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Palo Alto 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 A minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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Palo Alto High School is a top rated, public school located in PALO ALTO, CA. It has 2,177 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1380
835 responses
Average ACT
31
399 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

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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
$158,271
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,569
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 42 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Seniors wearing camouflage
    15%
  • Prom and Grad Night
    15%
  • Senior cut day
    13%
  • ...Spirit Week
    13%
  • The Turkey Trot
    11%
  • Senior no pants day
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,177
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 41 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$124,742
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 58 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 58 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,626 / year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 62 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 62 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 62 responses

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