriculum to inspire college and career preparedness. The team will visit schools across the state to glean ideas. In October, members will visit High Tech High in San Diego and Del Lago Academy in Escondido. In November, the team will drop in at Da Vinci Schools in El Segundo and McBride High School in Long Beach.

Paramount Unified Spends $75,000 to Fund PSATs for 5,000-plus Students

Paramount Unified will spend $75,000 to provide free PSATs to more than 5,000 students in October as the District strengthens its culture of college preparedness. The $15 registration fee will be waived for all high school students and about half the eighth-grade class when they take the test on Wednesday, Oct. 19. Fostering a college-going culture is a District priority. Nearly all students who take the PSAT indicate they plan to go to college, and by registering they will receive college information.