Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2012’

DUSD graduation rate tops in the local area

Class of 2010-2011 data released recently by the State Department of Education shows that the Downey Unified School District’s graduation rate of 91.8 percent exceeded that of Norwalk-La Mirada USD, which posted a respectable 90.7 percent rate. Both school districts’ averages topped the state’s figure of 76.3 percent, that of L.A. County of 71.6 percent and those of its neighbors’ …

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DUSD API scores top in the local area

Downey Unified School District’s API score of 801 not only topped the statewide API (Academic Performance Index) average score of 788 in tests conducted last spring but those of every other bordering district. The scores were announced recently by the California Department of Education, which expressed its satisfaction at the fact that, for the first time since the testing program …

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East has a new computer lab

The Downey Kiwanis Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Downey Unified School District for a new computer lab at East Middle School. The donation was made at a presentation ceremony Jan. 25. “We are so grateful to the Downey Kiwanis,” said Brent Shubin, principal at East Middle School. “Our computer lab is now up to date with the latest technology …

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Dr. Doty to retire from DUSD

Dr. Wendy Doty, the superintendent of the Downey Unified School District since July 2003, announced her retirement effective the end of March 2013 at this week’s Board of Education meeting. When she steps down next year, she will be completing 38 years of service to education, most of it serving “at the district (DUSD) and community (Downey) that I love.” …

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