Walter Hays Elementary

Public K-5

 1525 Midfield Rd.
       Palo Alto, CA  94301-3353


 (650) 322-5956

District: Palo Alto Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
191st of 5,789 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.7
Number of students:  371

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
≥95.0%
Measles:
≥95.0%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
41.0%
Asian:
27.0%
Hispanic:
15.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.9%

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Compare Details In 2019, Walter Hays Elementary ranked better than 96.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 3rd among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Walter Hays Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41%), Asian (27%), Hispanic (15.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walter Hays Elementary is 15.7, which is the 2nd best among 12 elementary schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Walter Hays Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Walter Hays Elementary 191st of 5789 California public elementary schools. (See Walter Hays Elementary in the ranking list.)

Palo Alto Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Palo Alto Unified 43rd of 1525 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walter Hays Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 97.07 124th 4809 97.4%
2005 96.65 131st 4822 97.3%
2006 97.11 98th 4818 98.0%
2007 95.75 184th 5113 96.4%
2008 94.25 233rd 5113 95.4%
2009 91.69 371st 5193 92.9%
2010 93.41 235th 5314 95.6%
2011 92.09 309th 5377 94.3%
2012 91.40 344th 5390 93.6%
2013 92.47 286th 5530 94.8%
2015 98.06 96th 5611 98.3%
2016 97.78 79th 5614 98.6%
2017 96.84 190th 5692 96.7%
2018 95.37 255th 5662 95.5%
2019 96.39 191st 5789 96.7%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Walter Hays Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 300 14 14 7 1 n/a n/a 0 336
1989 280 11 16 9 1 n/a n/a 0 317
1990 281 15 18 5 1 n/a n/a 0 320
1991 286 20 23 7 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1992 236 26 20 3 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1993 256 25 22 12 1 n/a n/a 0 316
1994 276 24 23 15 1 n/a n/a 0 339
1995 300 26 28 19 1 n/a n/a 0 374
1996 300 26 28 19 1 n/a n/a 0 374
1997 304 24 41 25 0 n/a n/a 0 394
1998 334 27 51 27 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1999 343 25 59 26 1 n/a n/a 0 454
2000 342 22 59 26 2 n/a n/a 0 451
2001 362 18 72 20 3 n/a n/a 1 476
2002 364 18 77 26 3 n/a n/a 12 500
2003 364 18 77 26 3 n/a n/a 12 500
2004 353 15 84 22 0 n/a n/a 32 506
2005 326 14 93 17 0 n/a n/a 35 485
2006 304 13 97 23 0 n/a n/a 52 489
2007 285 11 94 26 0 n/a n/a 63 479
2008 287 11 100 31 n/a n/a n/a 0 429
2009 293 14 109 25 0 7 62 0 510
2010 307 12 120 42 0 5 43 0 529
2011 308 15 137 51 0 13 12 0 536
2012 289 12 141 53 2 15 24 0 536
2013 278 11 145 52 3 16 36 0 541
2014 269 8 150 52 1 17 42 0 539
2015 241 9 162 52 1 12 44 0 521
2016 200 6 147 48 1 14 47 0 463
2017 187 5 121 59 1 11 44 0 428
2018 164 7 98 57 0 10 53 0 389
2019 152 5 100 56 1 12 45 0 371

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Walter Hays Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 15.9 21.1 n/a
1989 317 14.5 21.8 n/a
1990 320 14.5 22.0 n/a
1991 336 15.5 21.6 n/a
1992 285 15.8 18.0 3.5
1993 316 15.0 21.1 5.7
1994 339 15.2 22.3 6.8
1995 374 16.0 23.4 8.3
1996 374 16.0 23.4 8.3
1997 394 18.0 21.9 7.1
1998 439 21.0 20.9 8
1999 454 22.5 20.2 5.7
2000 451 23.6 19.1 4.2
2001 476 24.6 19.3 2.9
2002 500 27.8 18.0 3.9
2003 500 27.8 18.0 3.9
2004 506 26.8 18.9 3.8
2005 485 25.8 18.8 4.4
2006 489 26.3 18.6 5.7
2007 479 28.0 17.1 6
2008 429 32.0 13.4 7
2009 510 27.0 15.5 6.9
2010 529 25.4 20.7 4.5
2011 536 n/a n/a 7.6
2012 536 28.4 18.8 n/a
2013 541 27.4 19.7 7.4
2014 539 27.1 19.8 7.8
2015 521 29.0 17.9 9
2016 463 26.0 17.8 8
2017 428 25.5 16.7 9.8
2018 389 24.2 16.0 10
2019 371 23.5 15.7 8.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Walter Hays Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 15.9 21.1 n/a
1989 317 14.5 21.8 n/a
1990 320 14.5 22.0 n/a
1991 336 15.5 21.6 n/a
1992 285 15.8 18.0 3.5
1993 316 15.0 21.1 5.7
1994 339 15.2 22.3 6.8
1995 374 16.0 23.4 8.3
1996 374 16.0 23.4 8.3
1997 394 18.0 21.9 7.1
1998 439 21.0 20.9 8
1999 454 22.5 20.2 5.7
2000 451 23.6 19.1 4.2
2001 476 24.6 19.3 2.9
2002 500 27.8 18.0 3.9
2003 500 27.8 18.0 3.9
2004 506 26.8 18.9 3.8
2005 485 25.8 18.8 4.4
2006 489 26.3 18.6 5.7
2007 479 28.0 17.1 6
2008 429 32.0 13.4 7
2009 510 27.0 15.5 6.9
2010 529 25.4 20.7 4.5
2011 536 n/a n/a 7.6
2012 536 28.4 18.8 n/a
2013 541 27.4 19.7 7.4
2014 539 27.1 19.8 7.8
2015 521 29.0 17.9 9
2016 463 26.0 17.8 8
2017 428 25.5 16.7 9.8
2018 389 24.2 16.0 10
2019 371 23.5 15.7 8.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201292.0%1.0%0.0%7.0%93.0%94.0%96.0%92.0%96.0%
201390.0%10.0%0.0%0.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%
201498.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201588.0%9.0%0.0%4.0%91.0%88.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201689.0%9.0%2.0%0.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health




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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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