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Walter Hays Elementary

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  • Location Address: 1525 Middlefield Rd | Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • reviews Rating: 4.38 (16 reviews)
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Students in grades K-5
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About Walter Hays Elementary

Walter Hays Elementary School is a top rated, public school located in PALO ALTO, CA. It has 348 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.


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1525 Middlefield Rd, CA, 94301

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I quite literally had to go into therapy after my time here bullying homophobia and Im pretty sure that if I had stayed in PAUSD I would have ended up with some form of depression. However the food and teachers were both really good.

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12 May 2021
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I miss this place. I went here years ago and still remember it. The best pizza days and fun dancing with my friends. I miss it so much and the teachers were the best. I remember that the playground area is really fun and big and the teachers are so so sweet.

Kerstin Rome
12 May 2021
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Anihl Muhademe
12 May 2021
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Patrik Westin
12 May 2020
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This is just for their pick up process. They are extremely strict in their rules. I dont mind being strict but the lady enforcing the rules was very...

Jayme O.
13 December 2018
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Maria Adamian
12 May 2018
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too much supervison bad smelly bathroom non ac classrooms but best 5th grade end of school but in 5th grade party still supervison litering too much bugs libary open for 5th 4th tuesday thursdays 3rd 2nd wed fri its a bad rulebut some people review it good but its not its a lie

Vakul Sri
12 May 2017
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Excellent school

Margaret Bussmann
12 May 2017
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Beautiful school in a great location with wonderful teachers

Marissa Hubbs
12 May 2016
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They have the best teachers and staff here.

Chad Okada
12 May 2016
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The kiddie pool is amazing. Organized like a five-petal flower each section has a different depth or gradient. Perfect for introducing children ages 0 and up. Crowded on a summer day but not unbearably so.

Gary Young
12 May 2013
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This is a great school. The teachers and staff are friendly supportive and thorough in their style of teaching. Our son and daughter immediately felt...

Donley P.
19 April 2013
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Walter Hays is one of 12 great elementary schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District.Wonderful staff dedicated talented teachers.Great programs...

Patricia V.
06 March 2012

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