Palo Duro High School

1400 North Grant,

Amarillo, TX, 79107-3999

Tel: (806)326-2400
Grades: PK-12

1,953 students

Palo Duro High School serves 1,953 students in grades PK-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Palo Duro High School operates within the Amarillo Independent School District.

Overview

The student population of 1953 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 135 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-12
Total Students 1,953 students
Palo Duro High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 135 teachers
Palo Duro High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Palo Duro High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.99. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Palo Duro High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
3%
Palo Duro High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
56%
50%
Palo Duro High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
18%
13%
Palo Duro High School Black (1988-2012)
White
11%
31%
Palo Duro High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Palo Duro High School Sch Ethnicity Palo Duro High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.63 0.99
Palo Duro High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
75%
44%
Palo Duro High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Palo Duro High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,995 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Amarillo Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
4
Number of Students Managed 32,995 730
Amarillo Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $265 MM $9 MM
Amarillo Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $266 MM $9 MM
Amarillo Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,532 $11,947
Amarillo Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,578 $12,666
Amarillo Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mann Middle School (0.7 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Amarillo Lee Elementary School
    119 North East 15th
    Amarillo , TX , 79107
    (806)326-4750
    0.5  mi  |  349  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amarillo Rogers Elementary School
    920 North Mirror
    Amarillo , TX , 79107
    (806)326-5150
    0.5  mi  |  587  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Amarillo Johnny N Allen-6th Grade Campus Middle School
    700 North Lincoln
    Amarillo , TX , 79107
    (806)326-3770
    0.6  mi  |  221  students  |  Gr.  6
  • Amarillo Mann Middle School
    610 North Buchanan
    Amarillo , TX , 79107
    (806)326-3700
    0.7  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  6-11
  • Amarillo Emerson Elementary School
    600 North Cleveland
    Amarillo , TX , 79107
    (806)326-4350
    0.8  mi  |  632  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 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! - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Amarillo, TX public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.64, which is higher than the Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Amarillo is Wills Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.