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.
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1380
702 responses
Average ACT
31
398 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
Data not available

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

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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.
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PAUSD schools are great! The academics and staff really care about the students. I went to schools in the PAUSD system and loved it! I felt safe, learned a lot and the schools were clean.
An excellent school district committed to giving students a top-notch education and preparing them for the future. Unfortunately, the community has a very limited definition of success and often puts far too much emphasis on grades, AP & Honors Classes, and standardized testing scores.