Palo Duro High School

Palo Duro High School serves 1,975 students in grades PK - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the TX average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Palo Duro High School operates within the Amarillo Independent School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1975 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 139 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-12
Total Students 1,975 students
Palo Duro High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Palo Duro High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 139 teachers
Palo Duro High School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Palo Duro High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 16:1
Palo Duro High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
13%
4%
Palo Duro High School Asian Students (1989-2013)
Hispanic
59%
52%
Palo Duro High School Black Students (1989-2013)
Black
18%
13%
Palo Duro High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
8%
29%
Palo Duro High School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Palo Duro High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.60 0.41
Palo Duro High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
76%
53%
Palo Duro High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Palo Duro High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Amarillo Independent School District's student population of 33,456 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,034 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,662 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Amarillo Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
3
Number of Students Managed 33,456 838
Amarillo Independent   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $288 MM $9 MM
Amarillo Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $276 MM $10 MM
Amarillo Independent   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,034 $12,250
Amarillo Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,662 $12,682
Amarillo Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is North Heights Alter (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Johnny N Allen-6th Grade Campus Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lee Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • AmarilloLee Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 362 students
    0.5 miles
    119 North East 15th
    AmarilloTX 79107
    (806)326-4750
    0.5PK-5362
  • AmarilloRogers Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 600 students
    0.5 miles
    920 North Mirror
    AmarilloTX 79107
    (806)326-5150
    0.5PK-5600
  • AmarilloJohnny N Allen-6th Grade Campus Middle School
    Grades: 6 | 199 students
    0.6 miles
    700 North Lincoln
    AmarilloTX 79107
    (806)326-3770
    0.66199
  • AmarilloMann Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 443 students
    0.7 miles
    610 North Buchanan
    AmarilloTX 79107
    (806)326-3700
    0.76-8443
  • AmarilloEmerson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 647 students
    0.8 miles
    600 North Cleveland
    AmarilloTX 79107
    (806)326-4350
    0.8PK-5647

School Reviews

2.0  4/14/2014
what are you policies on bullying?do you even have any? I have a grand daughter that goes to palo puro high school.3 days out of the week she will come home sad or crying,saying that she;s being bullyed by a group of African americans,she says that she has informed the staff but yet it continues to happen,our schools should be a safe place for our children to go and learn,not to be scared of going to learn,something needs to be done!
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