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...

Eighth Annual State of the Schools Breakfast

We invite our families and the community to attend this year’s informative event on Friday, Oct. 7th.

Fall Parent Academy 2022: Series with Grupo Crecer!

Please join us for our fall Parent Academy series with Dr. Grover Bravo!

Academia de Padres: ¡Serie con Grupo Crecer! ¡Únase a nosotros para nuestra serie de otoño de la Academia para Padres con el Dr. Grover Bravo!

First Day of the 2022-23 School Year

Wednesday, August 17th

Primer día del año escolar 2022-23 es el miércoles 17 de agosto.

Columbus High School Named 2022 Model Continuation High School

Columbus High School is one of 36 schools across the state of California recognized for 2022.

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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… 

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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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