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Paramount Unified School District

  • Paramount Unified Students Participate in Special Assembly with Focus on Positive Campus Culture

    More than 700 Paramount High School students came together during a five-day Breaking Down the Walls event meant to encourage a campus culture of understanding, inclusivity and positivity. Breaking Down the Walls is a program sponsored and led by the nonprofit organization Learning For Living, which seeks to create a thriving school culture where everyone works together to stay engaged, excited and empowered.

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  • Paramount Unified Sends Record High Number of Graduates to Colleges

    Paramount Unified graduates increased college enrollment by 8 percentage points when 69 percent of 2019 graduates enrolled in colleges this fall as the District continues to strengthen programs that lead to college success. The new high of students enrolled in four-year or two-year colleges is up from 61 percent a year ago. The District also set a new record for students enrolled in the California State University (CSU) system after 493 graduates from the summer graduating class were admitted to the system.

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  • Paramount Unified School District Student Wins Third Place in Culinary Excellence Competition

    Paramount High School senior Jerardo “JJ” Valle’s passion for combining ingredients to create the perfect dish propelled him to a third-place finish in the sixth annual Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence competition. Valle earned a prize of $250 for exceptional taste, presentation and creativity. His entrée featured gourmet chicken tacos topped with juicy peppers and pineapple, paired with roasted potatoes and a citrus cabbage slaw. Valle was inspired to incorporate a salsa from Yucatán, Mexico, after he tasted it during a trip there four years ago.

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Paramount Unified’s Buena Vista Named 2020 Model Continuation School

Paramount Unified’s Buena Vista High School has been named a 2020 Model School by the California Department of Education for closing the achievement gap and creating a nurturing school environment. Buena Vista and 42 other honorees will be recognized at the 2020 CCEA State Conference in May. Continuation high schools provide diploma programs for students ages 16-18 who are at risk of not completing their education.

Paramount Unified Elementary to Renovate Beloved Student Garden

Raymond Collins Elementary School’s beloved student garden, which has provided healthy greens and educational opportunities for almost a decade, will receive much-needed renovations and new garden beds thanks to donations worth more than $5,000 from members of the Paramount Chamber of Commerce. The garden supplies the school with greens, herbs, fruits and vegetables while introducing students to agriculture and the concept of locally sourced food.

Paramount Unified Students Participate in Special Assembly with Focus on Positive Campus Culture

More than 700 Paramount High School students came together during a five-day Breaking Down the Walls event meant to encourage a campus culture of understanding, inclusivity and positivity. Breaking Down the Walls is a program sponsored and led by the nonprofit organization Learning For Living, which seeks to create a thriving school culture where everyone works together to stay engaged, excited and empowered.

Paramount Unified’s Odyssey STEM Academy Hosts San Marcos Unified

San Marcos Unified Superintendent Dr. Carmen García joined staff members during an observational visit to Paramount Unified’s innovative Odyssey STEM Academy on Jan. 6. The visitors engaged students and toured the school’s Environmental Sustainability Complex, Makerspace and classrooms to glean how Odyssey works to empower learners.

Paramount Unified Boosts Graduation Rate through College Focus

Paramount Unified has increased its District graduation rate to more than 87 percent, according to recently released California data, through a strategic plan that focuses on college and career success. The District inspires students to strive for success beyond high school through annual college fairs, college prep curriculum and by waiving the cost of PSAT/SAT tests.

Paramount Unified Sends Record High Number of Graduates to Colleges

Paramount Unified graduates increased college enrollment by 8 percentage points when 69 percent of 2019 graduates enrolled in colleges this fall as the District continues to strengthen programs that lead to college success. The new high of students enrolled in four-year or two-year colleges is up from 61 percent a year ago. The District also set a new record for students enrolled in the California State University (CSU) system after 493 graduates from the summer graduating class were admitted to the system.

Paramount Unified Students Reach New High in College Enrollment

Paramount Unified students reached a new high in college enrollment numbers this past year as 69% of 2019 graduates enrolled in colleges this fall – a nearly 10% jump from 2018. The District has achieved the boost through annual college fairs, college prep curriculum and by waiving the cost of PSAT/SAT tests to make them accessible for all students.

Paramount High School Welcomes 8th-graders for Meet and Greet

Paramount High School West Campus welcomed eighth-graders from Leona Jackson and Alondra middle schools on Nov. 12 when they hosted the young students for an orientation event. The PHS band and dancers performed for the middle school students, who also visited classrooms and connected with high school students.

Paramount Unified School District Student Wins Third Place in Culinary Excellence Competition

Paramount High School senior Jerardo “JJ” Valle’s passion for combining ingredients to create the perfect dish propelled him to a third-place finish in the sixth annual Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence competition. Valle earned a prize of $250 for exceptional taste, presentation and creativity. His entrée featured gourmet chicken tacos topped with juicy peppers and pineapple, paired with roasted potatoes and a citrus cabbage slaw. Valle was inspired to incorporate a salsa from Yucatán, Mexico, after he tasted it during a trip there four years ago.

Paramount Unified Provides Students with Free Eyeglasses

Alondra Middle School students received free eyeglasses on Oct. 25 through the District’s partnership with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating vision issues as a barrier to education. Students went through free screenings in the fall before receiving the glasses. VTL specialists joined staff members to distribute the glasses.