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Superintendent’s Message

Dear Paramount Unified School District Families and Friends,
As our Paramount High School graduating seniors walked across the stage to receive their diplomas last month they carried with them the promise of the future. All of the love and hard work our community has invested in our children has enabled them to take the next step to successful lives.
I am thankful to the Paramount community for its support of our students, from active parents to the partners of our District. Thirty-two of our graduating seniors recently received Paramount Education Partnership (PEP) scholarship awards totaling $120,000 from the City of Paramount. PEP works to make higher education accessible for all Paramount students and our children continue to reap the benefits of its work.
We have so many inspiring students on their way to successful colleges and careers. Senior Desiree Renteria is one of them, and last month she was celebrated as the first Paramount High student to earn a Division I softball scholarship as she signed a letter of intent to play at Howard University. Desiree is a shining example of what our students can achieve when they stay committed to their goals.
Our younger students are setting a strong precedent in their own right, and Major Lynn Mokler Elementary enjoyed a powerful Asian and Pacific Islander American heritage celebration on May 24. Through traditional Thai, Hawaiian and Samoan dances along with presentations Mokler championed diversity and embraced togetherness.
I am always amazed by how quickly the school year transpires. As I reflect on all that Paramount Unified School District accomplished in 2016-17 the highlights rush through my mind and fill me with an enormous amount of pride. You, too, should be quite proud and I thank you for being a valued member of a community committed to the success of our students.
Sincerely, Dr. Ruth Pérez

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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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LCAP

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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