Henry M. Gunn High School

Henry M. Gunn High School serves 1,904 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Henry M. Gunn High School operates within the Palo Alto Unified School District.
The school district's 100% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 1904 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 109 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,904 students
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Henry M. Gunn High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 109 teachers
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Henry M. Gunn High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 25:1
Henry M. Gunn High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.42
Henry M. Gunn High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
49%
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
9%
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,466 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 100% has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,260 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,608 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Palo Alto Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 12,466 1,757
Palo Alto Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 100% 83%
Palo Alto Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $179 MM $17 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $183 MM $18 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $15,260 $10,238
Palo Alto Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $15,608 $10,739
Palo Alto Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Los Altos High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Terman Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Juana Briones Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palo AltoTerman Middle School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 715 students655 Arastradero Rd
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)856-9810
    0.46-8715
  • Palo AltoJuana Briones Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 370 students4100 Orme St
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)856-0877
    0.6KG-5370
  • Los AltosSanta Rita Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 559 students700 Los Altos Ave
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650)559-1600
    0.7KG-6559
  • Los Altos Ardis G. Egan Junior High School
    0.9 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 560 students100 West Portola Ave
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650)917-2200
    0.97-8560
  • Palo AltoBarron Park Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 346 students800 Barron Ave
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)858-0508
    0.9KG-5346

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