First Day of the 2022-23 School Year

Wednesday, August 17th

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

2022 Graduation/Promotion Photos & Livestream Recordings

We are very excited to be able to celebrate our student! Please see below for a schedule of the upcoming ceremonies and the livestream information for those who are unable to attend in person.

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.

Downey Unified Alumnus Elected as First Latina President by Harvard Law Review

Priscila Coronado attended Rio San Gabriel Elementary, Doty Middle School and graduated in the top three percent of her class in 2015 from Downey High School.

Alumna del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Downey elegida como la primera presidenta Latina de Harvard Law Review – Priscila Coronado asistió a las escuelas Rio San Gabriel Elementary, Doty Middle School y se graduó en el tres por ciento superior de su clase en Downey High School en el 2015,

Five Downey Unified Schools named Apple Distinguished Schools

Global recognition highlights innovation, leadership and educational excellence using Apple technology.

Cinco escuelas del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Downey reciben distinción especial: Apple Distinguished School

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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 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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REGISTRATION CLOSED- Legends for Youth Clinic on July 16, 2022

REGISTRATION CLOSED- Legends for Youth Clinic on July 16, 2022

Downey Unified students, ages 10-16, are invited to participate in a FREE Youth Baseball Clinic sponsored by Extreme Networks and powered by MLBPAA!

INSCRIPCIÓN CERRADO- Clínica Leyendas para la Juventud el 16 de julio de 2022
Clínica de Béisbol Juvenil GRATUITA patrocinada por Extreme Networks e impulsada por MLBPAA!

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