Henry M. Gunn High School

Henry M. Gunn High School serves 1,850 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% 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 Unf School District.

Overview

The student population of 1850 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 108 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,850 students
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 108 teachers
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Henry M. Gunn High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same 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 17:1 22:1
Henry M. Gunn High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
42%
11%
Henry M. Gunn High School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
8%
52%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
1%
7%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
42%
26%
Henry M. Gunn High School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Henry M. Gunn High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Henry M. Gunn High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 (1988-2013)
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.
4%
48%
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2013)
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%
8%
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,868 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,506 is higher than the state average of $11,099. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,274 is higher than the state average of $10,975. The district spending/student has grown by 18% over four years.
School District Name Palo Alto Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 12,868 1,667
Palo Alto Unf School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate n/a% n/a
Palo Alto Unf School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $177 MM $19 MM
Palo Alto Unf School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $186 MM $18 MM
Palo Alto Unf School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,506 $11,099
Palo Alto Unf School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,274 $10,975
Palo Alto Unf School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • Palo AltoTerman Middle School
    655 Arastradero Rd
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)856-9810
    0.4 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 680 students                      
  • Palo AltoJuana Briones Elementary School
    4100 Orme St
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)856-0877
    0.6 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 391 students                      
  • Los AltosSanta Rita Elementary School
    700 Los Altos Ave
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650)559-1600
    0.7 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 566 students                      
  • Los Altos Bullis Charter
    Charter School
    102 West Portola Ave
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650)947-4939
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 517 students                      
  • Los Altos Ardis G. Egan Junior High School
    100 West Portola Ave
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650)917-2200
    0.9 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 520 students                      

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