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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Permian High School is a public school located in Odessa, TX. It has 3,817 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Permian High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
387 responses
Average ACT
25
58 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$63,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies and football games
    23%
  • Singing the Alma Mater at the end of pep rallies
    17%
  • Band marching the halls
    12%
  • Fine arts perfomances
    11%
  • Satin Strings strolling the halls at Christmas
    9%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,817
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,058
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,393/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Overall it was a good experience. I think Permian High School could have a better job preparing students for a post-secondary education. I think the teachers could have created a greater learning environment for its students. Several of the books provided by the teacher was not interesting. The teachers could have make the STEM subjects more interactive. I feel like the teacher was simply training students to pass series of exams. These exams had no long term benefits for the students. Nevertheless, I place greater blame of the educational system instead of the teachers. High school is to effectively educate the student through various disciplines. To make them well rounded and socially active citizens. The reality is that high school is mostly an educational factory that manufacture students to become test-takers. When student obtain the diploma, they lose all their appetite for lifelong learning. That is the sad reality of high school in the United States.
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It's a small to medium sized school. People are pretty dull and basic, nothing out of the ordinary. Teachers are good, although the best of the bunch are reserved for the AP students, they are a lot more proficient at their work. Facilities are great, you'll never run out of materials. If for whatever reason you're into diversity in your school, look no further (unless we're talking about Asians, they're a rare breed. The band is great, football is meh, basketball is ok. Safety is pretty good, we have police officers patrolling at all times, regular searches, any threats of shootings have been dealt with quickly and efficiently. Other than that, its an average school.
I've gone to permian for 2 years now and although we we're unable to finish our 2019-2020 school year it was still a wonderful experience. I'm currently going on my senior year and for the most part all of the teachers I've had have made my high school experience magnificent, there were a few teachers that were hard to bare though. The choir and AVID teachers have been some if the most motivating and inspiring people i have met and am very thankful for having been in their classes. The counselors though can be very hard to contact at times if you don't catch them at just the right time.