Palo Duro High School

153 reviews
  1. Amarillo Independent School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1400 North Grant
Amarillo, TX 79107
Telephone
(806) 326-2400
Website

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
980
50 responses
Average ACT
21
25 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
AP Enrollment
6%
AP Exam Pass Rate
0%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    9%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    19%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    69%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    3%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
  • Homecoming Football Game
    37%
  • Blue on Friday
    24%
  • Homecoming week dress up
    24%
  • Pep Rally
    7%
  • Basketball Games
    4%
  • United way week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,975
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,422
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,664/ year
National
$11,890
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses

Reviews

153 reviews
  • Excellent
    34
  • Very Good
    71
  • Average
    44
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    1
I love this school, everyone from teachers administrators and students are amazing! What makes this school different is all of diversity and acceptance there is. If its bad at home it wont be bad at school, we are truly one big family!
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
I love how diverse my school is no other school in Amarillo has the vast number of ethnic backgrounds as we do and its fascinating to learn about other cultures and religions that are walking through the halls of my high school. I enjoy going to a school that the faculty and staff are there for the students and not just there to receive a check monthly. The only thing I would want to change is the adversity that my school as a whole has to overcome we are seen as the "ghetto" school because we are on the north side of town. It isn't right that my school gets a label like that because are students don't come from high income families. We have the brightest, most respectful, and persevering students in any school and I will always defend my school no matter what. PaloDuro High School is a great school and always will be a great school.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
Many people hold a negative stereotype against this school, which can sometimes be a hindrance to a genuine enjoyable experience at this school. But the best part of getting the opportunity to go to this school is the fact that you will get to make new connections with people that you would not have met anywhere else. Palo Duro is generally a great place to be, and you fall in love with it.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago