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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,897 students
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Henry M. Gunn High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
Henry M. Gunn High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeHenry M. Gunn High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:124:1
Henry M. Gunn High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
45%
11%
Henry M. Gunn High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
9%
54%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
1%
6%
Henry M. Gunn High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
39%
24%
Henry M. Gunn High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Henry M. Gunn High School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsHenry M. Gunn High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.640.64
Henry M. Gunn High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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 (1994-2015)
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 (2000-2015)

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,453 is higher than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 18% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,783 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 21% over four years.
School District NamePalo Alto Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed12,4891,597
Palo Alto Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate100%83%
Palo Alto Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$179 MM$17 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$183 MM$18 MM
Palo Alto Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$14,453$10,238
Palo Alto Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,783$10,739
Palo Alto Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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