I love teaching at Walter Hays. Everyone is truly vested in the child's individual education and each child is valued for himself/herself. Differentiation is the key to meeting each child's need.
Walter Hays Elementary School is a public elementary school in Palo Alto. The principal of Walter Hays Elementary School is Carol Piraino, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 529 children attend Walter Hays Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 8% of the Walter Hays Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 529 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Walter Hays Elementary School is 16:1. St. Elizabeth Seton School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||2%||12147%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0%||0.1%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||8%||8%|
|Limited English proficiency||8%||10%|
Walter Hays is a wonderful public school with excellent teachers. The curriculum is broad and well-balanced integrating visual literacy music and performance in teaching basic academic subjects. The facility is charming. The principal leads well and openly. This all became especially clear to us when we moved to Illinois to a city known for its 'top schools' that in no way compare to Walter Hays.
This is a wonderful school and it really prepared my child for middle school!
Walter Hays was great for my child and had wonderful teachers!
A high quality school with hardworking dedicated teachers. The emphasis is on overall development of the child and not strictly test scores.
This is a very good school with very high academic expectations and achievement. The parent community is extremely involved. The teaching is creative and rich for the most part with a lot of very good teachers. There is a fair amount of art outside science classes drama and music although most of these programs are slowly shrinking because of diminishing funds.
This school has very high parent participation in terms of time and financial support. As a result this school has been able to finance additional classroom aides. The kids seems to benefit from the extra help and score well in state-wide standards tests. On the flipside some may view that the school is unduly influenced by a small core group of parents making it difficult for other parents to become involved in the decision making process.