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
Motto"Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate"
School districtParamount Unified School District
PrincipalChristiana Kraus (Senior Campus); Elizabeth Salcido (West Campus)
Staff182.67 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment4,602 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio25.19[1]
Color(s)  Maroon
Athletics conferenceSan Gabriel Valley League
Team namePirates
NewspaperThe Porthole
WebsiteSenior campus website
West campus website

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.


  • 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.


On 2008, Paramount High School has Renovations, Modernizations, and New Constructions. The $72 Million high school program includes a new athletic stadium, field house, mini gym, academic/science classroom building, and library/media center. The first phrase of program scheduled for construction is the athletic stadium and field house. The project incorporates solar power into all new buildings.

The site was completed in 2010.


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. The Pirates have also won CIF state for boys soccer in 2017.

Notable alumni[edit]


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  6. ^ Gurza, Agustin (April 3, 2004). "To His Fans, Sanchez Was Family". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
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