Palo Alto Unified School District is a top rated, public school district located in Palo Alto, CA. It has 12,259 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Palo Alto Unified School District Rankings
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Palo Alto Unified School District Reviews
I have 2 children in PAUSD. Like the strong academics, excellent teachers, ample resources funded by the generous donations from parents. Diversity, culture, campuses, and a very strong desire to succeed among students are definitely the advantages of this school district, and namely Gunn High School. What school is lacking is emotional intelligence, resilience and athletic leadership. Athletic Director is highly unprofessional and yet keeps his job for years, which casts doubts on the school leadership. Being a strong academic school Gunn would highly benefit from a stronger more coherent athletic program. The one that can add balance to student's lives. A very competitive environment overall. Excellent teachers!
I love this school! My daughter went here throughout many grades, and she graduated with honors in every class. She learned an abundant amount of knowledge from this school and she now has a full scholarship to Harvard University. This school has top academics, sports, and teachers. The teachers are very involved, tying to help the students excel. I encourage parents to consider enrolling your child here. It empacted my daughter in a great way!
Palo Alto Unified School District values education and academics in a way that clearly shows. They provide a good number of resources along with very good academic courses, but the negative effect of their outstanding academics is the high level of stress that students may experience.