Palestine High School

1600 South Loop 256, Palestine, TX 75801 | (903) 731-8005
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Student Enrollment: 831
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1600 S Loop 256, Palestine, TX 75801
  • Principal or Admin: Jerry K Mayo
  • Fax: (903) 731-9326
  • Website: www.palestineschools.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: 831
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 69.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 11.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 448 (53.9%)
  • Females: 383 (46.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 69 (8.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 393 (47.3%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 462 (55.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Palestine High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black22627.2%
Asian91.1%
Hispanic30236.3%
White29435.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Palestine High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade26531.9%
10th Grade18522.3%
11th Grade19223.1%
12th Grade18922.7%
Breakdown of College Ready Graduates (2009)
Percent Ready For College in Reading
School:
49.0%
District:
49.0%
State:
62.0%
Percent Ready For College in Math
School:
51.0%
District:
19.0%
State:
60.0%
Graduation & Dropout Rates (2009)
Graduation Rate
School:
88.4%
District:
88.4%
State:
80.6%
Dropout Rate
School:
4.1%
District:
4.1%
State:
9.4%
Faculty Breakdown (2010)
Average Teacher Experience
School:
14.0
District:
12.5
State:
11.3
Percent of Teachers With 1-5 Years Experience
School:
22.7%
District:
26.8%
State:
31.0%
Percent of Teachers With 6-10 Years Experience
School:
22.9%
District:
19.8%
State:
20.3%
Percent of Teachers With 11-20 Years Experience
School:
21.1%
District:
20.1%
State:
24.4%
Percent of Teachers With Greater Than 20 Years Experience
School:
29.1%
District:
25.2%
State:
18.3%
Faculty Salary (2010)
School Administration Average Base Salary
School:
$67,579
District:
$64,993
State:
$70,209
Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$43,629
District:
$41,541
State:
$48,263
Beginning Teacher Average Base Salary
School:
$31,675
District:
$31,763
State:
$41,165
Teacher With 1-5 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$34,770
State:
$43,527
Teacher With 6-10 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$39,491
State:
$46,149
Teacher With 11-20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$45,947
State:
$50,153
Teacher With Greater Than 20 Years Experience Average Base Salary
School:
$53,874
State:
$58,427
Source: TX Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Palestine High School performed on average about the same as 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:
45.0%
District:
45.0%
State:
61.5%
Percent of Test Takers Above Exam Criteria
School:
25.4%
District:
25.4%
State:
26.9%
SAT Average Score
School:
971.0
District:
971.0
State:
985.0
ACT Average Score
School:
20.8
District:
20.8
State:
20.5

TAKS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201062.0%62.0%70.0%
200976.0%76.0%67.0%
 
Reading Test
201089.0%89.0%92.0%
200988.0%88.0%87.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201085.0%85.0%90.0%
200989.0%89.0%88.0%
200877.0%77.0%86.0%
 
Math Test
201073.0%73.0%74.0%
200971.0%71.0%65.0%
200861.0%61.0%63.0%
 
Science Test
201075.0%75.0%74.0%
200972.0%72.0%66.0%
200863.0%63.0%64.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201092.0%92.0%93.0%
200992.0%92.0%90.0%
200884.0%84.0%88.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
English Language Arts Test
201095.0%95.0%93.0%
200989.0%89.0%92.0%
200878.0%78.0%90.0%
 
Math Test
201093.0%93.0%89.0%
200985.0%85.0%81.0%
200868.0%68.0%79.0%
 
Science Test
201095.0%95.0%91.0%
200988.0%88.0%85.0%
200868.0%68.0%80.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201099.0%99.0%98.0%
200996.0%96.0%97.0%
200885.0%85.0%95.0%
 
Source: TX Department of Education 2009-2010

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