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Downey high schools earn accreditation

DOWNEY — Downey and Warren high schools have received the highest term of accreditation possible by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a Downey Unified School District spokesperson said.

Both comprehensive high schools were awarded a six-year accreditation status based on all of the information provided, including a self-study report and the completion of the four-day on-site accreditation visit by an eight-member WASC Committee, the spokesperson added.

“The commission looks forward to Downey High School’s and Warren High School’s anticipated success and continuing improvement in keeping with [the commission’s] pursuit of excellence in elementary, secondary and adult education,” said Valene Staley, chairperson for the Association of California School Administrators.