Students enrolled 536
School leader Mary Bussmann

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1525 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301

(650) 322-5956
(650) 329-8713
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5 stars
Based on 8 ratings

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October 28, 2007
I love teaching at Walter Hays. Everyone is truly vested in the child's individual education and each child is valued for himself/herself. Differentiation is the key to meeting each child's need.

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2006
Walter Hays is a wonderful public school with excellent teachers. The curriculum is broad and well-balanced, integrating visual literacy, music and performance in teaching basic academic subjects. The facility is charming. The principal leads well and openly. This all became especially clear to us when we moved to Illinois, to a city known for its 'top schools' that in no way compare to Walter Hays.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
Walter Hays was great for my child and had wonderful teachers!

- submitted by a teacher
March 30, 2006
This is a wonderful school, and it really prepared my child for middle school!

- submitted by a teacher
March 30, 2005
A high quality school with hardworking, dedicated teachers. The emphasis is on overall development of the child and not strictly test scores.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
This is a very good school, with very high academic expectations and achievement. The parent community is extremely involved. The teaching is creative and rich for the most part, with a lot of very good teachers. There is a fair amount of art, outside science classes, drama and music although most of these programs are slowly shrinking because of diminishing funds.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
This school has very high parent participation in terms of time and financial support. As a result, this school has been able to finance additional classroom aides. The kids seems to benefit from the extra help and score well in state-wide standards tests. On the flipside, some may view that the school is unduly influenced by a small, core group of parents, making it difficult for other parents to become involved in the decision making process.

- submitted by a parent
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Walter Hays Elementary School
1525 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA  94301
(650) 322-5956
Last modified Walter Hays Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walter Hays Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top