Best School District in California


Annual Niche rankings of K-12 School Districts

Low Class Sizes


Average class size across all grades

Comprehensive Academic Programs


Access to arts, music, and library instructional programs

Highest Possible Credit Rating


Moody's and S&P General Obligation Bond Ratings

Educational Partners

Thanks to a community that views education as one of its highest priorities, the District is the beneficiary of countless volunteer hours and financial support. PAUSD is especially appreciative of the work and support from the PTA Council, PTAs at each of the schools, and the Palo Alto Partners in Education. In addition to parent groups, the District fosters cooperative relationships and continues to build strategic partnerships with business and civic organizations.