Palo Alto school information

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores84%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools178,30879,235
Total private schools143,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Palo Alto are 24% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Palo Alto.
  • 97.5% of people in Palo Alto have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.2% of people in Palo Alto have completed high school.
  • 80.3% of people in Palo Alto have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Palo Alto

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  • Addison Elementary650 Addison Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 456 · Ratio: 0:190
  • Barron Park Elementary800 Barron Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 316 · Ratio: 0:175
  • David Starr Jordan Middle750 North California Ave.Grades: 06 - 09Students: 988 · Ratio: 0:181
  • Duveneck Elementary705 Alester Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 499 · Ratio: 0:194
  • El Carmelo Elementary3024 Bryant St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 385 · Ratio: 0:190
  • Fairmeadow Elementary500 East Meadow Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 472 · Ratio: 0:189
  • Greendell4120 Middlefield Rd.Grades: KG - 12Students: 78 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Henry M. Gunn High780 Arastradero Rd.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 1,885 · Ratio: 0:166
  • Herbert Hoover Elementary445 East Charleston Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 407 · Ratio: 0:198
  • Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle480 East Meadow Dr.Grades: 06 - 09Students: 1,011 · Ratio: 0:181
  • Juana Briones Elementary4100 Orme St.Grades: KG - 05Students: 403 · Ratio: 0:187
  • Ohlone Elementary950 Amarillo Ave.Grades: KG - 05Students: 543 · Ratio: 0:185
  • Packard Children'S Hospital/Stanford725 Welch Rd.Grades: KG - 12Students: 39 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Palo Alto High50 Embarcadero Rd.Grades: 08 - 12Students: 1,852 · Ratio: 0:160
  • Palo Verde Elementary3450 Louis Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 397 · Ratio: 0:190
  • Rocketship Los Suenos Academy420 Florence St. Ste. 300Grades: KG - 05Students: 392 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary420 Florence St. Ste. 300Grades: KG - 05Students: 465 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy420 Florence St.. Ste. 300Grades: KG - 04Students: 489 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Terman Middle655 Arastradero Rd.Grades: 06 - 08Students: 651 · Ratio: 0:191
  • Walter Hays Elementary1525 Middlefield Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 536 · Ratio: 0:189

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Education level achieved in Palo Alto

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade97.5%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school97.2%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college91.6%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree84.1%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors80.3%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters51.5%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree23.1%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate13.9%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Palo Alto (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hillsborough, CA11,14893%37%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,24492%34%
Stanford, CA13,50690%32%
Portola Valley, CA4,47890%32%
Los Altos, CA29,76288%29%
Palo Alto, CA65,99884%24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Camarillo, CA65,98555%20%
Youngstown, OH66,01366%3%
St. Cloud, MN66,03860%12%
Schenectady, NY66,05557%16%
Walnut Creek, CA65,92377%13%
Palo Alto, CA65,99884%24%
Source: The Palo Alto, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.