Ready for the Real World with Downey Unified
Cultivating Lifelong Learners
As students’ last stop before entering adulthood, the primary goal on our high school campuses is to equip our students with the skills and knowledge they need to be college and career ready.
Our staff is dedicated to building students’ confidence and encouraging lifelong pursuits of knowledge and growth. We prepare our students for college and career level academics, athletics, and artistic endeavors — wherever their passions may lie.
Outstanding Graduation Rate
Downey Unified continues to have a graduation rate 14% higher than the 12 surrounding districts.
A College and Career Mindset
Next steps after graduation are not one size fits all. We want our students to find the path that’s right for them as they determine their futures, whether that’s beginning a career or continuing their education. Our College and Career Center helps students explore their options and prepare for the future with financial aid workshops, resume reviews, and more. With a DUSD education, your student will be ready for what’s next.
Unique Opportunities to Succeed and Grow
All Downey Unified high school students have access to fifteen career pathways that afford them the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in real-world applications. Students can choose from the folllowing:
- Arts, Media, and Entertainment
- Building and Construction Trades
- Education, Child Development, & Family Services
- Engineering and Architecture
- Fashion and Interior Design
- Health Science and Medical Technology
- Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation