This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, ... More are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
Academics
10/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Good news!

Test scores at this school are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school... More serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
81%
State avg: 38%
Details
English
82%
State avg: 49%
Details
8/10
Academic progress
How much did this school help its students improve from one year to the next? This rating compares schools with similar proficiency levels to measure student progress over time.

A promising sign:

Students at this school are making more academic progress from one grade to the next compared to students at other schools in the state.

Parent tip:

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school’s continued success.

Equity
5/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Worth a deeper look:

Disadvantaged students at this school are performing about as well as other students in the state, but this school may still have achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What’s the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
46%
Asian
31%
Hispanic
10%
Two or more races
8%
Pacific Islander
2%
Black
2%
Filipino
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
20 :1
State avg: 22 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
96%
State avg: 91%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 98%
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Neighborhood
1525 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Last modified: July 12, 2017
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