Did you know? Your 4-year-old could start TK in the 2024-25 School Year!*

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

Congratulations to our FIRST Robotics 2023-24 Winning Teams!

Downey and Warren High robotics teams competed on the worldwide stage by both qualifying for the 2024 FIRST Championship, an international robotics competition.

Students Compete in the 58th Dale Lostetter Carnival of Champions

Old River School Elementary Team Takes First Place for the Seventh Time in Carnival History.

Griffiths and Stauffer Middle Schools Named California ‘Schools to Watch’

Congratulations to Griffiths and Stauffer middle schools for receiving their second re-designations of this prestigious honor.

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.

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Welcome to the Downey Unified School District

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

College & Career Readiness

The district’s primary goal is to ensure our students receive education and training necessary to be successful in the world beyond our doors. A variety of programs are available to prepare students with college and career-ready skills that will give them a valuable leg up in the next step of their journey. Learn more…

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