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Walter Hays Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | Palo Alto Unified
1525 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-5956

About This School

Walter Hays Elementary School is located in Palo Alto, CA and is one of 14 elementary schools in Palo Alto Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 536 students in grades K-5. See Walter Hays Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Walter Hays Elementary School had an API growth score of 931 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Walter Hays Elementary School's 2012 base score was 918 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Walter Hays Elementary School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Good teachers and lots of $$, but compared to other PA schools, not much parent involvement.

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