Palo Duro High School

1400 North Grant, Amarillo, TX 79107 | (806) 326-2400
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,940
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1400 N Grant, Amarillo, TX 79107
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Kevin Phillips
  • Fax: (806) 381-7331
  • Website: www.amaisd.org
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,940
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 128.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 957 (49.3%)
  • Females: 983 (50.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 177 (9.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,351 (69.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,528 (78.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Palo Duro High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian50.3%
Black44923.1%
Asian20010.3%
Hispanic1,06654.9%
White22011.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Palo Duro High School
  Number Percent
Pre-Kindergarten382.0%
9th Grade62432.2%
10th Grade41221.2%
11th Grade43722.5%
12th Grade42922.1%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
54.0%
District:
61.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
43.0%
District:
43.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
70.7%
District:
77.9%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
14.4%
District:
9.4%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
11.6
District:
12.0
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
32.8%
District:
29.3%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
21.5%
District:
18.4%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
26.4%
District:
28.0%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
16.9%
District:
19.4%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$66,065
District:
$69,545
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$47,878
District:
$47,502
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$25,391
District:
$40,066
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$43,759
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$47,153
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$48,696
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$58,667
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.5

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2 reviews for Palo Duro High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 17, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I Like this school my favorite thing I did when I attended was with my friends when we made fun of our art teacher when she performed Gloria it was awful for her and disgusting for us to watch ew

Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Palo Duro High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on TAKS state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
AYP and Performance (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
SAT & ACT Exam Details (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT or ACT Exam
School:
51.4%
District:
58.3%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
8.0%
District:
28.6%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
972.0
District:
1,056.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
17.1
District:
19.6
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201055.0%68.0%70.0%
200954.0%68.0%67.0%
200847.0%59.0%60.0%
 
Reading Test
201087.0%91.0%92.0%
200981.0%88.0%87.0%
200874.0%83.0%84.0%
 
Science Test
200821.0%--
 
Social Studies Test
200830.0%--
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201085.0%88.0%90.0%
200983.0%85.0%88.0%
200882.0%87.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201069.0%78.0%74.0%
200957.0%68.0%65.0%
200850.0%61.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201058.0%74.0%74.0%
200952.0%68.0%66.0%
200846.0%63.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201087.0%92.0%93.0%
200982.0%87.0%90.0%
200878.0%87.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201082.0%89.0%93.0%
200981.0%89.0%92.0%
200887.0%90.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201074.0%84.0%89.0%
200964.0%76.0%81.0%
200864.0%75.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201077.0%88.0%91.0%
200965.0%81.0%85.0%
200862.0%76.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201094.0%96.0%98.0%
200989.0%95.0%97.0%
200892.0%94.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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