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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Amarillo Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Amarillo, TX. It has 33,537 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
7200 I 40 W
Amarillo, TX 79106
Telephone
(806) 326-1000
Website

Amarillo Independent School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
782 responses
Average ACT
25
203 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
33,537
Free or Reduced Lunch
67.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,785
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$288,750,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,416/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%

Amarillo Independent School District Reviews

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This district is very encouraging in academic success and preparation, through programs such as Superintendent's Scholar award ceremonies. It has an emphasis on sports, but still takes some time to care about other artistic activities, such as music and speech. There is fairly good competition between schools as each school within the district has its own ups and downs between departments. Teachers within the district seem to care about creating a good environment for education, as some teachers are even nominees for national teaching awards. Facilities could sometimes use some maintenance (such as bathrooms), but innovation and expanding development is often seen throughout the district.
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The Amarillo Independent School District in my opinion is great. I love it because first of all, it is the school district in which I live in. The second reason for which it is an extraordinary school district is because the schools, and teachers are nice, trustful, and diverse. I go to Palo Duro High School here in Amarillo, TX. The school is extremely diverse, which is a good thing. The more different types of people there are, the better my experience is in that certain school. I have several friends of different races, ethic, culture, etc. I do not judge anyone, and neither does the school. Diversity is the key in success, and overall togetherness. Here in Amarillo Independent School District, everyone is social, and we get along pretty well. This is the reason I rated this district with five stars.
As for resources and teachers, I can say, hit the basics and really only when approached, act to their full compliance and give you there undivided attention(sometimes), this goes for the college and career center ladies as well. College readiness at Tascosa could use some improvements, the school really starts to push college information at the start of your Senior year and it's only really a packet. At of all the times after that I've been at the college and career center, or rebel center, as it's formally known, they often lacked in telling me the simple stuff like upcoming scholarship due dates and online resources. If you ask me, and I think you'll agree when you hit your senior or probably your junior year, I believe that they are not doing nearly enough to get students college ready.