Compton Unified School District
501 S. Santa Fe Avenue
, California, 90221
United States
Coordinates33°53′29″N 118°13′00″W / 33.89139°N 118.21667°W / 33.89139; -118.21667
District information
GradesK through 12
SuperintendentDarin Brawley
NCES District ID0609620[1]
Students and staff
Students20,400 (2019-2020)[1]
Other information

Compton Unified School District is a school district headquartered in Compton, California, United States.

The district serves almost all of Compton, all of East Rancho Dominguez, most of Willowbrook CDP, portions of Carson, Lynwood, West Rancho Dominguez CDP, and a small sliver of Paramount.[2]


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In 1993 the State of California offered to loan the school district $20 million in exchange for temporary control of the school district; the rationale for wanting to take control included both financial problems and poor academic performance, making Compton USD the only California school district to ever have a takeover for both reasons. The state had complete control over the school district. Test scores had a modest increase as a result. In 1997 Jeff Leeds of the Los Angeles Times wrote that the physical conditions of the campuses had deteriorated since the takeover. Delaine Eastin, the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, decided not to close the school district despite receiving requests to do so.[3] By 1997 Compton USD began to repay the loan.[3]


Centennial High School
Compton High School

Continuation schools

Secondary schools

High schools



Middle schools



Primary schools

Zoned, K-5

Zoned, 3-5

See also


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Compton Unified". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 19 October 2021.
  2. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Los Angeles County, CA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 10 (PDF p. 11/19). Retrieved 2023-11-19. - detail of Willowbrook CDP
  3. ^ a b Leeds, Jeff (1997-01-26). "State Fails to Stop Compton Schools' Slide Into Decay". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  4. ^ "School Web Template". Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  5. ^ "School Web Template". Archived from the original on 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-04-06.