Palo Alto High School

50 Embarcadero Rd,

Palo Alto, CA, 94301-2321

Tel: (650)329-3701
Grades: 9-12

1,887 students

Palo Alto High School serves 1,887 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Palo Alto High School operates within the Palo Alto Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 1887 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,887 students
Palo Alto High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 104 teachers
Palo Alto High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Palo Alto 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 0.64 is equal to the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 22:1
Palo Alto High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
24%
11%
Palo Alto High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
9%
52%
Palo Alto High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
7%
Palo Alto High School Black (1988-2012)
White
54%
26%
Palo Alto High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Palo Alto High School Sch Ethnicity Palo Alto 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 0.64
Palo Alto 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%
Palo Alto 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
Palo Alto 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 1,577
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 Packard Children's Hospital/stanford (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Packard Children's Hospital/stanford (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rocketship Mosaic Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San Jose Rocketship Mosaic Elementary School
    Charter School
    950 Owsley Ave
    San Jose , CA , 95122
    (877)806-0920
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Palo Alto Addison Elementary School
    650 Addison Ave
    Palo Alto , CA , 94301
    (650)322-5935
    0.7  mi  |  473  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Palo Alto Walter Hays Elementary School
    1525 Middlefield Rd
    Palo Alto , CA , 94301
    (650)322-5956
    0.8  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Palo Alto Packard Children's Hospital/stanford
    Alternative School
    725 Welch Rd
    Palo Alto , CA , 94304
    (650)497-8230
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Stanford Escondido Elementary School
    890 Escondido Rd
    Stanford , CA , 94305
    (650)856-1337
    1.1  mi  |  576  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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