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.

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

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,