Palo Alto High
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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 School Type: High Schools (Public)
 District: Palo Alto Unified
 Grades: 912


Dropouts:
Grade  Dropouts  Enrolment 

9  0  516 
10  0  496 
11  0  470 
12  8 (1.57%)  511 
2016 CAASPP Test Score Details:
Grade  Test Type  Mean Score  Exceeded Standard  Met Standard  Nearly Met Standard 
Standard Not Met 

11  Math  2702.3  67%  25%  5%  4% 
11  English  2745.0  71%  18%  3%  8% 
 Asterisk "*", if present, indicates scores are not available (too few)
Calculated Percentiles from California School Ratings:
English Language Arts/Literacy  Mathematics  
Grade  Percentile  Students Tested  Percentile  Students Tested 
11  98.78%  109  99.66%  120 
Weighted average for this school's Math and English test scores: 99.24%^{1c}
This school is in the 99.31^{th} percentile^{1d}
when compared to other schools of the same type: High School
SAT Test Results:
Student Ethnicity:
Related Schools:
Addison Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy rank: none in East Palo Alto
Barron Park Elementary rank: 8 in Palo Alto
Brentwood Academy rank: 2 in East Palo Alto
David Starr Jordan Middle rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Duveneck Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
East Palo Alto Academy rank: 4 in East Palo Alto
El Carmelo Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Encinal Elementary rank: 10 in Atherton
Escondido Elementary rank: 10 in Stanford
Fairmeadow Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Hillview Middle rank: 10 in Menlo Park
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Juana Briones Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
La Entrada Middle rank: 10 in Menlo Park
Laurel Elementary rank: 10 in Atherton
Lucille M. Nixon Elementary rank: 10 in Stanford
Oak Knoll Elementary rank: 10 in Menlo Park
Ohlone Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford rank: none in Palo Alto
Palo Alto Adult Education rank: none in Palo Alto
Palo Verde Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Ravenswood Child Development Center rank: none in Palo Alto
Rocketship Eight Elementary rank: none in Palo Alto
Ronald McNair Academy rank: 1 in East Palo Alto
Sequoia Community Day rank: none in East Palo Alto
Walter Hays Elementary rank: 10 in Palo Alto
Willow Oaks Elementary rank: 1 in Menlo Park


Notes:
 California School Ratings (CSR) computes percentiles in this way:
 For a given grade level, all Math scores are put into an ordered list and a percentile is calculated for each score, based its position in the list.
 For a given grade level, all English scores are put into an ordered list and a percentile is calculated for each score, based its position in the list.
 Math and English percentiles from (a & b above) are weighted, based on the number of students who completed each type of test, to create a combined Math+English weighted percentile for each school.
 The combined Math+English weighted percentiles are put into an ordered list for the particular type of school (elementary/middle/high school/K12) and a percentilewithintheschooltype is calculated.
 How percentiles work: the school percentile is a number between 0 and 100 that reflects the percentage of schools of the same type (elementary/middle/high school/K12) in California that have an equal or lower combined Math+English weighted percentile (from 1c above). For example, a school in the 70th percentile would have a combined weighted percentile that was equal to or better than 70% of the other schools of the same type.
 The CSR Rank is determined by a school's percentile in comparison to other schools of the same type in California (from 1d above). (1 is the worst, 10 is the best). Schools in the 90th percentile and above have rank 10, 80%89.999% rank 9 and so on. A similar number of schools occupy each rank. * This rank is derived from data in the 2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
 Alternative Schools receive percentiles, but are not ranked
 More information: 2016 CAASPP Paperbased Test Results
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