GED Classes Downey, California

This article comes with an overview of GED preparatory facilities and testing sites in the Downey area. California uses the computer-based GED exam for the state’s high school equivalency testing program.

The state also welcomed the HiSET exam for this purpose which is offered both on paper and in a computer-based version.

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The exams offer adults who quit high school before graduating the chance to earn an equivalent credential.

The GED is administered via four separate subtests in Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.

The HiSET exam has five subtests. The Language part has separate reading and writing subtests.


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You can sit for the four GED or five HiSET subtests one at a time.

Downey GED prep sites

Downey Adult School
12340 Woodruff Ave – Downey – CA 90241 – Ph: (562) 940-6200

Bee Academic Tutoring
9903 Paramount Blvd – Ste 287 – Downey – CA 90240 – Ph: (562) 246-6850
NOT a GED program, but Bee Academy Tutoring provides tutoring services for K-12 students in subjects such as math, literacy, science, and standardized tests.

Sylvan Downey
206 Stonewood St – Unit 206 – Downey – CA 90241 – Ph: (562) 445-4049

Sylvan Satellite Location
9557 Firestone Blvd – Downey – CA 90241 – Ph: (562) 445-4049

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GED prep locations around Downey (cities by alphabet)

N. Orange Continuing Ed. (NOCE)-Anaheim
1830 West Romneya Dr – Anaheim – CA 92801 – Ph (714) 808.4583
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Slawson Southeast Occupational Center
5500 Rickenbacker Rd – Bell – CA 90201 – Ph: (323) 729.6400

Bellflower Adult School GED Classes
9242 Laurel St – Bellflower – CA 90706 – Ph: (562) 461.2218

Bell Gardens Adult Education GED Classes
6119 Agra St – Bell Gardens – CA 90201 – Ph: (323) 887.7955

Ford Park Adult School GED Instruction
7800 Scout Ave – Bell Gardens – CA 90201 – Ph: (562) 927.7759

ABC Adult School
12254 Cuesta Dr – Cerritos – CA 90703 – Ph: (562) 229.7960

ABC Adult School-Cabrillo Lane
20122 Cabrillo Ln – Cerritos – CA 90703 – Ph (562) 809.9011

Compton USD Adult Education
1104 E 148th St – Compton – CA 90220 – Ph: (310) 898.6470

Compton YouthBuild
1108 N Oleander Ave – Compton – CA 90222 – Ph: (310) 631.2000
Compton YouthBuild is a program of EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services, a Compton-based nonprofit agency.

Rancho Dominguez Comprehensive AJCC (Five Keys)
2909 E Pacific Commerce Dr – Compton – CA 90221 – Ph: (323) 685.2782

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education-Dibble Campus
1600 Pontenova Ave – Hacienda Heights – CA 91745 – Ph: (626) 933.8305

Norwalk-La Mirada Adult Education
15920 Barbata Rd – La Mirada – California 90638 – Ph: (562) 210-3170

Hacienda La Puente Adult Education-Willow Center
14101 E Nelson Ave – La Puente – California 91746 – Ph: (626) 934-2801

Hudson Adult Learning Center
445 North Glendora Ave – La Puente – California 91744 – Ph: (626) 934-6761

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East LA Skills Center High School Equivalency Classes
3921 Selig Pl – Los Angeles – CA 90031 – Ph: (323) 224-5970
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Lynwood Adult School
4050 Imperial Hwy – Lynwood – CA 90262 – Ph: (310) 604-3096

SHIELDS for Families (Five Keys)
11705 Deputy Yamamoto Pl – Lynwood – CA 90262 – Ph: (323) 685.2782

Montebello Community Adult Education
149 N 21st St – Montebello – CA 90640, Ph: (323) 887.7844

Schurr Community Adult Education
937 Westmoreland Dr – Montebello – CA 90640, Ph: (323) 887.3088

Norwalk YouthBuild (@ at Field of Dreams Learning)
12440 Firestone Blvd – Suite 2001 – Norwalk – CA 90650 – Ph: (562) 409.5567

Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School
15711 Pioneer Blvd – Norwalk – CA 90650 – Ph: (562) 210.3990

