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Original post made by A Gunn parent, Gunn High School, on Feb 21, 2012

I am a new parent, and I don't know how the school give out class rank for the students. It seems they are ranking the students based on both weighted and unweighted GPA. Is this correct? I know a lot of competitive schools have already eliminated class rank because this doesn't help the student in the college admission game and only increases stress. I know there are a lot of stress for being a student at Gunn (and Paly). Why the schools cannot eliminate the rank to help reduce stress?

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Posted by paly parent
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

Paly doesn't have class ranks, I assume Gunn doesn't either. (No Valedictorians either...)

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 22, 2012 at 4:33 am

True for Paly. You would expect Gunn to be the same. However Paly does provide a formula so that you can provide a soft estimate.

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Posted by student
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Gunn does not rank students

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Posted by A parent
a resident of Gunn High School
on Feb 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

What I heard from the school is that Gunn counselors would put the student's rank in decile in the counselor's report to colleges. In that case, the students is still ranked.

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