Top 10 Best Palo Alto Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 11,186 students in Palo Alto, CA (there are 33 private schools, serving 4,847 private students). 70% of all K-12 students in Palo Alto, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). Palo Alto has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Palo Alto, CA are Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Henry M. Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Palo Alto, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 79% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 80% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Palo Alto have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Palo Alto, CA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
445 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 320-8106
Grades: K-5
| 372 students
Rank: #22.
Henry M. Gunn High School
Math: 88% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 354-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,868 students
Rank: #33.
Palo Alto High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
50 Embarcadero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 329-3701
Grades: 9-12
| 2,010 students
Rank: #44.
Ellen Fletcher Middle School
Math: 80% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
655 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-9810
Grades: 6-8
| 506 students
Rank: #55.
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School
Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
480 E. Meadow Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-5188
Grades: 6-8
| 996 students
Rank: #66.
Juana Briones Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4100 Orme St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0877
Grades: K-5
| 263 students
Rank: #77.
Ohlone Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
950 Amarillo Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 856-1726
Grades: K-5
| 444 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Duveneck Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
705 Alester Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 322-5946
Grades: K-5
| 356 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Fairmeadow Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
500 E. Meadow Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0845
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #8 - 108. - 10.
Palo Verde Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3450 Louis Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 856-1672
Grades: K-5
| 369 students
Rank: #1111.
Frank S. Greene Jr. Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 N. Ca Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(408) 494-8120
Grades: 6-8
| 821 students
Rank: #1212.
Addison Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
650 Addison Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-5935
Grades: K-5
| 332 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
El Carmelo Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3024 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0960
Grades: K-5
| 303 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Walter Hays Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1525 Midfield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-5956
Grades: K-5
| 269 students
Rank: #1515.
Greendell
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4120 Midfield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 856-0833
Grades: K-12
| 82 students
Rank: #1616.
Barron Park Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Barron Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 858-0508
Grades: K-5
| 198 students
Rank: #1717.
Oxford Day Academy
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Beech St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 260-3152
Grades: 9-12
| 100 students
Rank: n/an/a
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2828
Grades: 6-8
| 531 students
Rank: n/an/a
2695 Fordham St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2830
Grades: K-5
| 400 students
Rank: n/an/a
East Palo Alto Academy
Charter School
1050 Myrtle St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 893-8900
Grades: 9-12
| 343 students
Rank: n/an/a
Los Robles-ronald Mcnair Academy
Alternative School
2033 Pulgas Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2888
Grades: K-5
| 198 students
Rank: n/an/a
725 Welch Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 497-8230
Grades: K-12
| 17 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1039 Garden St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 325-1460
Grades: 9-12
| 202 students
2086 Clarke St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2881
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-6700
Grades: 8
| 121 students
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-6700
Grades: 4-8
| 514 students
2086 Clarke St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 614-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 110 students
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2800
Grades: K-5
| 35 students
951 Oconnor St. E.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2800
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
420 Florence St., Ste. 300
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(877) 806-0920
Grades: K-3
| n/a students
2033 Pulgas Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2800
Grades: 6-8
| 114 students
Po Box 51071
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 328-5696
Grades: K-7
| 49 students
763 Green St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 323-1085
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
2031 Pulgas Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 599-1517
Grades: 9-12
| 8 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Palo Alto, CA?
How many public schools are located in Palo Alto, CA?
22 public schools are located in Palo Alto, CA.
What percentage of students in Palo Alto, CA go to public school?
70% of all K-12 students in Palo Alto, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Palo Alto, CA?
Palo Alto, CA public schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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