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Henry M. Gunn High
780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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  • School Type: High School
  • District: Palo Alto Unified
  • Ranking compared to similar schools: 8
  • Achieved API growth target: Yes
  • Teachers with Full Credentials: 99%
  • Teachers with Emergency Credentials: 3%
  • School Schedule: Standard
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Core Academic Courses: 24
Demographic Information:
  • GATE students: 0%
  • English learners: 7%
  • Reclassified as English proficient: 18%
  • Migrant education program participants: 0%
  • Eligible for free/reduced price lunch: 8%
  • Special education within past two years: 11%
Parent's Education:
  • Overall Average Education4: 4.57

  • Testing Issues (flags):
    A security breach involving social media exposure of 2012-13 test material for the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program and/or the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) has been confirmed at this school site. This school is not eligible for state or federal award recognition during the 2013-14 school year.

(based on the 98% who responded)
Graduate School
 74%
College Graduate
 16%
Some College
 4%
High School
Graduate
 3%
Not a High School
Graduate
 2%

State Rank: 10 out of 101
API Score:
(2013)
9172
Student Ethnicity:
Asian
 42%
White
 41%
Hispanic/Latino
 9%
Two or More
 6%
Filipino
 1%
African American
 1%

Median Home Price (Zindex) for zip code 94306:

Related Schools:
Addison Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Barron Park Elementary rank: 8 in Palo Alto
David Starr Jordan Middle rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Duveneck Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
El Carmelo Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Escondido Elementary rank: 10 in Stanford
Fairmeadow Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Henry M. Gunn High rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Herbert Hoover Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Juana Briones Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Lucille M. Nixon Elementary rank: 10 in Stanford
Ohlone Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford rank: 1 in Palo Alto
Palo Alto High rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Palo Verde Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Terman Middle rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Walter Hays Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto

Notes:
  1. The State Rank is determined by a school's API Score in comparison to all other schools in California. (1 is the worst, 10 is the best). An equal number of schools occupy each rank. * This rank comes from the 2013 California Academic Performance Index (API) Growth report.
  2. The API Score is a number between 200 and 1000 that reflects a school's performance on statewide student assessments administered in 2013.
  3. Alternative Schools receive APIs but do not receive ranks
  4. Parent Education is the average of all responses where "1" represents "Not a high school graduate" and "5" represents "Graduate school."
  5. More information: 2012-13 Academic Performance Index Reports Information Guide (PDF; 629KB; 65pp.)