Amarillo High School

Summary:

Amarillo High School is a public high school in Amarillo, Texas, serving 2,170 students in grades 9-12. It is part of the Amarillo Independent School District, which is ranked 407 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger. Amarillo High School, however, has consistently maintained a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past decade, indicating it is a high-performing school within the state.

Amarillo High School stands out for its diverse student population, with a majority White (65.99%) and significant Hispanic (21.94%) and Asian (3.13%) representation. This diversity is higher than the nearby Caprock High School and Palo Duro High School, which have larger Hispanic student populations. Despite this diversity, Amarillo High School consistently outperforms the district and the state in STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) exam proficiency rates, with 79% proficiency in English I Reading compared to 61% for the district and 54% for the state. The school also maintains high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 93.1% to 97.5% over the past five years, significantly higher than the nearby Caprock High School (87.8%) and Palo Duro High School (87.0%).

Amarillo High School's consistent high performance and ability to serve a diverse student population effectively are particularly noteworthy. The school's dropout rates, ranging from 0.3% to 1.2% over the past five years, are much lower than the nearby Caprock High School (1.7%) and Palo Duro High School (1.9%), suggesting the school has effective educational practices and resource allocation. Additionally, Amarillo High School serves a relatively more economically advantaged student population, with a lower percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (33.92%) compared to Caprock High School (76.36%) and Palo Duro High School (84.45%).


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4225 Danbury
       Amarillo, TX  79109-5199


(806) 326-2000

District: Amarillo Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
252nd of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,293 Help


Feeder schools for Amarillo High School:

Elementary:    Belmar Elementary
    Puckett Elementary
    Ridgecrest Elementary
    Sleepy Hollow Elementary
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Middle:    Bonham Middle
    Crockett Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  2,170

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.0%
Hispanic:
21.9%
African American:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Amarillo High School ranks better than 87.1% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks first among 5 ranked high schools in the Amarillo Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.04. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Amarillo High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66%), Hispanic (21.9%), African American (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Amarillo High School is 17.1, which is the highest among 6 high schools in the Amarillo Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Amarillo High School is $9,293. 4 high schools in the Amarillo Independent School District (Isd) spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Amarillo High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Amarillo High School 252nd of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Amarillo High School in the ranking list.)

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Amarillo Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Amarillo Independent School District (Isd) 407th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Amarillo High School

