780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Henry M. Gunn High School serves 1,936 students in grades 9-12.
Henry M. Gunn High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,936 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Henry M. Gunn High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Henry M. Gunn High School's student population of 1,936 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 104 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,936 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
104 teachers
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School Rankings

Henry M. Gunn High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Henry M. Gunn High School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#165 out of 9659 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
45%
12%
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Hispanic
11%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
32%
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
96%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Henry M. Gunn High School's ranking?

Henry M. Gunn High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest graduation rate (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

82% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 87% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Henry M. Gunn High School?

The graduation rate of Henry M. Gunn High School is 96%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.

How many students attend Henry M. Gunn High School?

1,936 students attend Henry M. Gunn High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

45% of Henry M. Gunn High School students are Asian, 32% of students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Henry M. Gunn High School?

Henry M. Gunn High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Henry M. Gunn High School offer ?

Henry M. Gunn High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,936 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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