Henry M. Gunn High
Best High School in California#11
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Palo Alto Unified|
|Location||780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Henry M. Gunn High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 11th in the best public high schools in California.
The Henry M. Gunn High student body is predominantly Asian Pacific with a significant White population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.1%||2|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||4|
|Two or more races||6.2%||117|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 4.9%
6.1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Henry M. Gunn High students are largely wealthy and rank 61st in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California35th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Henry M. Gunn High scored an average 80% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 3.5% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||70% to 79%*||80% to 89%*|
|Boys||80% to 84%*||70% to 74%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||90% or more*||80% to 89%*|
|Hispanic||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||80% to 89%*||80% to 89%*|
|With Disabilites||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Limited English||50% or more*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1367
The average SAT score for Henry M. Gunn High students in 2016 was 1367.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT66%
Rank in California62nd
Rating9 out of 10
618 out of 943 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (66%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 7% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate38%
AP Pass Rank in California12th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
Henry M. Gunn High offers 23 AP courses. 38 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Henry M. Gunn High had 632 taking AP exams with a 617 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||98%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||38%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||20%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||25%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||32%|
|AP Courses Offered||23|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||11%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||11%|
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Henry M. Gunn High
780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto Unified
Palo Alto, CA