Superintendent's Message


We are happy to welcome our students and families back from the summer break for what will be an exciting 2014-15 school year.

Our overarching work in the Paramount Unified School District is that of ensuring that we continue to hold steadfast on our first priority of raising student achievement, toward the ultimate goal of preparing our students for College and Career.

An important part of this preparation is our focus on the Common Core State Standards.   I agree with the statement that says, the Common Core provides students with the high standards and the rigorous education they deserve. Embracing the standards can turn our classrooms into engaging, thought-provoking environments that foster a lifetime love of learning, a college admissions letter and a 21st-century job with competitive pay.

We don’t know what tomorrow’s jobs will be, but we do know that our future depends on a strong workforce and today’s schools have to prepare our children to be part of it.  Building critical thinking and problem solving skills that can be applied in any situation are vital. That’s the idea behind the Common Core standards and an important part of preparing our students for College and Career.

Herman M. Mendez
Superintendent 

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