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District Fact Sheet
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) serves a well-educated, high tech-community and Stanford University, one of the world's leading universities.

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Demographic Details
(For the city of Palo Alto unless otherwise stated.)
Population: 64,403 (2010 Census data)
Mean household income: $163,661 (2012 data from CNN)
Median home price: $1,225,000 (2012 data from CNN)
Adult residents with 4 or more years of college: 79%
County: Santa Clara

About Us—Learn more about the District on the About PAUSD page.



Student Summary
Student population: 12,268 (2012-13 enrollment)

Graduates attending college (2012): 92%
  • Two-year Colleges (2012): 13%
  • Four-year Colleges (2012): 79%
  • University of California system: 29%
  • California State University system: 7%

SAT Average Scores for 2012 PAUSD California Nation
Critical Reading 635 495 496
Math 668 512 514
Writing 642 496 488




School Information
Number of schools:
  • Elementary (K-6): 12
  • Middle (6-8): 3
  • High (9-12): 2

Other schools and programs include a pre-school, Young Fives program, a self-supporting Adult School, the Hospital School at Stanford's Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Summer School.

General fund expenditures per student: $13,169
Number of teachers: 625
Average classroom teacher salary: $89,359

Specific details regarding demographic data, class size, and curriculum can be found for individual schools on the School Accountability Report Card page.

Fiscal Facts—Fiscal information may be seen on the Fiscal Facts page.



The District

Board of Education—Meetings of the PAUSD Board of Education are held at 6:30 pm the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. More information about the meetings and the board members can be found on the Board of Education page.

PAUSD Strategic Plan—The Strategic Plan is designed to achieve the next level of excellence in education for our students. The most recent plan was adopted by the Board of Education on May 28, 2013.

Employment Opportunities—Current positions available with the District can be viewed in the Employment section of this site.



Revised July 2013