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Henry M. Gunn High School is a public school in Palo Alto, CA. It has 1,885 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 124 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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High School Junior

On Resources & Facilities: The school offer many resources. It provides many od the new technology to the classrooms, so classes are more intriguing. Sport facilities are available. Tutoring is offered Thursday afterschool although I can't comment on the quality. I do wish the school to obtain better lab equipments. The guidance counseling services are not very helpful, though.

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High School Junior

On Food: While there are many healthy food available, there are not many choices overall. A set of lunch is offered at such low quantity that students are still hungry after. Lunch time is only about half an hour but the lunch line may take up to ten minutes. Most of the food offered don't taste good.

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High School Junior

On Extracurriculars: Different sports are offered after school, but some of them are not enjoyable. Clubs are usually hold during lunch, which is a problem because the lunch line is long and the lunch time is short. Activities are tenuous, and clubs only meet once a week for half an hour.

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High School Senior

On Overall Experience: It was stressful but challenging and fun!

4
High School Senior

On Administration & Policies: Gunn goes through great measures to be accepting.

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Henry M. Gunn High School is a public school in Palo Alto, CA. It has 1,885 students in grades 9-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 124 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

96%

Test Performance

97
Henry M. Gunn High School performed better than 97% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
2080

Based on 131 students surveyed
Math
700
Verbal
690
Writing
690

ACT:
31

Based on 56 students surveyed
Math
31
English
31
Reading
31
Science
31
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Don't think your best is not good enough
  • 25% All of they above
  • 12% It's is big, but easy to make friends.
  • 12% Work hard and know your limits on homework
  • 12% Get involved in extracurriculars

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% The focus on higher education
  • 14% The push to do well from others
  • 14% The diversity of classes.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 18% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% We are very diverse and accept everyone.
  • 25% Excellent preparation for post high school

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 100% The stress put onto the students

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
50.7%
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Female
49.3%
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Racial Diversity

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White
46.8%
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Asian
38.6%
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Hispanic
7.6%
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Multiracial
5.0%
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African American
1.7%
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Pacific Islander
0.3%
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Native American
0%