Top 10 Best Palo Alto Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public elementary schools serving 6,865 students in Palo Alto, CA. The top ranked public elementary schools in Palo Alto, CA are Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Juana Briones Elementary School and Ellen Fletcher Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Palo Alto, CA public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the California public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 45% statewide average). Elementary schools in Palo Alto have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of California public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Palo Alto, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
445 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 320-8106
Grades: K-5
| 372 students
Rank: #22.
Juana Briones Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4100 Orme St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0877
Grades: K-5
| 263 students
Rank: #33.
Ellen Fletcher Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
655 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-9810
Grades: 6-8
| 506 students
Rank: #44.
Duveneck Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
705 Alester Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 322-5946
Grades: K-5
| 356 students
Rank: #55.
Ohlone Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
950 Amarillo Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 856-1726
Grades: K-5
| 444 students
Rank: #66.
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
480 E. Meadow Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-5188
Grades: 6-8
| 996 students
Rank: #77.
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: #88.
Fairmeadow Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
500 E. Meadow Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0845
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
El Carmelo Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3024 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0960
Grades: K-5
| 303 students
Rank: #1111.
Frank S. Greene Jr. Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 N. Ca Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(408) 494-8120
Grades: 6-8
| 821 students
Rank: #1212.
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: #1313.
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: #1414.
Barron Park Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
800 Barron Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 858-0508
Grades: K-5
| 198 students
Rank: #1515.
Los Robles-ronald Mcnair Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2033 Pulgas Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2888
Grades: K-5
| 198 students
Rank: #1616.
Costano Elementary School
(Math: 3% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2695 Fordham St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2830
Grades: K-5
| 400 students
Rank: #1717.
Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School
(Math: 4% | Reading: 13%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2828
Grades: 6-8
| 531 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 elementary schools in Palo Alto, CA?
How many public elementary schools are located in Palo Alto, CA?
18 public elementary schools are located in Palo Alto, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in Palo Alto, CA?
Palo Alto, CA public elementary schools minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public elementary schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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