B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
1400 N Grant
Amarillo, TX 79107
Telephone
(806) 326-2400
Website

Palo Duro High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
990
65 responses
Average ACT
21
27 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

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
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  • Homecoming Football Game
    37%
  • Blue on Friday
    24%
  • Homecoming week dress up
    24%
  • Pep Rally
    7%
  • Basketball Games
    4%
  • United way week
    4%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,987
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
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
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
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,166/ year
National
$12,239
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
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Palo Duro High School Reviews

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Palo Duro is a high school, which contains a great diversity, and gives chances to not only learn in classes but between the students as well, as we share information of our different cultures. Teachers at PaloDuro, have great teaching skills. Each with a different way of teaching, and always willing to help our students. Palo Duro is a great place that makes students feel at home and with a great comfort to be one's self. However, even though Palo Duro is in lack of different types of clubs as well as sports, it's slowly working in the addition of new clubs and other activities such as our new dance crew.
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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!
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.