Average Teacher Salary in Palo Alto Unified School District

The average teacher salary in Palo Alto Unified School District is $56,864.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $34,447 $23,470 $27,661 $33,779 $40,557 $48,490
Kindergarten $56,125 $38,131 $44,281 $53,162 $69,551 $80,691
Elementary $60,423 $38,347 $44,261 $59,487 $76,867 $86,047
Middle school $63,605 $41,052 $51,191 $68,508 $77,226 $82,727
High school $69,724 $45,554 $53,794 $71,411 $84,986 $95,031

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,329
  • Full time teachers: 741
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 16 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 194
  • Instructional Coordinators: 10
  • Elementary Teachers: 468
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 46
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 224
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 11,369

Financial Statistics for Palo Alto Unified School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $132,311,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $21,253,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $5,394,000
  • Total revenue: $158,958,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $92,697,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $92,786,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $27,887,000
  • Expenditures per student: $2,300,000
  • Total expenditures: $154,813,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $49,704,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $5,912,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Palo Alto Unified School District

Elementary Schools within the Palo Alto Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Addison Elementary
650 Addison Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-322-5935
  • Total: 443
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 80
  • 5th grade: 82
17 to 1 26 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Barron Park Elementary
800 Barron Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-858-0508
  • Total: 343
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 67
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 49
15 to 1 23 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Duveneck Elementary
705 Alester Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-322-5946
  • Total: 493
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 80
  • 3rd grade: 80
  • 4th grade: 82
  • 5th grade: 92
19 to 1 26 Kindergarten 5th Grade
El Carmelo Elementary
3024 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-856-0960
  • Total: 370
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 63
  • 5th grade: 67
16 to 1 23 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Escondido Elementary
890 Escondido Rd
Stanford, CA 94305
650-856-1337
  • Total: 535
  • Kindergarten: 110
  • 1st grade: 95
  • 2nd grade: 83
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 82
  • 5th grade: 81
17 to 1 31 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Fairmeadow Elementary
500 East Meadow Dr
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-856-0845
  • Total: 424
  • Kindergarten: 82
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 78
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 69
  • 5th grade: 70
15 to 1 28 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Greendell
4120 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-856-0833
  • Total: 40
  • Kindergarten: 40
20 to 1 2 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Herbert Hoover Elementary
445 East Charleston Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-320-8106
  • Total: 372
  • Kindergarten: 115
  • 1st grade: 91
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 72
  • 4th grade: 78
  • 5th grade: 80
20 to 1 19 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Juana Briones Elementary
4100 Orme St
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-856-0877
  • Total: 344
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 57
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 39
  • 5th grade: 65
13 to 1 26 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Lucille M. Nixon Elementary
1711 Stanford Ave
Stanford, CA 94305
650-856-1622
  • Total: 430
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 78
  • 2nd grade: 81
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 87
17 to 1 25 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Ohlone Elementary
21 Bay Farms Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
831-728-6977
  • Total: 460
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 80
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 76
29 to 1 16 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Palo Verde Elementary
3450 Louis Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
650-856-1672
  • Total: 374
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 66
18 to 1 21 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Walter Hays Elementary
1525 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-322-5956
  • Total: 510
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 80
  • 2nd grade: 83
  • 3rd grade: 85
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 92
19 to 1 27 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Palo Alto Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
David Starr Jordan Middle
750 North California Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94303
408-494-8120
  • Total: 939
  • 6th grade: 400
  • 7th grade: 381
  • 8th grade: 418
13 to 1 72 6th Grade 8th Grade
Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle
480 East Meadow Dr
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-856-5188
  • Total: 920
  • 6th grade: 318
  • 7th grade: 311
  • 8th grade: 291
16 to 1 57 6th Grade 8th Grade
Terman Middle
655 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-856-9810
  • Total: 650
  • 6th grade: 210
  • 7th grade: 217
  • 8th grade: 223
15 to 1 44 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Palo Alto Unified School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Henry M. Gunn High
780 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-354-8200
  • Total: 1,917
  • 9th grade: 491
  • 10th grade: 478
  • 11th grade: 494
  • 12th grade: 454
16 to 1 119 9th Grade 12th Grade
Palo Alto High
50 Embarcadero Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-329-3701
  • Total: 1,772
  • 9th grade: 501
  • 10th grade: 419
  • 11th grade: 441
  • 12th grade: 411
17 to 1 105 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Palo Alto Unified School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Packard Children's Hospital/stanford
725 Welch Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-497-8230
  • Total: 33
  • Kindergarten: 1
  • 1st grade: 1
  • 2nd grade: 2
  • 3rd grade: 2
  • 5th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 2
  • 7th grade: 1
  • 8th grade: 3
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 5
  • 12th grade: 8
8 to 1 4 Kindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $51,792
  • Median family income: $119,144
  • Median male income: $50,588
  • Median female income: $30,054
  • Median income of a renter: $52,166
  • Median income of a home owner: $126,698
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    1,285 950 1,585 3,185 10,035

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