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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
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Pasadena Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Pasadena, TX. It has 56,282 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
1515 Cherrybrook
Pasadena, TX 77502
Telephone
(713) 740-0000

Pasadena Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1070
1,402 responses
Average ACT
23
225 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
56,282
Free or Reduced Lunch
77.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,245
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$563,113,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,143/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%

Pasadena Independent School District Reviews

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Pasadena Independent School District is overall a good district. However, there are some aspects that could make it better. Improving safety in the high schools is important, especially with all the things going on. Also the academics are so-so. Teachers need to guide their students and worry more about children learning rather than making sure they have enough grades in the gradebook. The district itself is friendly especially during games and other events aside from obvious rivalry amongst high school. Nonetheless, Pasadena is where its at!
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Out of all the qualities that makes Pasadena Independent School District a preferable place to study are the teachers. The teachers in schools are very friendly, kind, and helpful. They are always available when students need them whether you go in the before school or after school. Furthermore, the school administration takes care of any issues that are present in classrooms, such as an insufficient amount of a certain resource. The administration really pays attention to how the students are doing and puts in their best efforts to make the school even better. In addition, schools in this district have a sufficient amount of resources to help the students have the best classroom experience in order for them to have a successful future. After spending many years in this school district, there is nothing that needs to be changed in order to make the schools better than what they already are. All schools exceed in all aspects!
PISD has plenty of potential at each of their institutions. In addition, they also have some of the best teachers that genuinely care about their students and motivate them to be better. It is unfortunate that the district limits the teachers to strictly following their curriculum and not allow much freedom to teach in their own unique way. Not every student learns the same way. It seemed, at times, that the district cared more about test scores than it did the quality of education for their students. Also, I felt that I was not "college ready," due to the dramatic increase in rigor and responsibility. We were held by the hand as we went through public school and then got thrown into the ocean. We had to adapt quickly or risk failing our classes, and to that end, I do credit our resilience and high school counselors. Our counselors were very helpful in giving us some insight on how to find and manage resources.