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Henry M. Gunn High School
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  • 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. Administration
    grade C+
  7. Sports
    grade B
  8. Food
    grade C+
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Henry M. Gunn High School is a top rated, public school located in PALO ALTO, CA. It has 1,936 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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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1420
813 responses
Average ACT
32
430 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$222,054
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$3,501
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$244,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 49 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 157 responses
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Turkey Feast
    18%
  • School Productions, Turkey Feast, Club Day
    16%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Football +Basketball + Waterpolo+ Volleyball games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • International day
    7%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,936
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 57 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 57 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$124,742
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 67 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 67 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. 77 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 77 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 77 responses

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