Palo Alto Unified School District Rankings
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Palo Alto Unified School District 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!
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.