Cerritos College Community Education GED Classes (Room 11)
11110 Alondra Blvd – Norwalk – CA 90650 – Ph: (562) 467.5098

Paramount Adult Education
14507 Paramount Blvd – Paramount – CA 90723 – Ph: (562) 602.8080

El Rancho Adult School
9515 Haney St – Pico Rivera – CA 90660 – Ph: (562) 801.7710

East Los Angeles College South Gate Adult Education
2340 Firestone Blvd – South Gate – CA 90280 – Ph: (323) 357.6200

Tweedy Learning Center (Spanish)
5115 Southern Ave – South Gate – CA 90280 – Ph: (323) 568.8500

Whittier Adult Education
9401 S Painter St – Whittier – CA 90605 – Ph: (562) 698.8121

Rio Hondo College Ed2Go Online Program
3600 Workman Mill Rd – Whittier – CA 90601 – Ph: (562) 463.4606

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GED testing centers in the Downey area

(After Downey, Cities in Alphabetical Order)

Downey Adult School-GED
12340 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA 90241, Phone (562) 940-6200/6231

American Career College-HiSET
1200 North Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801, Phone (562) 595-8893 ext. 235

Bell Community Adult School-HiSET
4328 Bell Ave, Bell, CA 90201, Phone (213) 765-2573

Richard B. Slawson Southeast Occupational Center-HiSET
5500 Rickenbacker Rd, Bell, CA 90040, Phone (213) 765-2573

Bell Gardens Adult School-HiSET
6119 Agra St, Room 405, Bell Gardens, CA 90201, Phone (323) 887-7955

ABC Adult School Test Center-HiSET, GED
12254 Cuesta Dr, Cerritos, CA 90703, Phone (562) 229-7960/926-6734

Elizabeth Learning Center-HiSET
4811 Elizabeth St, Cudahy, CA 90201, Phone (213) 765-2573

Huntington Park Adult School-HiSET
2945 Belgrave Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255, Phone (213) 765-2573

Lynwood Community Adult School-GED & HiSET
11277 Atlantic Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262, Phone (310) 604-3096 (HiSET), (310) 603-1485 (GED)

American Career College-St.Francis Campus-HiSET
3680 East Imperial Hwy, 5th Floor, Lynwood, CA 90262, Phone (562) 595-8893 ext 235

Montebello Community Adult School-HiSET
149 N 21st St, Montebello, CA 90640, Phone (323) 887-4481/7955

Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School-GED & HiSET
5711 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650, Phone (562) 210-3990 (GED), (562) 210-3990 (HiSET)

Paramount Adult School-GED & HiSET
14507 Paramount Blvd, Paramount, CA 90723, Phone (562) 602-8080

El Rancho Adult Education-GED
9515 Haney St, Pico Rivera, CA 9066, Phone (562) 801-7710

Tweedy Learning Center-HiSET
5115 Southern Ave, South Gate, CA 90280, Phone (213) 765-2573

South Gate Community Adult School-HiSET
3351 Firestone Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280, Phone (213) 765-2573

Whittier Union High School-HiSET
9401 South Painter St, Whittier, CA 90605, Phone (562) 698-8121

To see can if you qualify, go to the GED California page, and a great help are these free GED practice tests. To obtain your HiSET or GED diploma, you can come, in person, to a state-designated testing site or take the HiSET or GED exam online if you qualify for online testing.

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Online HiSET, GED testing

Great new developments! The HiSET and GED tests may now also be taken online. Students that want to take the GED exam online must attain scores in the “green zone” on the official GED Ready® practice test. For more information, check out this article about the online GED test.

To read more about the online proctored HiSET-At-Home options, check out the post about online HiSET testing.

GED improvements

The latest version of the GED exam has fewer multiple-choice questions than former editions. Answers need to be given more in essay style, and herein lies the reason that the former writing test has disappeared. Writing skills can be assessed through the other subtests.

Paper-based GED testing has disappeared completely; all subtests are done on a computer, so basic keyboarding skills are required as well. Test results will be available right after testing, except for the essay part, which will need a few days to be processed.

This really is a great improvement compared to former days when test-takers needed to wait several weeks to learn if they passed. The HiSET exam is still available in both a paper-based and computerized format.

Last Updated on June 19, 2022.