Paramount High School

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Paramount High School
West campus: 14708 Paramount Blvd
Paramount, California 90723
Senior campus: 14429 Downey Ave
Paramount, California 90723

United States
Type Public
Motto "Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate"
School district Paramount Unified School District
Principal Greg Buckner, Ed.D. (Senior Campus); Morrie Kosareff (West Campus)
Grades 9-12
Color(s)      Maroon
Athletics conference San Gabriel Valley League
Team name Pirates
Newspaper The Porthole
Information (562)602-6064

Paramount High School is a comprehensive public high school in Paramount, California, USA. It is part of the Paramount Unified School District. The school serves students in grades 9–12 on two campuses, West Campus for 9th grade students and Senior Campus for grades 10–12. Being the largest school in the area with one of the highest populations in California, most students enrolled come from the cities of Paramount, Lakewood, Bellflower, Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez and South Gate.

Paramount was ranked by U.S. News & World Report at 2,153rd best public high school nationally in 2013.[citation needed][1]


  • West Campus, which serves ninth grade students, located at 14708 Paramount Blvd.
  • Senior Campus, which serves grades 10–12, located at 14429 Downey Ave.


Paramount High School offers a comprehensive curriculum. A number of Advanced Placement classes are available for interested students.


The Paramount Pirates play in the San Gabriel Valley League against Lynwood, Downey, Warren, Dominguez and Gahr. The Paramount boys' soccer team was 2010 Division III and State Regional Division I CIF champions. The Paramount boys' soccer team won CIF for 3 consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012) thus given the nickname, the 3-peat champs. In 2012, they also won State Regional Champions. The Paramount wrestling team was 2011 Division VI CIF runner-up. In 2012, the Paramount boys varsity tennis won the first ever 4-peat in tennis. The recent years that tennis has won league, was in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ Morales, Robert (November 15, 2013). "Andre Ward dominates Edwin Rodriguez, winning wide unanimous decision". Long Beach Press-Telegram. Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Sondheimer, Eric (April 19, 2010). "Paramount to honor Brian Hunter". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wagner, Dick (November 29, 1990). "Paramount Star Sets Example in Class, Too". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Allen, Scott (February 7, 2014). "Report: Long Beach Poly hires former NFL linebacker Antonio Pierce as next coach". USA Today. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ Gurza, Agustin (April 3, 2004). "To His Fans, Sanchez Was Family". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Cafardo, Nick (February 21, 1988). "Smith's ready to achieve some fame". The Telegraph. Google News. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 

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