Average Teacher Salary in Downey Unified School District

The average teacher salary in Downey Unified School District is $55,261.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $30,625 $20,940 $24,024 $28,752 $35,370 $42,547
Kindergarten $56,600 $34,071 $42,056 $54,284 $70,816 $83,784
Elementary $60,705 $39,915 $46,479 $59,192 $74,186 $86,013
Middle school $62,941 $37,096 $46,950 $62,381 $78,244 $92,330
High school $65,437 $42,107 $51,213 $65,506 $79,135 $92,874

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,696
  • Full time teachers: 1,028
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 21 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 167
  • Instructional Coordinators: 10
  • Elementary Teachers: 675
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 43
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 310
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 21,754

Financial Statistics for Downey Unified School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $46,798,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $176,992,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $16,762,000
  • Total revenue: $240,552,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $118,296,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $116,734,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $39,406,000
  • Expenditures per student: $4,705,000
  • Total expenditures: $214,362,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $64,138,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $10,020,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Downey Unified School District

Elementary Schools within the Downey Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Alameda Elementary
8613 East Alameda St
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3589
  • Total: 559
  • Kindergarten: 137
  • 1st grade: 144
  • 2nd grade: 140
  • 3rd grade: 138
15 to 1 37 Kindergarten 3rd Grade
Carpenter Elementary
9439 East Foster Rd
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3588
  • Total: 680
  • 4th grade: 321
  • 5th grade: 359
24 to 1 28 4th Grade 5th Grade
Gallatin Elementary
9513 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90240
562-904-3583
  • Total: 699
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 105
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 119
  • 4th grade: 135
  • 5th grade: 131
21 to 1 33 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Gauldin Elementary
9724 Spry St
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3582
  • Total: 685
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 107
  • 2nd grade: 124
  • 3rd grade: 124
  • 4th grade: 140
  • 5th grade: 106
20 to 1 34 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Imperial Elementary
8133 Imperial Hwy
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3578
  • Total: 558
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 49
  • 2nd grade: 48
  • 3rd grade: 45
  • 4th grade: 54
  • 5th grade: 54
  • 6th grade: 65
18 to 1 31 Kindergarten 3rd Grade
Lewis Elementary
13220 South Bellflower Blvd
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3590
  • Total: 753
  • Kindergarten: 119
  • 1st grade: 144
  • 2nd grade: 139
  • 3rd grade: 155
  • 4th grade: 109
  • 5th grade: 87
22 to 1 35 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Old River Elementary
30 Learning Ln
Brentwood, CA 94513
925-626-3304
  • Total: 125
  • 4th grade: 414
  • 5th grade: 376
20 to 1 6 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Price Elementary
9525 South Tweedy Ln
Downey, CA 90240
562-904-3575
  • Total: 714
  • Kindergarten: 105
  • 1st grade: 97
  • 2nd grade: 127
  • 3rd grade: 113
  • 4th grade: 141
  • 5th grade: 131
21 to 1 34 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Rio Hondo Elementary
7731 East Muller St
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-3568
  • Total: 875
  • Kindergarten: 85
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 87
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 93
  • 6th grade: 100
  • 7th grade: 149
  • 8th grade: 153
20 to 1 43 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Rio San Gabriel Elementary
9338 Gotham St
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-3567
  • Total: 768
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 118
  • 2nd grade: 136
  • 3rd grade: 140
  • 4th grade: 131
  • 5th grade: 150
23 to 1 34 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Unsworth Elementary
9001 Lindsey Ave
Downey, CA 90240
562-904-3576
  • Total: 597
  • Kindergarten: 92
  • 1st grade: 95
  • 2nd grade: 105
  • 3rd grade: 105
  • 4th grade: 105
  • 5th grade: 95
21 to 1 28 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Ward Elementary
8851 East Adoree St
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3591
  • Total: 489
  • Kindergarten: 106
  • 1st grade: 116
  • 2nd grade: 124
  • 3rd grade: 143
18 to 1 28 Kindergarten 3rd Grade
Williams Elementary
7530 East Arnett St
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-3564
  • Total: 719
  • Kindergarten: 84
  • 1st grade: 99
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 95
  • 5th grade: 87
19 to 1 38 Kindergarten 3rd Grade

Middle Schools within the Downey Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
East Middle
10301 South Woodruff Ave
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-3586
  • Total: 1,392
  • 6th grade: 462
  • 7th grade: 467
  • 8th grade: 463
25 to 1 55 6th Grade 8th Grade
Griffiths Middle
9633 Tweedy Ln
Downey, CA 90240
562-904-3580
  • Total: 1,339
  • 6th grade: 459
  • 7th grade: 444
  • 8th grade: 436
22 to 1 60 6th Grade 8th Grade
Old River Elementary
30 Learning Ln
Brentwood, CA 94513
925-626-3304
  • Total: 125
  • 4th grade: 414
  • 5th grade: 376
20 to 1 6 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Sussman Middle
12500 Birchdale Ave
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3572
  • Total: 1,449
  • 6th grade: 481
  • 7th grade: 498
  • 8th grade: 470
23 to 1 65 6th Grade 8th Grade
West Middle
11985 Old River School Rd
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-3565
  • Total: 1,449
  • 6th grade: 458
  • 7th grade: 504
  • 8th grade: 487
22 to 1 67 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Downey Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Downey High
11040 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241
562-869-7301
  • Total: 3,983
  • 3rd grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 1,050
  • 10th grade: 1,065
  • 11th grade: 988
  • 12th grade: 879
25 to 1 157 9th Grade 12th Grade
Warren High
8141 De Palma St
Downey, CA 90241
562-869-7306
  • Total: 3,558
  • 9th grade: 975
  • 10th grade: 940
  • 11th grade: 858
  • 12th grade: 785
25 to 1 143 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Downey Unified School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Columbus Continuation
12330 Woodruff Ave
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-3552
  • Total: 363
  • 10th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 85
  • 12th grade: 274
25 to 1 14 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $18,089
  • Median family income: $49,608
  • Median male income: $28,840
  • Median female income: $20,164
  • Median income of a renter: $34,537
  • Median income of a home owner: $59,442
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    5,965 5,025 6,045 7,250 4,010

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