The California Education Code § 49069 ensures parents the right and opportunity to examine all school records of his or her child, and to receive copies of these records within five business days of the date of the request.

The Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) has established a Custodian of Records to receive requests for records, and to ensure a copy of those records is provided to authorized individuals making the request. 

Students currently attending a PAUSD school should request records from the school the student attends.

PAUSD Registration Services office is responsible for the permanent archiving of student cumulative records of former PAUSD students. Cumulative records are maintained for students who attended PAUSD schools from the early 1900s to present. Records for each PAUSD school the student attended may include a listing of classes completed, grades, test scores, immunization records, and graduation status.

High school student records are generally maintained at the last school of attendance for approximately five (5) years from the date of graduation or withdrawal, after which they are sent to Registration Services for archiving. If the request is for student records from the past five years, contact the most recent school of attendance during the school year, or Registration Services during summer school months.

Please direct subpoenas for student records to:
Registration Services:  Records Requests
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94306
Phone:  650.329.3707/ Fax:  650.321.4525

Special Education Student Records

Submit a Special Education Records Request Form by fax or postal mail,  to the attention of the Director of Special Education:

Fax:  650. 833.4265

Mail: Special Education Department
Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Call 650.833.4257 for questions regarding Special Education records.

Enrollment Verification

Enrollment Verifications are not released over the phone. Submit an Enrollment Verification Form by email, fax or postal mail.


Fax: 650.321.4525

Mail: Registration Services
Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306


Transcripts are available for a fee at individual schools and the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Central Attendance office.

Requesting a Transcript

  • Ask your school—if you are currently attending school or graduated within the last five years
  • Ask Registration Services—if you graduated more than five years ago

The Request for Transcript Form [PDF] is available online, at your school, or at the PAUSD Registration Services office. Payment must be received before transcripts can be distributed. You must also provide a valid photo ID along with your transcript request. Please include all names that were used during school at time of attendance and graduation.

Transcript Fees

  • $10 for the first copy to be sent within 10 days of receiving your application and payment
  • $15 for the first copy for same day service
  • $5 per additional copy
  • Cash and Check only, payable to PAUSD
  • Provide a valid photo ID

If you have questions, contact your school or Registration Services at (650) 329-3707 or