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What's the difference between MVHS, LAHS, Gunn, Paly?
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on Dec 26, 2009
We have narrowed down our choices of high schools and plan to move to Los Altos or Palo Alto. What are the differences? I heard that Los Altos schools are more balanced so the kids don't need to have their heads in the books all the time. I heard Gunn is particularly "too academic". But I have heard there are gangs at LAHS and MVHS. And I've heard that more students attend Ivy League and well-known universities from PAUSD because of the district's reputation. Hard to know if it's the students working harder in PAUSD or is it the reputation? I would like my children to have a "normal, teenager's life" if there is such a thing. They only grow up once. I want them to have time to hang out with friends too. Anyone?