Palo Duro High School

  • Palo Duro High School serves 2,008 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 76% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Palo Duro 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%.

School Overview

  • Palo Duro High School's student population of 2,008 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 137 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,008 students
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Total Classroom Teachers137 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palo Duro High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palo Duro High School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. 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 (16-17)#6369 out of 7953 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
13%
4%
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Hispanic
57%
52%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Palo Duro High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
19%
13%
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White
9%
28%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palo Duro High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.620.63
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Graduation Rate
88%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palo Duro High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAmarillo Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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It really is a good school. I have a roast free zone in my classroom, and we advocate against bullies. Our science team is really, really good. I am surprised our science stats did not show up on this site... Check your sources.
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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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