Palo Duro High School

  • Palo Duro High School serves 1,987 students in grades PK-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the TX average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% 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 1987 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 136 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-12
Total Students1,987 students
Palo Duro High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Palo Duro High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers136 teachers
Palo Duro High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradePalo Duro High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
Palo Duro High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
11%
4%
Palo Duro High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
60%
52%
Palo Duro High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
18%
13%
Palo Duro High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
9%
29%
Palo Duro High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Palo Duro High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPalo Duro High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownTX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.590.63
Palo Duro High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
78%
52%
Palo Duro High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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%
6%
Palo Duro High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Amarillo Independent School District's student population of 33,576 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,645 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 $8,288 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameAmarillo Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
3
Number of Students Managed33,576825
Amarillo Independent School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$288 MM$9 MM
Amarillo Independent School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$276 MM$10 MM
Amarillo Independent School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,645$12,250
Amarillo Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,288$12,682
Amarillo Independent School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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    Grades: 6-8 | 443 students
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School Reviews

2  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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