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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Amarillo High School is a highly rated, public school located in Amarillo, TX. It has 2,140 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
4225 Danbury
Amarillo, TX 79109
Telephone
(806) 326-2000
Website

Amarillo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1180
261 responses
Average ACT
27
96 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,684
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$781
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Sports Pep Rallies
    23%
  • Sport events
    21%
  • Football Pep Rally Parade
    16%
  • United Way school events
    16%
  • Homecoming Parade
    10%
  • Band
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,140
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,598
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,166/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Amarillo High School gave me a great overall high school experience over the 4 years I was there. It is a great college prep school that is often more challenging than college itself with advanced curriculum and teaching. While I attended AHS, I was involved in athletics, choir and other clubs which made the experience both fun and enjoyable. Being involved at AHS can be challenging, but it is also very rewarding due to the connections and experiences that can be made. At Amarillo High, there is almost no end to the ways to get involved from clubs, sports and fine art groups to get involved with. AHS has also made tradition of the wild windy weather of the Amarillo area with the Sadie mascot derived from a dust storm that came over the area long ago. With all this in mind, AHS is a very prestigious school to the Amarillo area that I would recommend to anyone considering to attend.
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I love how everyone is so accepting of diversity. Just because someone is interested in something that they could never imagine being interested in, they still want to be accepting of them instead of bullying them. I also love the teachers. All of the teachers care so much about your success and want to see you be amazing no matter who you are. I also love how competitive the entire school is! I've always worked super hard in school and try to get the best grades possible. I have a GPA of 3.7 and somehow still end up in the top 50%. I think that is so amazing that so many people care about their education and want to have a great future.
I am a recent graduate of Amarillo High School and I believe it is a school rich with tradition that expects excellence from the students and staff. The faculty was always willing to work with me as a student. As a minority student I do believe that Amarillo High is lacking in the area of ethnic diversity. The make up of the school is predominately Caucasian, and the socio economic make up of the school is on the higher end of the spectrum. Overall a great school like many other places in society a little diversity would improve the experience.