PROFICIENCY 80% 109% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
82%Palo Alto Unified
82%Palo Alto

Henry M. Gunn High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Palo Alto Unified" in Palo Alto, CA. There are a total of 1,897 students and 110 teachers at Henry M. Gunn High, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 115 free lunch students and 25 reduced lunch students.

Henry M. Gunn High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 79.5%, which is 109% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch115
Reduced lunch25


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Henry M. Gunn High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School80-84%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School75-79%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Henry M. Gunn High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 40.3% 45.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.5% 2.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 41.4% 34.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 9.0% 9.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 7.5% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

Palo Alto demographics profile

StatisticPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)5,46525691
Median age21.936.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.3:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)19%52%55%
Speak English59%56%79%
Speak Spanish8%29%13%

Education level achieved in Palo Alto

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade98.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school98.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college97.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree96.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors95.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters59.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree29.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate19.5%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Henry M. Gunn High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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