Ward Elementary Receives National Award, First in District’s History

Ward Elementary School designated as 2020 National Blue Ribbon School Today, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Downey Unified’s Ward Elementary School along with 366 other schools across the nation as National Blue Ribbon Schools for...

Two Downey Unified Schools Named 2020 U.S. Best High Schools

Downey and Warren high schools named top high schools in nation by U.S. News & World Report Downey and Warren high schools have been named 2020 U.S. Best High Schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. This ranking...

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Meal Distribution Update

Meal Distribution Update

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, our meal distribution time will be extended on Wednesdays to better support our middle and high school students' schedules. At all 14 of our distribution locations, meals will now be available from 10:30am to 12:30pm...

Meal Distribution Update

We our proud to be able to serve our students by providing meals in a drive-thru fashion Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 12pm. Beginning on Monday, August 24th, Columbus High School will no longer be a site to pick up meals, however all other...

Covid-19 Update from the DUSD Board of Education

The board has announced the plan for Fall 2020 school year. Watch the video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=dBjE1ytGWKI&feature=emb_logo *This video has subtitles available in both English and Spanish.  Please...

Governor’s Announcement

Dear Downey Unified Families, Yesterday, the Governor made an announcement regarding Los Angeles County’s surge in COVID-19 cases and instituting the closure of a number of facilities. In addition, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health...

Message from the Superintendent

Please click here to read this in Spanish/Haga clic aquí para leer esto en español July 10, 2020 Dear Downey Unified Families, I hope you are safe and well. The disruption to all of our lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been profound and I...

Return to School Parent Survey

*Spanish Translation below/Traducción al español a continuación Dear Downey Unified Families,   (sent to families on 6/18/20) I want to start by thanking those who were able to provide input by filling out our first Return to School...

District Update May 22

Dear Downey Unified Families, As we have shared in prior updates, a few months ago we never thought we would be finishing out the last week of the 2019-20 school year in this fashion. Since leaving each other at the end of the school day on Friday,...

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