HENRY M. GUNN HIGH SCHOOL

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780 ARASTRADERO RD
PALO ALTO, CA 94306
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Palo Alto Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 462.5
  • Number Students: 1850
  • Number Teachers: 108
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9582
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Denise Herrmann
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (4847 ratings)
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    School Reviews (121 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-06-01
    "I really liked attending Gunn High School as the academic rigor is very high, and the school manages to prepare students well for the future. Although, the school does expect a lot from students, and the students expect a lot for themselves. This contributes to a competitive environment, which may not be suitable for everyone. I would also suggest that experiencing the Palo Alto School district from a young age, proves to be an advantage. Directly coming to Gunn High Schoo from a previous district may result in a sudden pressurized environment for the student. Therefore, the Palo Alto School district =, and more specifically Gunn, expects a lot from students and contains and creates several intelligent, well-rounded students, who will take their knowledge and apply it elsewhere. Gunn also offers several sports for those who are interested in them, and many of them have won several tournaments and competitions."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-06-01
    "It's a good high school. Students worry too much about academics and there's a lot of emphasis on reducing stress after several suicides, which can sometimes cause friction between students and the administration after they implant policies without really listening to student voice, but overall improvements are being made."
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    Posted 2017-05-01
    "I love the acceptance at Gunn. However, I feel that there isn't much drug awareness. We're taught "don't do drugs and here's why" instead of "don't do drugs, but if you do, this is how to do them safely" which is unfortunately a problem among teenagers."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-04-01
    "It's a wonderful school that helps support you with classes, for college, and going out into the working world. The only thing I would change is the transparency between the school board and the students, which is currently being worked on."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-04-01
    "I loved the school, but admittedly it wasn't for. I felt constrained and confined, so I ended up going to Foothill Middle College which was absolutely wonderful. Gunn was great for other students, and definitely prepared everyone for college with it's high competition rate."
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