Palo Alto, CA
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Palo Alto Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Palo Alto Unified School District Details

Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

12,527 Students enrolled in District

19 Schools in District

18 Students Per Classroom (State average is 24)

Palo Alto Unified School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Addison Elementary School
650 Addison Ave.
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
KG-05
Barron Park Elementary School
800 Barron Ave.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
KG-05
David Starr Jordan Middle School
750 N. California Ave.
Palo Alto, CA, 94303
06-08
Duveneck Elementary School
705 Alester Ave.
Palo Alto, CA, 94303
KG-05
Elementary School Carmelo
3024 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
KG-05
Escondido Elementary School
890 Escondido Rd.
Stanford, CA, 94305
KG-05
Fairmeadow Elementary School
500 E. Meadow Dr.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
KG-05
Greendell School
4120 Midfield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA, 94303
KG-05
Henry M. Gunn High School
780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
09-12
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
445 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306
KG-05
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School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 46.5% 25.6%
Black 2.4% 6.2%
Hispanic 12.3% 55.8%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 38.4% 11.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.6%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 8.7% 58.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.4% 49.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.3% 8.6%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,928 $123,355,400 52.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $777 $9,654,225 4.1%
Staff $802 $9,964,850 4.3%
General Administration $59 $733,075 0.3%
School Administration $962 $11,952,850 5.1%
Operation $1,367 $16,984,975 7.2%
Transportation $232 $2,882,600 1.2%
Other $837 $10,399,725 4.4%
Total Support $5,037 $62,584,725 26.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,892 $48,358,100 20.6%
Total Expenditures $18,857 $234,298,225 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,621 $35,036,955,287 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $502 $3,131,223,827 4.4%
Staff $531 $3,312,426,112 4.6%
General Administration $92 $573,622,504 0.8%
School Administration $616 $3,842,105,700 5.4%
Operation $940 $5,860,782,678 8.2%
Transportation $228 $1,423,012,973 2.0%
Other $494 $3,081,474,546 4.3%
Total Support $3,405 $21,225,114,888 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,433 $15,163,215,389 21.2%
Total Expenditures $11,458 $71,426,321,041 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%