Palestine J High School

233 Ben Milam Dr
Palestine, TX 75801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Palestine J High School serves 504 students in grades 7-8.
Palestine J High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Palestine J High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

School Overview

Palestine J High School's student population of 504 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

Palestine J High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Palestine J High School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#5441 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
44%
52%
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Black
26%
13%
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White
26%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.680.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalestine Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Palestine J High School is Westwood High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Westwood J High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southside Elementary School (1.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palestine Westwood J High School Math: 44% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 242 students
    0.0 miles
    1801 Panther Blvd
    Palestine, TX 75802
    (903) 723-0423
    0 7-8 242
  • Palestine Westwood High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 425 students
    0.2 miles
    1820 Panther Blvd
    Palestine, TX 75802
    (903) 729-1773
    0.2 9-12 425
  • Palestine Palestine High School Math: 46% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 966 students
    0.7 miles
    1600 S Loop 256
    Palestine, TX 75801
    (903) 731-8005
    0.7 9-12 966
  • Palestine Southside Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 2-3 | 488 students
    1.4 miles
    201 Gillespie Rd
    Palestine, TX 75801
    (903) 731-8023
    1.4 2-3 488
  • Palestine Story Intermediate School Math: 46% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-6 | 761 students
    1.8 miles
    5300 S Loop 256
    Palestine, TX 75801
    (903) 731-8015
    1.8 4-6 761

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