Henry M. Gunn High School

Henry M. Gunn High School serves 1,854 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Henry M. Gunn High School operates within the Palo Alto Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 1854 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,854 students
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 104 teachers
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Henry M. Gunn High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 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 22:1
Henry M. Gunn High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
40%
11%
Henry M. Gunn High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
8%
52%
Henry M. Gunn High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
7%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black (1988-2012)
White
43%
26%
Henry M. Gunn High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Henry M. Gunn High School Sch Ethnicity Henry M. Gunn High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.65 0.42
Henry M. Gunn High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,740 students has grown by 11% over five years.
School District Name Palo Alto Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 12,740 1,671
Palo Alto Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Palo Alto Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $177 MM $19 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $186 MM $18 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,506 $11,099
Palo Alto Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,274 $10,975
Palo Alto Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Palo Alto Terman Middle School
    655 Arastradero Rd
    Palo Alto , CA 94306
    (650)856-9810
    0.4  mi  |  662  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Palo Alto Juana Briones Elementary School
    4100 Orme St
    Palo Alto , CA 94306
    (650)856-0877
    0.6  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Los Altos Santa Rita Elementary School
    700 Los Altos Ave
    Los Altos , CA 94022
    (650)559-1600
    0.7  mi  |  537  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Los Altos Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Bullis Charter
    Charter School
    102 West Portola Ave
    Los Altos , CA 94022
    (650)947-4939
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  -8
  • Los Altos Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Ardis G. Egan Junior High School
    100 West Portola Ave
    Los Altos , CA 94022
    (650)917-2200
    0.9  mi  |  556  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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Did You Know?
Palo Alto, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.55, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in Palo Alto is Barron Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.