Downey High School



Downey High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Downey High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 1142
10 1049
11 1087
12 992
UG 4

Downey High School is a public high school of the Downey Unified School District located in Downey, CA. It has 4,274 students in grades 9th through 12th. Downey High School is the 6th largest public high school in California and the 29th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 25.5 to 1.

Total Students: 4,274
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 167.5

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Downey High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 2,178
(51%)
4,141
(50%)
 Female 2,096
(49%)
4,089
(50%)

Downey High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 3,706
(87%)
7,228
(88%)
 White 234
(5%)
447
(5%)
 Black 152
(4%)
260
(3%)
 Asian 138
(3%)
223
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 18
(0%)
29
(0%)
 Two or More 17
(0%)
21
(0%)
 American Indian 9
(0%)
22
(0%)

Downey High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 2,021
(47%)
3,874
(47%)
 Not Eligible 1,516
(35%)
2,921
(35%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 737
(17%)
1,435
(17%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Downey High School is ranked 7th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Downey High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (64.5%) is slightly higher than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Downey High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 3781
2006 3794
2007 3923
2008 3983
2009 4016
2010 4163
2011 4255
2012 4332
2013 4363
2014 4230
2015 4274

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 24.9
2006 24.6
2007 22.8
2008 25.4
2009 26.3
2010 N/A
2011 27.4
2012 27.6
2013 26.1
2014 25.3
2015 25.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.42369743454113
2006 0.46441750131787
2007 0.52561814937548
2008 0.5822244539292
2009 0.58416334661355
2010 0.65889983185203
2011 0.048413631022327
2012 0.68767313019391
2013 0.70570708228283
2014 0.61063829787234
2015 0.64529714553112

Compare Downey High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,550.0% 25.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 64.5%
 

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