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Henry M. Gunn High School
  • Public
  • Palo Alto, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A
  7. Administration
    grade C
  8. Sports
    grade B
  9. Food
    grade C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

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Henry M. Gunn High School is a top rated, public school located in Palo Alto, CA. It has 2,006 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

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Henry M. Gunn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1410
674 responses
Average ACT
32
405 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade unavailable
  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
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Median Household Income
$165,662
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,408
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 46 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 145 responses
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Turkey Feast
    18%
  • School Productions, Turkey Feast, Club Day
    17%
  • Dances
    9%
  • International day
    8%
  • Football +Basketball + Waterpolo+ Volleyball games
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,006
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 54 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 54 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$124,742
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 64 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 64 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,626 / year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 74 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 74 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 74 responses

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