Downey High Alumnus who discovered Titanic’s final resting place – Bob Ballard

Robert “Bob” Ballard, a retired U.S. Navy Commander and professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, graduated from Downey High School in 1960.

4-Year-Olds Welcome – TK Age Eligibility Expanded for the 2023-24 School Year!

We have great news! Your child can now start reaping the rewards of being part of Downey Unified sooner than you think!

G.L.A.D. Opening in 2023-24 at Williams Elementary School

Our Spanish Dual Language Immersion program will be offered at Williams Elementary next school year.

Sussman Middle School Earns Global Designation!

Our district is proud to announce that Sussman Middle School is now an IB Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme!

Expanding G.L.A.D. Horizons: New French Immersion Program

The Global Language Academies of Downey (G.L.A.D.) is expanding! Beginning next school year, G.L.A.D. will offer French as a second language option. Currently, students enrolled in the program are immersed in English and Spanish. From this year...

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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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Please Note – We are not Los Angeles Unified SD

Please Note – We are not Los Angeles Unified SD

Downey Unified is a separate school district from Los Angeles Unified and we will continue to provide your students with a high-quality education each and every day.

Tenga en cuenta: el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Downey es un distrito separado y completamente aparte del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Ángeles.

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Help us gather important information to further support our students. Take the survey today!

Ayúdanos a recopilar información importante para apoyar aún más a nuestros estudiantes. ¡Responda la encuesta hoy!

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