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Paly graduates 465 in Class of 2013

Original post made on May 30, 2013

With shrieks, songs and a tossing of mortarboards, Palo Alto High School Wednesday celebrated the graduation of 465 members of the Class of 2013 -- the 115th class in the school's history.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:27 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

Congratulations to all 465.

Is this the largest class? How do these numbers compare with previous years?

Posted by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly staff writer, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

Good question, Resident. You may be right and I'm trying to track down a reliable answer. Last year Paly graduated "over 450." In 2011 it was 403.

District-wide enrollment this year was officially 12,396. The historical high in enrollment was about 15,000 in 1969 but at that time Palo Alto had three high schools. Cubberley opened in 1956 (closed in 1979) and Gunn opened in 1964.

Posted by anon, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on May 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

Congratulations young adults!! You make our community proud!! Go forward and live your dreams.

Posted by Penny, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

Great ideas from the student speakers -- Jessica, Abby, Soo, and Justin! Thanks for your insight and promise.

And thank you Chris for sharing these ideas with the community at large with your reporting.

Posted by Chris Kenrick Palo Alto Weekly Staff Writer, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on May 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Paly Principal Phil Winston tells me they graduated 477 students in 2012.

Posted by and we'll have 800 new freshman in 2015, too..., a resident of Escondido School
on May 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Dataquest tells me they actually graduated 441.

Web Link

Posted by Not your clean up woman, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm

SOME that attended this affair left one heck of a mess for the clean up crew when the graduation was over. I made an apology to two of the crew people having to pick up all the tossed Programs and litter that were left on chairs, trashed, stepped upon and blowing all around the chair and field area. What kind of thoughtless examples are they leaving for others? Disgusting.

Posted by Paly mom x 2, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

Congrats class of 2013 .... My son is one of the graduates .... Congrats baby boi ... Luv u mucho

Posted by Chuck, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:51 am

Why is it that no where can I find the colleges that graduates of Palo Alto High School attend. Can someone please send me a link to this info.

Posted by parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:44 am

Chuck, if you're a member of the Palo Alto High School community as your signature states, you should be able to log onto Naviance and see all that info. There's a link to Naviance on the Paly home page,

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

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