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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Permian High School is a public school located in Odessa, TX. It has 3,621 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
1800 E 42nd St
Odessa, TX 79762
Telephone
(432) 456-0039

Permian High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1040
270 responses
Average ACT
24
45 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
B
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
$60,619
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,600
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies and football games
    26%
  • Singing the Alma Mater at the end of pep rallies
    22%
  • Band marching the halls
    13%
  • Fine arts perfomances
    11%
  • Satin Strings strolling the halls at Christmas
    9%
  • Basketball games
    8%
  • The plays
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,621
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.8%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
$8,407/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I recently moved to Odessa, Texas the past year and I attended Permian High School my junior year and will be attending once again my Senior Year. Permian was a very different transition for me, coming from Plano Independent School district. There are many things that should improve such as the disciplinary actions and academic rigor, however, it is improving as long as you stick with the right crowd. The teachers need to be more involved in teaching, however, the AP and Dual credit courses are decent. The food is needs improvement. The band went to state last year which is a great improvement, however, it is quite full of favoritism. There are some excellent seeds in the school such as counselor Sandy Bradford who will go above and beyond for her students. Overall, not bad as long as you stay motivated and within the correct crowds, because there are many bad ones. Good luck!
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Permian High School isn’t so much the “everyone gets along” and “freshmen are welcome” type of environment. There’s plenty of amazing things happening on this campus that honestly it far outweighs the things that are so frowned upon. There are kids getting full rides to the school of their dreams. There are kids that are marvelous musicians that just pour everything they have into the music. Kids like these are many with whom I’ve surrounded myself with and have forced me to push myself in many aspects of my life. My experience in high school has been one of the toughest years I’ve endured, but in contrary to that, it has also been four years I will forever treasure with me. Only thing I would change is for every kid at Permian High School to be blessed to be accepted into a program in which they have a passion for like I have. If every kid were to be in something that pushes them to be better, then it just slowly but surely diminishes any negative reputation.
Permian has a great culture and great school spirit! Friday Night Lights will forever live on and the legacy of Permian will remain. The majority of the teachers are amazing and want the best for their students. The library has computers and books for research and they are available to students for no charge. Permian has its flaws but the environment is great for the students!