Palestine Independent School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 3,415 students in Palestine Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
Public Schools in Palestine Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Texas public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Palestine Independent School District are Palestine High School, Palestine J High School and Southside Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Palestine Independent School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Texas.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Palestine Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Texas for:

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Palestine Independent School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TX)
# Schools
6 Schools
8,946 Schools
# Students
3,415 Students
5,396,863 Students
# Teachers
266 Teachers
355,266 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Palestine Independent School District, which is ranked #660 of all 1,199 school districts in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TX)
Overall District Rank
#652 out of 1201 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Palestine Independent   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Palestine Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palestine Independent   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Palestine Independent   School District and public school graduation rate of TX by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.69
0.64
# American Indian Students
9 Students
20,575 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
30 Students
235,494 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
1,379 Students
2,824,227 Students
% Hispanic Students
41%
52%
# Black Students
949 Students
679,765 Students
% Black Students
28%
13%
# White Students
934 Students
1,504,055 Students
% White Students
27%
28%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
8,024 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
111 Students
122,389 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
192
254,570
# Students in K Grade:
246
371,526
# Students in 1st Grade:
258
388,571
# Students in 2nd Grade:
229
394,314
# Students in 3rd Grade:
259
409,853
# Students in 4th Grade:
252
413,439
# Students in 5th Grade:
266
413,728
# Students in 6th Grade:
243
402,100
# Students in 7th Grade:
251
402,159
# Students in 8th Grade:
253
398,280
# Students in 9th Grade:
270
433,561
# Students in 10th Grade:
263
397,527
# Students in 11th Grade:
222
372,049
# Students in 12th Grade:
211
345,186
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,391 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,819. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,284 is less than the state median of $12,640. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TX)
Total Revenue
$42 MM
$12 MM
This chart display total revenue of Palestine Independent   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$39 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Palestine Independent   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,391
$12,819
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Palestine Independent   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,284
$12,640
This chart display average spending per public school student in Palestine Independent   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TX by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Palestine Independent School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Palestine High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1600 S Loop 256
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 731-8005
Grades: 9-12
| 966 students
Rank: #22.
Palestine J High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
233 Ben Milam Dr
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 731-8008
Grades: 7-8
| 504 students
Rank: #33.
Southside Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Gillespie Rd
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 731-8023
Grades: 2-3
| 488 students
Rank: #44.
Story Intermediate School
Math: 43% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5300 S Loop 256
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 731-8015
Grades: 4-6
| 761 students
Northside Primary
2509 Hwy 155 N
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 731-8020
Grades: K-1
| 504 students
1020 W Hamlet
Palestine, TX 75803
(903) 731-8030
Grades: PK
| 192 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Palestine Independent School District
  • 1007 E PARK AVE, PALESTINE, TX, 75801
  • (903) 731-8000
  • palestineschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,415 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in TX)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69

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