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Harry Wirtz School
8535 Contreras Street
Paramount, CA 90723
Phone: (562) 602-8068
Fax:    (562) 602-8069
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Campus opens at 7:45 Monday-Friday*


Congratulations Mrs. Martin! Wirtz 2016-2017 Teacher of the year!


Classified Employee of the Year Evangeline Sandoval!




Student Section

Meet The Artist


ACCELERATED READER (Renaissance Learning)





PHS Leo Club

In honor of Read Across America, the PHS Leo Club showed their love of reading by volunteering their time and reading their favorite Dr. Seuss book to our students. THANK YOU LEO CLUB!!


Principal's Message


We are committed to the academic success of all of our students. We believe that all children can learn, and that we must focus on results and the monitoring of progress to improve students' achievement. Through collaboration and intervention, our goal is to provide an academic environment that promotes excellence in students' studies, comportment, and social accountability. We are the proud Wirtz Wizards!


-Ms. Toscano





I'm Going to College: Howard University



History: Shortly after the end of the American Civil War, members of the First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen.  The project quickly expanded to include a provision for establishing a university.  Howard University was named for General Oliver Otis Howard, a Civil War hero, who later served as President of the University from 1869-74.  Howard’s enrollment is approximately 10,300 undergraduate, graduate and professional students representing all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and nearly 70 countries.



Famous Alumni:  Thurgood Marshal, US Supreme Court Justice;  Kamala Harris, US Senator from California; Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize-winning novelist; Taraji P. Henson, Actriz               











Today: 4/28/17
8:40 AM Recognition Assembly: 2nd & 3rd, Pre-K-1st
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South Coast Air Quality Management District



Paramount Unified School District is a Safe Haven for Students of All Backgrounds

In our diverse community, we recognize that many students and their families are struggling with questions, concerns and fears about the recent immigration enforcement actions taking place across the state. We work very hard to make our schools safe spaces for learning for every one of our students.  This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that a child’s race, religion, or immigration status do not create any barriers to their education.

On February 15, 2017, our Board of Education adopted a resolution indicating that our schools are a safe haven for all students and their families regardless of their race, religion, gender, immigration status, etc.  By passing this resolution, our district joins several others across the State of California that have already done so on the recommendation of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. 

The Paramount Unified School District embraces the diversity of its students, parents, and community, and views this as something that makes us stronger.  This resolution is just one sign of our commitment to all of our students, parents, and community members.


Counselor's Corner

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