Palo Alto Unified School District, California

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Palo Alto Unified School District is a school district in California.

About the district

Palo Alto Unified School District is located in Santa Clara County, California.

Palo Alto Unified School District is located in Santa Clara County, California. The county seat is San Jose. Santa Clara County is home to 1,862,041 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Demographics

Santa Clara County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 46 percent of Santa Clara County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for Santa Clara County was $90,747 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for Santa Clara County was 9.7 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Santa Clara County (%) California (%)
White 57.6 73.7
Black or African American 2.9 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.7
Asian 33.7 13.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.5
Two or more race 3.9 3.6
Hispanic or Latino 26.9 38.2

Presidential Voting Pattern, Santa Clara County[2]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 450,818 174,843
2008 462,241 190,039
2004 386,100 209,094
2000 332,490 188,750

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[3]

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Palo Alto Unified School District:[4]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $133,963,850 68.9% $6,051,183 3.1% $15,020,003 7.7% $11,486,618 5.9% $27,895,030 14.3% $194,416,684
2011-2012 $137,320,230 57.5% $6,571,692 2.8% $15,970,345 6.7% $13,170,865 5.5% $65,661,063 27.5% $238,694,195
2012-2013 $132,434,575 50.2% $10,609,317 4% $24,784,602 9.4% $13,492,098 5.1% $82,698,573 31.3% $264,019,165
Averages: $134,572,885 58% $7,744,064 3% $18,591,650 8% $12,716,527 5% $58,751,555.33 25% $232,376,681.33

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