Why are families like yours choosing Downey Unified?

We believe that all students must have access to a positive and challenging learning environment. The right environment is vital to guiding and inspiring students to realize their individual potentials. Downey Unified School District does just that with a positive school culture, safe and clean campuses and a knowledgeable and caring staff. Regularly raising our standards and improving all aspects of our programs, we always strive to offer our students the best…because they deserve the best!

Downey Unified School District is now accepting applications for children who live outside the Downey Unified boundaries. We welcome motivated students interested in sharing our vision.

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A well-rounded student experience

College & Career Mindset

Athletic Excellence

Unique Academic Opportunities

Unparalleled Community

Outstanding Graduation Rate

Chart showing that DUSD's 94.6% graduation rate is higher than 10 other area school districts

Downey Unified continues to have a graduation rate 14% higher than the state average and higher than the 12 surrounding districts.

Specialized Pathways

Arts, Media & Entertainment

  • Animation
  • Dance
  • Film & Video Production
  • Art, Business and Science (ABS)
    of Game Design — coming soon

Building & Construction Trades

  • Construction Technology
  • Welding — coming soon

Education & Family Services

  • Principles of Education

Engineering & Architecture

  • Engineering

Health Science & Medical Technology

  • Biomedical Science


  • Culinary Arts

Information & Communication Technologies

  • Computer Science
  • Information and Technologies with Cerritos College and Amazon Web Services (AWS) — coming soon
  • Audiovisual — coming soon

Manufacturing & Product Development

  • Advanced Manufacturing Product Design
  • Welding — coming soon

Public Services

  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Practices


  • Automotive Technology

Continuous Achievements

Character Counts exemplary School District
California and National Schools to Watch
4th Straight Year Medaling in Band Championship
Downey and Warren named 2019 U.S. Best High School in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report
Robotics Program from Kindergarten - 12th Grade
Warren selected in 1st Special Olympics Southern California National Unified Champion School
Over 8 years of winners in the annual Lucille Roybal Allard Student Art Competition

Not quite ready? Call (562) 469-6518 for more information.

Do you live in Downey? You can enroll now!

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11627 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241

(562) 469-6500