Amarillo High School

  • Amarillo High School serves 2,140 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 74% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 71%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Amarillo High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 71%.

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School Overview

  • Amarillo High School's student population of 2,140 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 131 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,140 students
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Total Classroom Teachers131 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Amarillo High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 7,879 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Amarillo High School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank
28%
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
75%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
19%
52%
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Black
5%
13%
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White
71%
29%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Amarillo High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.460.41
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Graduation Rate
98%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmarillo Independent School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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