Palo Alto Unified School District

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The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) serves Palo Alto and surrounding neighborhoods with 12 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, an adult school and a hospital school.

Today, PAUSD serves about 10,000 students. It operates twelve K-5 elementary schools, three 6-8 middle schools, and two 9-12 high schools. The district also operates a pre-school, Young Fives program, self-supporting Adult School, the Hospital School at Stanford's Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and Summer School.


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PAUSD was founded on March 20, 1893. The first school opened in September, 1893. The District grew until 1967, when enrollment peaked at 15,575 students. During that time, the PAUSD operated 22 K-6 elementary schools, three 7-9 junior high schools and three 10-12 high schools. Enrollment, however, declined throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In 1989, the total enrollment stood at 7,452. At that point, there were eleven elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. Jordan Middle School has since been reopened as enrollment has increased, and in September 1998, a twelfth elementary school, Barron Park Elementary School, was opened. In August 2001, Terman Middle School reopened as a third middle school.[1]

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  1. Palo Alto Unified School District Background

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