Randall High School in Amarillo, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,392
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    184 3.7
  • Ranking

Randall High School is a public school in Amarillo, Texas. It has 1,392 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 87% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 184 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5800 Attebury
Amarillo, TX 79118
(806) 677-2333

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 184 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: All in all, the administration does a great job in creating a good environment for everyone to go to school. The principal is very involved in student organizations, or at least his heart is in the right place, participating in announcements daily and trying his best to support every school club, sport, and organization. Guidance councilors can be hard to find, but are extremely helpful when needed. Office staff members are cordial, but there are much more qualified individuals.

    School policy toward dress code, bullying, and other controversial policies is very politic. Zero-tolerance on dress code (girls and shorts are a "huge" problem) and bullying create an environment that isn't distracting or unsafe. Waiting for everyone to forget about an offense and going on the way life was before a bunch of hormones get in the way of a good pep rally is about as controversial as it gets.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at Randall can be the best of the best. AP-level and prior preparation pre-AP teachers go above and beyond for the education they provide for those willing to work as hard as them. Teaching styles vary between completely hands-on, "this has to happen this way and only this way," to a free-learning approach that should be prevalent in every school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: As a member of leadership team, band, several UIL academic teams, all AP classes and more than my fair share of school appropriate (and inappropriate) experiences, I know my high school experience was above the average. Teachers were very accomodating and accepting, coaches could put you in your place, and there was always a place to stand out. Randall has a unique mix of fun, serious, and talent that can't be matched by other area schools. Our football team has more heart, our band has more pride, and our students have more knowledge than the rest of the schools in the area, and I wouldn't change that for the world.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The facilities aren't the best, mostly because Amarillo caters to everyone with a car. Juniors and seniors are allowed to leave campus, and most do if they don't bring their lunches. There is posted menu on the school website per month allowing those who care to prepare for the barely-par food that's offered in the subsidized lunch program, and healthy options are few and far between given that most every "meat" product is at least partially soy.

    I have a nut allergy, and the amazing cafeteria workers can always accommodate a sandwich for me if the options are limited.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: One of the best football, track, and wrestling programs in the state, hands down. Consistent state track teams and high state rankings for football. However, the intense pride felt toward the teams and coaching staff can deter from adequate preparation and attention in academic areas.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Westover Park Junior High School 1 mi. 804
3.66 Bonham Middle School 3 mi. 800
3.33 Greenways Intermediate School 3 mi. 824
4.00 Amarillo High School 4 mi. 2,058
3.66 Crockett Middle School 5 mi. 828

Around Randall High School

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

Gender

Gender
Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Randall High School United States Amarillo High School Bonham Middle School Crockett Middle School Greenways Intermediate School Westover Park Junior High School
White 72.0% 51.6% 74.0% 72.0% 71.0% 73.0% 72.0%
Hispanic 21.0% 24.5% 15.0% 17.0% 19.0% 20.0% 20.0%
African American 2.0% 15.2% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.7% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.9%
Grade 10 25.1%
Grade 11 25.5%
Grade 12 23.5%

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 16 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 46% Big but not to big for teachers to know your name.
  • 42% Large selection of AP classes
  • 8% Very great academic clubs
  • 4% You feel like family with something.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 29% Too much focus on sports instead of academics
  • 25% The walk between buildings in the cold, or wind.
  • 17% Behind in technology-everything is old
  • 12% Lunch
  • 12% Who far apart the buildings are
  • 4% The scholarship program

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

  • 38% Teachers are nice and care about you as a person.
  • 23% The counselors are a lot of help.
  • 23% Cross Country ranked number one in the state.
  • 8% The quality of the teachers are above average.
  • 8% Randall is a melting pot. Everyone has friends.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Culturally diverse.
  • 25% Its just high school
  • 8% Not culturally diverse at all.
  • 0% Motivated to be seen, heard, and expressed.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Be friendly and step out of you comfort zone!
  • 43% Don't judge others until you get to know them
  • 7% Be friendly, know how to walk in the halls & smile

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 21% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.