Best Public Schools in Stanford, CA


The city of Stanford, California is home to two exceptional elementary schools, Escondido Elementary and Lucille M. Nixon Elementary, both of which are part of the Palo Alto Unified School District. These schools consistently rank among the top elementary schools in California, with Lucille M. Nixon Elementary being ranked 14th out of 5,848 schools and Escondido Elementary ranking 439th.

Both schools demonstrate exceptional academic performance, with over 70% of students at Escondido Elementary and over 90% of students at Lucille M. Nixon Elementary proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Lucille M. Nixon Elementary stands out with an impressive 96.72% of 3rd graders and 96.49% of 4th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, as well as 100% proficiency in Mathematics for 3rd graders. Escondido Elementary also excels, with over 69% proficiency in Mathematics for grades 4-5.

In addition to their academic excellence, these schools also have low student-teacher ratios, with both schools having the lowest ratios among the 12 elementary schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District. This suggests that these schools may be receiving a greater allocation of resources and funding, which could contribute to their exceptional performance. While the schools have different student demographics, they both appear to be providing high-quality education to students from diverse backgrounds, making them standout options for families in the Stanford area.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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