Ch. 2: Grades Tell the Story

We invited recent Palo Alto LWS graduates (2011-2014) to share their high school and college grade point averages. The Palo Alto school is small, with 70-75 students in nine grades, K-8. We graduate, on average, 4-8 students per year; thus these 20 responses over four years are very representative.

Presentation High (San Jose)4.7
Mountain View High4.5
Los Altos High4.5
Harker School (San Jose)4.18
Carlmont High (Belmont)4.1
Summit Prep (Redwood City)4.1
Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles)4.1
Los Altos High4.0
Menlo College Prep (Menlo Park)4.0
Mid-Peninsula High (Menlo Park)4.0
Palo Alto High4.0
Harker School (San Jose)3.9
Woodside Priory School, Bowdoin College3.825
Menlo College Prep3.706
San Lorenzo High3.7
Gunn High (Palo Alto)3.6
Gunn High, Cornell University3.5
Summit Prep (Redwood City)3.5
Bay High School (San Francisco)3.23
Mid-Peninsula High (Menlo Park)2.7


LWS alumni have graduated from these high schools:


Bay School in San Francisco

Carlmont High School

Everest High School

Gunn High School

Harker School

Los Altos High School

Menlo College Prep

Menlo-Atherton High School

Mid-Peninsula High School

Mountain View High School

Palo Alto High School

Pinewood School

Presentation High School

San Lorenzo High School

Summit Prep High School

Woodside Priory



LWS alumni have graduated from these colleges:


Bowdoin College

Brooks Institute of Photography

Cal Poly

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dominican University

Dominican University

Dublin University, Ireland

Georgetown University

Humboldt State University

London College, UK

Loyola Marymount University

New York University

Oberlin College

University of Washington (Ross School of Business

Portland State University

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Santa Clara University

School of Visual Arts, New York

Stanford University

UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Santa Barbara

University of Bremen, Germany

University of Michigan,

University of San Francisco



LWS graduates’ average high school GPA (2011-18): 3.85


LWS graduates’ college majors:




Computer Science

Culinary Arts






Library Science












Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.