Sussman Middle School’s IB Middle Years Programme is now taking applications!

We invite all 2024-25 incoming 6th graders to learn about the IB (International Baccalaureate) MYP (Middle Years Programme) at Sussman Middle School.

Inclusive Co-Teaching Model in Downey Unified Wins a Golden Bell Award

At the end of November, our district received a prestigious statewide recognition for our Secondary Education and Special Education Departments’ achievements in co-teaching practices.

Downey Unified Teacher Receives State & County Teacher of the Year Honors

Kirsten Neill was named a 2024 California Teacher of the Year Finalist and a 2023-24 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.

Downey Unified Once Again featured by Apple Newsroom for Innovative use of Technology

We are very proud to share that our district was once again featured by Apple in their official national newsroom on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023.

SoFi Stadium’s FIRST EVER high school football game

Shining bright under the lights, Warren Bears and Downey Vikings played a historic game at SoFi stadium, with over 18,000 people in attendance.

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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 positive school culture, safe and clean campuses, and 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… 

Our Kids Deserve the Best!


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Our Students Deserve the Best

Our schools have enjoyed the reputation of being a part of a renowned school system and have been recognized for our performance. We are working on constantly improving to be the best we can be for the benefit of our students and the Downey community.

– Dr. John Garcia, Superintendent

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