Schools in Palo Alto

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School Districts in Palo Alto

District Type Grade Span Schools Students
Cupertino Union ELEMENTARY PK-8 25
Los Altos Elementary School District ELEMENTARY K-8 9
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High SECONDARY 9-12 3
Palo Alto Unified UNIFIED K-12 19
Saratoga Union Elementary ELEMENTARY K-8 4
Portola Valley Elementary ELEMENTARY K-8 2
Fremont Union High School District SECONDARY 9-12 5
Mountain View Whisman ELEMENTARY K-8 11
Sequoia Union High School District SECONDARY 7-12 6
La Honda-Pescadero Unified UNIFIED K-12 4
Ravenswood City Elementary ELEMENTARY PK-12 8

Schools in Palo Alto

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    10 Escondido Elementary School

    Overall, this is a great school, with tremendous parent involvement. There is some room for improvement, particularly around the math curriculum - although there is a supplemental math program which...

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    10 Stevens Creek Elementary School

    My child started kindergarten in August of this year and my experience with her teacher and the staff has been very positive. I can see that the people who work here genuinely care about the children...

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    10 Lucille M. Nixon Elementary School

    Wonderful experience for both of my kids. Excellent teachers, large campus, great families, etc. Large campus. One drawback is that many students are kids from foreign countries (Stanford grad....

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    10 Saratoga Elementary School

    Fantastic school. Julie Ales, the principal, is doing a great job managing the school. It offered my kids the support they needed to succeed and to thrive both academically and socially.

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    10 Herbert Hoover Elementary School

    Hoover has been a fantastic experience for both of our children. Initially we felt intimidated that the school has a very high Asian population, and that our kids may not fit in. This is quite the...

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    10 Duveneck Elementary School

    Duveneck has been blessed with a great principal. The school has turned over 3 principals due to promotions, relocation, etc. Our latest principal is excellent. My kids are now in 5th grade. I kept...

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    10 Argonaut Elementary School

    This school was a disappointment to us as well. The curriculum is inconsistent across teachers. There is lack of classroom discipline and consistent teaching of the core areas by some teachers. I did...

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    10 Foothill Elementary School

    Foothill is a wonderful school! The teachers and staff are excellent, the environment is warm and caring, the facilities are great, and the students are smart, motivated and eager to learn. I also...

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    10 Palo Verde Elementary School

    I have been very happy with my child's teachers and experience at this school. Although they do not officially support different levels for math, reading, etc, after completing the required work, my...

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    10 Fairmeadow Elementary School

    Fantastic school with committed parents, diverse students, strong sense of community. Plenty of "extras" like music including choir and instruments, art, science lab, design studio in the works,...

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    10 David Starr Jordan Middle School

    The homework center system is terrible. My child has been kicked out for no reason and banned from homework center for accidently speaking out loud.

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    10 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School

    My time at JLS was not the best or the worst don't get me wrong. There are probably 1,000 kids in this school, 300 something in each grade, 30 kids in each class. There's not enough teachers to go...

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    10 Ardis G. Egan Junior High School

    I read these reviews when we were looking for a house a few years ago and I have to say I feel snookered by these sunny (and frankly, delusional) assessments of the school. Most of the wonderful...

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    10 Redwood Middle School

    We are a Dutch family who moved from the Netherlands to California.Redwood middle school (and SUSD) are really the best. So professional, so communicative, so correct and respectful!We love the...

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    10 Corte Madera School

    I had a very good experience at Corte Madera when I attended. The sports programs were very competitive and the academic curriculum was pretty challenging. I've heard that CMS is not entirely the same...

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    10 John F. Kennedy Middle School

    Great school and fun environment! You learn a lot and at the same time there is ample opportunity to try out extra curricular activities. Lots of clubs - Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad, Science Bowl...

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    10 Terman Middle School

    The best program in the school district is Direct Instruction program

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    8 Crittenden Middle School

    Both of our children are in their first year in the MVW School district. We are a military family and we have been exposed to six different public schools across the nation. Crittenden Middle School...

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    2 Costano Elementary School

    This school is horrible and I will be removing my son immediately. Poor teaching, there's lots of bullying and not enough caring teachers. It seems some of the teachers come for the pay check and the...

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    2 Ronald Mcnair Academy

    Teachers are excellent and work very hard. However, they are overworked and rarely given breaks.

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    10 Palo Alto High School

    School is well funded and continues to improve its facilities. The pressure to perform academically can be significant and needs to be managed. Paly is still a great place to learn discipline and a...

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    10 Los Altos High School

    I just ended my freshman year at LAHS and it is super awesome!! I'm usually really awful in math but got an A for the first time ever! I was falling a little behind in Bio though, but my teacher...

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    10 Monta Vista High School

    There seems to be quite a bit of misinformation on this site regarding Monta Vista High School. The high marks it gets are well deserved, however if one is to look at how these are garnered, he/she...

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    10 Henry M. Gunn High School

    An old low class chemistry teacher said F* word during a class. Principal ignored our complain. Took the assistant principal a while to respond. My son was the victim. He will never have a chance to...

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    8 Menlo-Atherton High School

    Great school ! Combines great academics, great college readiness, great extracurriculars (drama, debate, outreach), and great athletics (6-7 state level competing teams this year)

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    7 Woodside High School

    Overall we feel WHS is a friendly and unsegregated environment. The teachers we have been having are generally good. Some of them are outstandingly caring and effective while a few of them aren't...

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    N/A Castilleja School

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    N/A Kehillah Jewish High School

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    N/A Esther B. Clark School

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    N/A Achieve, Inc. School

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