- PALO ALTO, CA
COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
The Palo Alto Unified School District is committed to a safe learning environment for our students and staff. As the first K-12 school district to return to in-person instruction in Santa Clara County, PAUSD has a track record of successfully serving students. From the initial closures in March of 2020, PAUSD has anchored to the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention. Learn More
- Academicsgrade A+
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Teachersgrade A+
- College Prepgrade A+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A minus
- Health & Safetygrade A minus
- Administrationgrade B minus
- Sportsgrade A minus
- Foodgrade B
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B+
The Palo Alto Unified School District is truly a destination for families searching for some of the top schools in the country. The depth and breadth of programs offered to students is unparalleled with the lowest student to staff ratios in California for districts with enrollment over 2,500.
Located in the birthplace of the Silicon Valley, PAUSD is home to Stanford University and tech industry leaders. Innovation and creativity are hallmarks of the region and part of the PAUSD fabric.
PAUSD serves their students at the highest level, while also serving as a model for the region, state, and nation. The PAUSD Promise replaced typical strategic plans as a way to balance fundamental goals, student outcomes, and innovative practices.
Palo Alto Unified School District Rankings
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- grade A+1,066 Students
- grade A+902 Students
- grade A+844 Students
- grade A771 Students
- grade A741 Students
- grade A+703 Students
- grade A+680 Students
- grade A+483 Students
- grade B+482 Students
- grade A+471 Students
#1 K-12 District in the Nation with Over 10,000 students
Palo Alto Unified offers an academic program unparalleled in depth and breadth. Students are supported at all levels, while preparing for launches into the top colleges and universities in the world, high-level internships, and exciting careers.
- Support Services33%
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade D+
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade C