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 stayed relatively flat 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 Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Henry M. Gunn High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

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 (1988-2013)
Hispanic
8%
52%
Henry M. Gunn High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
1%
7%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black (1988-2013)
White
42%
26%
Henry M. Gunn High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
6%
3%
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.
0.64 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 12,896 students has grown by 12% over five years.
School District Name Palo Alto Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 12,896 1,606
Graduation Rate n/a% n/a
Palo Alto Unf School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $177 MM n/a
District Spending $186 MM n/a
District Revenue / Student $15,506 $0
Palo Alto Unf School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,274 $0
Palo Alto Unf School 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 Students Grades
  • Palo AltoTerman Middle School
    655 Arastradero Rd
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)856-9810
    0.4 mi | 680 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Palo AltoJuana Briones Elementary School
    4100 Orme St
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)856-0877
    0.6 mi | 391 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Los AltosSanta Rita Elementary School
    700 Los Altos Ave
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650)559-1600
    0.7 mi | 566 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • Los AltosHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Bullis Charter
    Charter School
    102 West Portola Ave
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650)947-4939
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | 517 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Palo AltoBarron Park Elementary School
    800 Barron Ave
    Palo AltoCA 94306
    (650)858-0508
    0.9 mi | 346 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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