Downey Adult School

12340 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA

Downey Adult School, located in Downey, California, is a public institution that provides local residents various training and education opportunities. The school is designed to be easily accessible, and provides services aimed at recent high school graduates or adults wishing to enter the workforce or complete their high school education. The school also offers language development services for individuals seeking to learn English as a second language. The school also places high emphasis on attendance, with poor attendance leading to being dropped from a class or a lack of credit eligibility.


Downey Adult School offered a variety of career programs that allow students to enter the workforce as qualified professionals in a high demand field or industry for the purpose of long term employment. Individuals will take courses in their chosen field under the tutelage of professionals with many years of industry experience. Additionally some courses will be given in a practical setting to develop skills and abilities necessary to be able to work in that industry without issue. Such courses are supervised in order to ensure safety and proper training is maintained.  Programs may take up to two years to complete depending on the industry or field chosen, and result in a certificate which demonstrates competency upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals may apply online, in person, or by fax and should pay all fees immediately unless other payment options are approved. A variety of topics will be discussed at new student orientation, including book purchasing, course requirements and school policies. Financial aid is available for certain programs noted in the school catalogue. Students pursuing financial aid options, such as grants and loans, must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Legal Professions and Studies

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid45%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships45%$3,876

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Downey Adult School may provide services to students like:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in California, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 Downey Adult SchoolLos Angeles CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate84.6%-83.8%
Transfer-out Rate6.1%-2.7%

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