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Avg. test scores 68%
High school dipl. 17%
Bachelors degree 164%

Palo Alto school information

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores82%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools178,30879,221
Total private schools143,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Palo Alto are 68% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Palo Alto
  • 97.3% of people in Palo Alto have completed 8th grade
  • 97.1% of people in Palo Alto have completed high school
  • 80.0% of people in Palo Alto have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Palo Alto

      IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade97.3%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school97.1%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college91.8%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree83.8%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors80.0%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters51.5%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree22.3%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate13.8%1.6%1.3%

      Palo Alto, CA School Districts

      • Palo Alto Unified School District

      There are a total of 17 public schools, 14 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Palo Alto. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Palo Alto, CA schools is 82%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Palo Alto, CA, an average of 97.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 97.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
      Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
      Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
      Saratoga, CA30,83082%67%
      Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Portland, ME66,64939%20%
      Camarillo, CA66,63048%3%
      Woodbury, MN66,69967%36%
      South San Francisco, CA66,58743%12%
      Oshkosh, WI66,71347%5%
      Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
      Source: The Palo Alto, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.