A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
25 Churchill Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Telephone
(650) 329-3700
Website

Palo Alto Unified School District Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1380
722 responses
Average ACT
31
409 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
12,527
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.7%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,888
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$254,552,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,600/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    1%

Palo Alto Unified School District Reviews

12 reviews
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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!
Review Palo Alto Unified School District
Palo Alto is an unparalleled environment, filled with incredible opportunities, both for extracurriculars and academics. However, being located in the heart of silicon valley, next to Stanford University, as well as an area of high socioeconomic status has contributed to high levels of student stress. However, the school district is making a notable effort to instate initiatives to improve the mental health of their students.
In light of the recent suicide clusters, PAUSD has taken steps to better the community. I feel that the district gives us an adequate voice in schoolwide issues (such as incorporating student voices in meetings and committees), and sincerely aims to help every student feel cared for. I have seen a lot of recent community building initiatives such as Change in our Schools Week - which allows students to learn and connect with others.