Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, TX - Niche

Niche Grade
  • Grades
    PK, 9-12
  • Students
  • Type
  • Reviews
    89 3.8
  • Ranking

Palo Duro High School is a public school in Amarillo, Texas. It has 2,008 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 89 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 89 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My school is unique, everywhere you look there is such diversity of culture and characters. No two students are alike, everyone fits in and just belongs, there's something for everyone. They offer great programs in school and out of school that have helped me narrow down what career path I wish to take. My teachers are all wonderful and I could not ask for better ones.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: While in high school I decided to take honors classes, AP classes, and college courses. Because of this, I interacted with great teachers who were helpful and interested in their students. This was the case for the most part, there were a few teachers who helped, but only to a certain extent. Also, some teaching styles were rather redundant.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Resources & Facilities: The overall condition of the building is fine, it's not fancy nor shabby. College prep resources are somewhat helpful, when I would go for a specific instruction, I would be hauled into other paperwork I wasn't as concerned with.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Staying out of gang related activities will prevent the feeling of personal insecurity. For the most part it all depends on where and with who one is involved with. The police will frequently be seen throughout campus, so that is good when it comes to preventing students from getting into trouble. As for the health related services, everything is pretty well organized. The school nurse is friendly and will provide assistance in health matters. Overall safety on campus is decent.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: My guidance counselor as well as one of my senior year teachers were the most helpful in my transition to college. They kept me informed on things that I did not know about such as upcoming deadlines to universities and scholarships. I hardly ever had any direct interaction with the principal and office staff.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Caprock High School 4 mi. 1,901
3.00 Tascosa High School 4 mi. 2,319
4.00 Amarillo High School 6 mi. 2,129
3.00 Randall High School 9 mi. 1,458
3.33 Canyon High School 19 mi. 1,192

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Palo Duro High School United States Amarillo High School Canyon High School Caprock High School Randall High School Tascosa High School
Hispanic 55.0% 25.0% 17.0% 17.0% 70.0% 21.0% 30.0%
African American 18.0% 15.0% 4.0% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0% 11.0%
White 11.0% 51.0% 72.0% 78.0% 22.0% 73.0% 48.0%
Asian 11.0% 4.8% 2.0% 0% 0% 0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


PreK 2.6%
Grade 9 32.1%
Grade 10 21.9%
Grade 11 23.1%
Grade 12 20.4%

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 9 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 0% Not sure.
  • 22% No

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

  • 40% Teachers
  • 30% Friendly
  • 30% Spirit

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 83% Cultural Variaty
  • 17% International

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Wonderful
  • 50% Diverse

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Be yourself
  • 20% Find your way around the school at registration
  • 20% Do your best and push yourself everyday