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Paramount Unified School District

  • Two Paramount Unified Middle Schools Recognized as 2020 Schools to Watch

    Two Paramount Unified Middle Schools - Alondra and Leona Jackson - have been recognized as 2020 Schools to Watch for academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs of students and commitment to connecting with students one-on-one to ensure high achievement. The honor, conferred by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform network, is the third time the schools have been designated as Schools to Watch. Alondra and Jackson were previously recognized in 2014 and 2017.

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  • 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 High School Leaves Lights on for Class of 2020

Paramount High School is honoring its Class of 2020 and lighting up its stadium and scoreboard at 8:20 p.m. (20:20) for 20 minutes every night through June 5. This gesture is part of Paramount Unified’s wider campaign to celebrate the Class of 2020.

Paramount High School Ranked Top School by U.S. News & World Report

Paramount High School has been ranked among the nation’s top-performing public schools by U.S. News and World Report, recognizing the school’s efforts to boost student achievement and promote college readiness. Paramount High School ranked in the top 30% of high schools in the nation on the 2020 Best High Schools list and earned a strong ranking among nearly 2,600 high schools in California.

Two Paramount Unified Middle Schools Recognized as 2020 Schools to Watch

Two Paramount Unified Middle Schools - Alondra and Leona Jackson - have been recognized as 2020 Schools to Watch for academic excellence, responsiveness to the needs of students and commitment to connecting with students one-on-one to ensure high achievement. The honor, conferred by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform network, is the third time the schools have been designated as Schools to Watch. Alondra and Jackson were previously recognized in 2014 and 2017.

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.