On June 3, 2008, voters in the Palo Alto Unified School District approved a $378 million bond issue(Strong Schools Bond). The percentage of YES votes was 77.59%.

The bond will allow the District to begin the implementation of the Long Range Facilities Master Plan that was presented to the board in April 2007.

View the Board of Education's Strong Schools Bond Resolution ordering the school bond election. This resolution includes the bond project list.

In accordance with Proposition 39, the District's Board of Trustees appointed seven members of the community to serve on the Citizen's Oversight Committee. This committee will monitor Strong Schools Bond expenditures to ensure that all bond funds are spent exactly as promised to ensure taxpayer safeguards and confidence.

Strong Schools Bond Projects

  • Gunn High School
  • Palo Alto High School
  • Jordan Middle School
  • J.L. Stanford Middle School
  • Terman Middle School
  • Duveneck Elementary School
  • Fairmeadow Elementary School
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District Information

Palo Alto Unified School District has been educating children and adults from grades Kindergarten to 12th grade for over 100 years. The district includes the city of Palo Alto, Stanford University and areas of Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto Hills and Portola Valley within its attendance area.

The 2008/2009 enrollment is 11,431. There are 2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 12 elementary schools within the district.

Contact Information

District Staff

Robert Golton; Co-CBO - Business Services
Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Ave 
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Ron Smith; Facility Manager
Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Ave 
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Bond Program Management Team

Tom Hodges, AIA; Program Director – Program Management
T.J. Hodges & Associates.
25 Churchill Ave 
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Gilbane Building Company - Construction Management 
224 Airport Pkwy # 630
San Jose, CA 95110

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Program Information/Campus Links

Click on the school or on the picture to find out more about any particular school.

School District Map of Schools

  1. Addison Elementary School
    650 Addison Ave., Palo Alto 94301
    (650) 322-5935
  2. Barron Park Elementary School
    800 Baron Ave., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 858-0508
  3. Duveneck Elementary School
    705 Alester Ave., Palo Alto 94303
    (650) 322-5946
  4. El Carmelo Elementary School
    3024 Bryant St., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 856-0960
  5. Escondido Elementary School
    890 Escondido Rd., Stanford 94305
    (650) 856-1337
  6. Fairmeadow Elementary School
    500 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 856-0845
  7. Hays Elementary School
    1525 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto 94301
    (650) 322-5956
  8. Hoover Elementary School
    445 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 320-8106
  9. Briones Elementary School
    4100 Orme St., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 856-0877
  10. Nixon Elementary School
    1711 Stanford Ave., Stanford 94305
    (650) 856-1622
  11. Ohlone Elementary School
    950 Amarillo Ave., Palo Alto 94303
    (650) 856-1726
  12. Palo Verde Elementary School
    3450 Louis Rd., Palo Alto 94303
    (650) 856-1672
  13. Stanford Middle School
    480 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 856-5188
  14. Jordan Middle School
    750 N. California, Ave., Palo Alto 94303
    (650) 494-8120
  15. Terman Middle School
    655 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 856-9810
  16. Henry M. Gunn High School
    780 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto 94306
    (650) 354-8200
  17. Palo Alto High School
    50 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto 94301
    (650) 329-3701