Henry M. Gunn High School

216 reviews
  1. Palo Alto Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
780 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Telephone
(650) 354-8200
Website
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Henry M. Gunn High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1400
Average ACT
31

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
AP Enrollment
37%
AP Exam Pass Rate
86%
Advance Math Class Enrollment
32%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    80%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    20%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    0%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
  • School Productions, Turkey Feast, Club Day
    29%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Turkey Feast
    15%
  • International day
    13%
  • Football +Basketball + Waterpolo+ Volleyball games
    8%
  • Dances
    6%
  • Club day
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
1,904
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,258
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
21%
Female Athletes
20%
Expenses Per Student
$19,268/ year
National
$11,927
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses

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Reviews

216 reviews
  • Excellent
    33
  • Very Good
    100
  • Average
    73
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    1
my overall experience at Gunn wasn't the best considering I went during the times of the suicides, but if I was to pretend those horrid events never happened, Gunn was a pretty great place. I had a great time meeting people and the atmosphere and school spirit is incredible.
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago
A bit stressful at times, but whatever you put in is whatever you get, so whatever.
  • High School Senior
  • 19 days ago
this school rocks, i really feel at home and i have so many options of classes and extracurriculars
  • High School Sophomore
  • 20 days ago