Henry M. Gunn High School

  • Henry M. Gunn High School serves 1,897 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • Henry M. Gunn High School operates within the Palo Alto Unified School District.
  • Palo Alto Unified School District's 100% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1897 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,897 students
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Henry M. Gunn High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 110 teachers
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Henry M. Gunn High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 24:1
Henry M. Gunn High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
45%
11%
Henry M. Gunn High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
9%
54%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
1%
6%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
39%
24%
Henry M. Gunn High School White Students (1989-2013)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Henry M. Gunn High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Henry M. Gunn High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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 0.41
Henry M. Gunn High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
6%
50%
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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%
9%
Henry M. Gunn High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

  • Palo Alto Unified School District's student population of 12,489 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 100% has increased from 87% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $17,214 is higher than the state average of $12,314. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $20,600 is higher than the state average of $12,270. The district spending/student has grown by 31% over four years.
School District Name Palo Alto Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 12,489 1,597
Palo Alto Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 100% 83%
Palo Alto Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2014)
District Total Revenue $213 MM $20 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $255 MM $20 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $17,214 $12,314
Palo Alto Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $20,600 $12,270
Palo Alto Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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