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Superintendent’s Message

In February,  I had the opportunity to speak at our annual Paramount State of the City Address. In front of an audience of our city’s elected officials and community members, I shared the wonderful work we are doing within our District.

As I presented our graduation rates, awards and programs, I was reminded of all the long hours and effort put in by our community to make success possible for our students. I’m grateful for the collaboration we enjoy in Paramount and it was a pleasure to share it with the public.

This is an exciting time for our District.

Frank J. Zamboni Middle School treated select seventh-grade students to a tour of the University of Southern California as a part of the school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. It was a great glimpse into college life for our students. Furthermore, our AVID programs are proving effective in guiding our children in the areas of organization, critical thinking and high school and college readiness.

Two of our Paramount High School Class of 2009 graduates are sharing valuable lessons with our students. Gabby Robles and Letti Sandoval returned to Leona Jackson Middle School as volunteer coaches for Girls on the Run, an after-school program geared toward empowering young girls to make positive choices in their lives while they train for a 5K run. This great organization is empowering our pre-teen and teenage girls while continuing our tradition of giving back to the community.

At Jackson Middle School, we have teamed up with UCLA to launch the inaugural ‘Get Your A’s Up’ Literacy Academy for sixth- through eighth-grade African-American students. The program is designed for students to experience the power of literacy through a variety of team building, reading, dialogue and problem-solving activities. It will culminate with a field trip to UCLA this spring and a literature celebration.

Let’s keep up the great work and continue to work together to pull the best out of our students!

Dr. Ruth Pérez


Strategic Planning

We believe in:
Student-Centered: Meeting both the academic and social-emotional needs of our students is our highest priority.
Equity, Access, and Success: We are committed to ensuring that every student achieves at high levels and has equitable access to rigorous academic programs and learning experiences with personalized support.
Accountability: We establish clear goals, measure progress, and take responsibility for results. We will effectively use data to guide our decisions and actions.
Research-Based Practices and Innovation: Our work is based upon educational research and best practices that are effective for raising student achievement. We provide an environment that encourages new ideas and strategies.
Exemplary Educators: We believe in recruiting, training, and retaining highly qualified teachers, counselors, staff, and administrators who maintain high moral and ethical character, hold high expectations for student achievement and behavior, and consistently exhibit a positive example, exemplary attitude, genuine caring, and great enthusiasm.
Transparency and Trust: Transparency is essential for cultivating trust, and trust is the foundation of all relationships and great teamwork. Our work will be conducted openly and honestly, and we will actively work to build trusting relationships with all of our stakeholder groups.
Collaboration: We are committed to working collaboratively with all of our stakeholders to ensure the success of all of our students, and provide opportunities for our stakeholders to be a part of the decision making process.
Meaningful Communication: Meaningful communication with our stakeholders is essential. We will ensure that communication is also frequent, open, engaging, and two-way.
Fiscal Responsibility: Fiscal Responsibility is crucial for the long-term stability of the District. We will use our resources wisely to ensure the success of all of our students.
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High School Promise

The mission of the Paramount Unified School District is to ensure learning and success for each student by providing a quality education.

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. The following vision statement provides the exemplary standards that Paramount Unified School District will strive to achieve and maintain.
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As the result of how schools in California are funded, all districts must write a Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) Plan. The purpose of this plan is to outline how the district will use Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds to meet the needs of students. Plans must align with eight state priorities and be updated annually. Each year the LCAP Committee meets to review the purpose of the plan, analyze academic data, district and school needs and discuss how to address future needs. The Committee includes teachers, administrators, classified staff, parents, high school students, and a member of the Board of Education.
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Help us name our new high school!

The Paramount Unified School District will be opening a new small high school that will specialize in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in 2018. We are in the process of selecting a name for the new school. If you would like to make a suggestion, please take our short survey.

¡Ayúdenos a nombrar nuestra nueva escuela secundaria!

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Paramount abrirá una nueva pequeña escuela secundaria que se especializará en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas en 2018. Estamos en el proceso de seleccionar un nombre para la nueva escuela. Si desea hacer una sugerencia, por favor, tome nuestra breve encuesta.

Summer Food & Recreation Program

Summer Food & Recreation Program is serving FREE breakfast, lunch and recreation for students 18 years and younger starting June 12!
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