Palo Alto Middle School

  • Palo Alto Middle School serves 652 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (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 24% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palo Alto Middle 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 student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Palo Alto Middle School's student population of 652 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students652 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palo Alto Middle 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palo Alto Middle School is 0.67, 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 School Rank#7310 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
31%
52%
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Black
47%
13%
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White
12%
28%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score0.670.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKilleen Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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