Palo Alto High School

Palo Alto High School

Palo Alto High School

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50 Embarcadero Road,Palo Alto, CA 94301

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Founded in 1898, Palo Alto High School, locally known as ''Paly'', is a Public comprehensive high school located in Palo Alto, California. Palo Alto High School is one of the oldest high schools in the region. Paly is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley and is adjacent to Stanford University. Paly is known for its academically rigorous environment. Paly carries on a distinguished athletic tradition, marked by a rivalry with crosstown foe Gunn. Titles won by teams from Paly range from CIF State Championships in Boys Varsity Basketball in 1993 and 2006, a football Division I state championship in 2010, a volleyball Division I state championship in 2010, to CCS Championships in Football in 1995, 2006, 2007 and 2010 and countless CCS titles in other sports. In 2010, both the Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams won the inaugural Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championships. Paly is situated on the older, northern side of Palo Alto, a location it has occupied since 1919. The western boundary of campus is El Camino Real, opposite which stands Stanford Stadium and the campus of Stanford University. The northern end of Paly runs along Embarcadero Road (from which the main parking lot is accessible).

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Pitch Johnson, Jr. is now Founding Partner at Asset Management Co.
Saren Joseph Simitian is now Former Representative from the 21st District at California State Assembly
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