Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, TX - Niche

Niche Grade
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
  • Type
  • Reviews
    124 3.8
  • Ranking

Palo Duro High School is a public school in Amarillo, Texas. It has 1,975 students in grades PK and 9-12. According to state standards, 71% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 124 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1400 North Grant
Amarillo, TX 79107
(806) 326-2400

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 124 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Health & Safety: At Palo Duro there was always a concern for the students health and safety, considering the general health and wellness of the public.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: For the most part, every student had the opportunity to gain interest in a new hobby or indulge in a talent they've always had.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This was a great school; once I went through my four years and made my little circle of friends and family, I really looked to it as another home (I was there all the time!). It's all about making the most over the time you spend there.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Teachers: Once I was graduating from Palo Duro, I realized that I was fond of many of the teachers there; and knew that they were the reason I'm in college today.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: There is always drama but im its like that at every school, but for the most part people still stand up for eachother and the trouble makers end up sent away or dropping out.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.00 Rogers Elementary School Public
3.00 Joseph A. Campbell Elementary School Public
3.00 Lee Elementary School Public
3.66 Mann Middle School Public
3.00 Emerson Elementary School Public
3.33 Hamlet Elementary School Public
3.33 Travis Middle School Public
3.66 Whittier Elementary School Public
3.66 Sanborn Elementary School Public
North Heights Alternative School Public, Alternative
3.33 Forest Hill Elementary School Public
3.33 Pleasant Valley Elementary School Public
3.66 Carver Early Childhood Academy Public
3.33 Carver Academy Public
3.66 Mesa Verde Elementary School Public
St. Mary's School Private, Religious
3.33 Bowie Middle School Public
3.66 Glenwood Elementary School Public
3.33 Lawndale Elementary School Public
3.66 Wolflin Elementary School Public
3.33 Humphrey's Highland Elementary School Public
3.66 Bivins Elementary School Public
3.66 Landergin Elementary School Public
2.66 Caprock High School Public
3.33 San Jacinto Elementary School Public
3.00 San Jacinto Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Oak Dale Elementary School Public
3.66 Sunrise Elementary School Public
3.33 Eastridge Elementary School Public
3.66 Austin Middle School Public
3.33 Willow Vista Intermediate School Public
Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning Public
3.33 Wills Elementary School Public
3.66 Tradewind Elementary School Public
3.66 Houston Middle School Public
4.00 Lamar Elementary School Public
3.66 Coronado Elementary School Public
3.33 Tascosa High School Public
2.66 Holy Cross Catholic Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Paramount Terrace Elementary School Public
St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School Private, Religious
Vista Academy of Amarillo Public, Charter, Alternative
3.66 South Lawn Elementary School Public
3.66 Avondale Elementary School Public
Trinity Lutheran School Private, Religious
3.66 Fannin Middle School Public
3.33 River Road Middle School Public
3.33 River Road High School Public
3.66 Olsen Park Elementary School Public
3.00 Rolling Hills Elementary School Public
Central Baptist Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Crockett Middle School Public
3.66 South Georgia Elementary School Public
3.66 Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School Public
3.66 Ridgecrest Elementary School Public
2.66 Richard Milburn Academy - Amarillo Public, Charter, Alternative
3.33 Western Plateau Elementary School Public
3.66 Belmar Elementary School Public
3.66 Bonham Middle School Public
4.00 Amarillo High School Public
3.66 Woodlands Elementary School Public
3.66 Puckett Elementary School Public
3.33 City View Elementary School Public
Youth Center of High Plains Public, Alternative
3.66 Windsor Elementary School Public
3.66 Sleepy Hollow Elementary School Public
3.66 Gene Howe Elementary School Public
3.33 Arbor Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Arden Road Elementary School Public
3.66 Greenways Intermediate School Public
3.33 Randall High School Public
3.66 Westover Park Junior High School Public
3.33 Sundown Lane Elementary School Public
3.33 Ascension Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Hillside Elementary School Public
4.00 Highland Park Middle School Public
3.66 Highland Park Elementary School Public
3.33 Highland Park High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Caprock High School 4 mi. 1,902
3.33 Tascosa High School 4 mi. 2,211
4.00 Amarillo High School 6 mi. 2,248
3.33 Randall High School 9 mi. 1,511
3.33 Canyon High School 19 mi. 1,166

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 51%
Male 48%

Student Diversity

Palo Duro High School United States Amarillo High School Canyon High School Caprock High School Randall High School Tascosa High School
Hispanic 58.0% 25.0% 18.0% 19.0% 71.0% 20.0% 32.0%
African American 17.0% 15.0% 4.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0% 11.0%
Asian 12.0% 4.8% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 4.0%
White 8.0% 51.0% 70.0% 76.0% 21.0% 73.0% 46.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


PreK 2.4%
Grade 9 32.7%
Grade 10 21.3%
Grade 11 22.5%
Grade 12 21.1%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 5% Not sure.
  • 19% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Teachers
  • 29% Friendly
  • 25% Spirit
  • 8% The student events

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 50% Cleanliness
  • 33% Desk
  • 17% Organization

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Cultural Variaty
  • 43% We are a diverse school
  • 14% International

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 61% Diverse
  • 17% Wonderful
  • 17% Diversiy
  • 6% Challenging

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% Be yourself
  • 22% Do your best and push yourself everyday
  • 11% Focus and get your homework done, and be yourself.
  • 11% Dont let these kids get to you.
  • 11% Be your self and strive for success
  • 11% Find your way around the school at registration

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.