Palo Alto High School



Palo Alto High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Palo Alto High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 516
10 502
11 475
12 463
UG 1

Palo Alto High School is a public high school of the Palo Alto Unf School District located in Palo Alto, CA. It has 1,957 students in grades 9th through 12th. Palo Alto High School is the 405th largest public high school in California and the 1,579th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,957
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 108.08

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Palo Alto High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 985
(50%)
1,990
(52%)
 Female 972
(50%)
1,854
(48%)

Palo Alto High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,072
(55%)
1,853
(48%)
 Asian 500
(26%)
1,286
(33%)
 Hispanic 195
(10%)
367
(10%)
 Two or More 105
(5%)
223
(6%)
 Black 66
(3%)
92
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 17
(1%)
20
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
3
(0%)

Palo Alto High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,818
(93%)
3,589
(93%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 101
(5%)
183
(5%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(2%)
72
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Palo Alto High School is ranked 1,395th out of 0 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Palo Alto High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (7.1%) is significantly lower than the state average of 52.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Palo Alto High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1627
2006 1490
2007 1500
2008 1772
2009 1850
2010 1852
2011 1887
2012 1957

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.9
2006 14.6
2007 12.5
2008 16.8
2009 18.5
2010 N/A
2011 18.1
2012 18.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.046097111247695
2006 0.050335570469799
2007 0.066666666666667
2008 0.06038374717833
2009 0.065405405405405
2010 0.063714902807775
2011 0.060413354531002
2012 0.071027082268779

Compare Palo Alto High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,810.0% 18.1:1
 
2,116.1% 21.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 7.1%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 52.5%
 

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Palo Alto High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,957 18.1:1  
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Achieve Kids
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Sequoia Community Day
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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