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Rank History for all students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 82.72 59th 1427 95.9%
2005 85.52 46th 1429 96.8%
2006 83.28 76th 1430 94.7%
2007 82.35 99th 1497 93.4%
2008 79.53 149th 1510 90.1%
2009 76.70 196th 1539 87.3%
2010 74.88 210th 1568 86.6%
2011 75.01 225th 1672 86.5%
2012 65.51 406th 1603 74.7%
2013 78.11 173rd 1652 89.5%
2014 72.54 316th 1734 81.8%
2015 73.19 298th 1743 82.9%
2016 71.32 341st 1762 80.6%
2017 70.92 336th 1777 81.1%
2018 68.91 362nd 1797 79.9%
2019 65.12 494th 1857 73.4%
2021 73.05 352nd 1861 81.1%
2022 68.17 433rd 1876 76.9%
2023 78.04 252nd 1961 87.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.98 249th 582 57.2%
2019 47.96 293rd 604 51.5%
2021 53.64 250th 588 57.5%
2022 43.99 342nd 664 48.5%
2023 52.85 274th 677 59.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.72 760th 1113 31.7%
2019 12.15 1122nd 1136 1.2%
2021 31.95 829th 1195 30.6%
2022 34.33 759th 1278 40.6%
2023 64.38 273rd 1371 80.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.89 461st 1347 65.8%
2019 54.61 437th 1357 67.8%
2021 70.51 221st 1382 84.0%
2022 57.67 397th 1418 72.0%
2023 66.82 285th 1478 80.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.67 897th 1794 50.0%
2019 40.00 1098th 1818 39.6%
2021 55.14 665th 1848 64.0%
2022 48.70 807th 1847 56.3%
2023 69.10 349th 1897 81.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.64 408th 1781 77.1%
2019 67.43 457th 1798 74.6%
2021 75.20 306th 1815 83.1%
2022 69.52 389th 1841 78.9%
2023 77.37 233rd 1891 87.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.90 334th 1137 70.6%
2019 62.94 506th 1145 55.8%
2021 65.48 505th 1177 57.1%
2022 62.91 538th 1172 54.1%
2023 63.47 547th 1182 53.7%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.93 448th 1784 74.9%
2019 60.17 465th 1810 74.3%
2021 71.77 260th 1829 85.8%
2022 60.61 419th 1837 77.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.04 430th 1803 76.2%
2019 61.19 561st 1824 69.2%
2021 68.44 432nd 1840 76.5%
2022 63.89 485th 1853 73.8%
2023 77.34 255th 1913 86.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.75 207th 486 57.4%
2019 79.75 54th 487 88.9%
2021 35.76 341st 488 30.1%
2022 43.55 327th 507 35.5%
2023 63.88 193rd 525 63.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.30 572nd 1013 43.5%
2019 52.80 385th 1024 62.4%
2021 53.57 382nd 1020 62.5%
2022 39.03 555th 1031 46.2%
2023 69.66 223rd 1069 79.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.54 624th 1691 63.1%
2019 51.68 721st 1714 57.9%
2021 62.60 491st 1743 71.8%
2022 57.67 562nd 1762 68.1%
2023 69.62 353rd 1820 80.6%
See the entire list of Best Texas High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for Native American students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.67 2nd 101 98.0%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.63 27th 34 20.6%
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Rank History for White students at Amarillo High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.38 445th 1539 71.1%
2019 58.87 546th 1526 64.2%
2021 64.78 422nd 1510 72.1%
2022 63.28 432nd 1525 71.7%
2023 74.52 232nd 1576 85.3%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Amarillo High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1528 76 15 61 3 n/a n/a 0 1683
1989 1901 88 19 70 2 n/a n/a 0 2080
1990 1778 87 17 76 3 n/a n/a 0 1961
1991 1750 82 20 87 3 n/a n/a 0 1942
1992 1787 77 28 82 4 n/a n/a 0 1978
1993 1767 77 24 84 2 n/a n/a 0 1954
1994 1796 81 35 81 2 n/a n/a 0 1995
1995 1980 93 32 121 2 n/a n/a 0 2228
1996 1980 93 32 121 2 n/a n/a 0 2228
1997 1992 81 33 131 1 n/a n/a 0 2238
1998 1985 80 38 139 1 n/a n/a 0 2243
1999 1915 71 38 144 2 n/a n/a 0 2170
2000 1964 74 39 156 3 n/a n/a 0 2236
2001 1943 75 38 166 1 n/a n/a 0 2223
2002 1824 76 39 164 4 n/a n/a 0 2107
2003 1824 76 39 164 4 n/a n/a 0 2107
2004 1725 84 46 201 7 n/a n/a 0 2063
2005 1691 97 48 213 9 n/a n/a 0 2058
2006 1690 84 48 221 5 n/a n/a 0 2048
2007 1734 80 51 245 7 n/a n/a 0 2117
2008 1716 89 55 244 7 n/a n/a 0 2111
2009 1706 91 49 272 5 n/a n/a 0 2123
2010 1665 98 45 275 7 n/a n/a 0 2090
2011 1540 105 50 332 13 2 47 0 2089
2012 1526 98 47 321 12 2 52 0 2058
2013 1554 101 57 364 9 2 42 0 2129
2014 1576 110 52 424 13 1 72 0 2248
2015 1545 109 58 403 12 0 72 0 2199
2016 1504 95 62 404 13 0 62 0 2140
2017 1468 98 62 414 12 0 60 0 2114
2018 1451 109 71 417 11 0 57 0 2116
2019 1428 115 73 407 11 0 56 0 2090
2020 1449 106 79 432 9 3 61 0 2139
2021 1459 110 77 447 6 2 63 0 2164
2022 1447 115 72 456 9 2 67 0 2168
2023 1432 118 68 476 9 5 62 0 2170

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Amarillo High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1683 101.0 16.6 n/a
1989 2080 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1961 105.0 18.6 n/a
1991 1942 105.1 18.4 n/a
1992 1978 107.2 18.4 4.8
1993 1954 106.0 18.4 5.8
1994 1995 107.3 18.6 2.4
1995 2228 128.3 17.4 2.1
1996 2228 128.3 17.4 2.1
1997 2238 119.3 18.8 3.8
1998 2243 126.5 17.7 3.8
1999 2170 128.6 16.9 5.2
2000 2236 125.7 17.8 5.1
2001 2223 133.0 16.7 4.3
2002 2107 131.4 16.0 6.4
2003 2107 131.4 16.0 6.4
2004 2063 131.9 15.6 5.8
2005 2058 134.6 15.3 8.1
2006 2048 133.2 15.4 9.7
2007 2117 134.4 15.8 10.7
2008 2111 130.3 16.2 11.4
2009 2123 123.4 17.2 11.6
2010 2090 124.7 16.7 14.1
2011 2089 128.6 16.2 16.1
2012 2058 132.4 15.5 16.8
2013 2129 127.9 16.6 16.6
2014 2248 132.9 16.9 19.7
2015 2199 132.0 16.6 18.2
2016 2140 131.0 16.3 20
2017 2114 128.9 16.3 18.5
2018 2116 130.1 16.2 20.4
2019 2090 129.5 16.1 24.3
2020 2139 132.9 16.0 24
2021 2164 134.8 16.0 26.6
2022 2168 132.0 16.4 28.3
2023 2170 126.8 17.1 33.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Amarillo High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1683 101.0 16.6 n/a
1989 2080 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1961 105.0 18.6 n/a
1991 1942 105.1 18.4 n/a
1992 1978 107.2 18.4 4.8
1993 1954 106.0 18.4 5.8
1994 1995 107.3 18.6 2.4
1995 2228 128.3 17.4 2.1
1996 2228 128.3 17.4 2.1
1997 2238 119.3 18.8 3.8
1998 2243 126.5 17.7 3.8
1999 2170 128.6 16.9 5.2
2000 2236 125.7 17.8 5.1
2001 2223 133.0 16.7 4.3
2002 2107 131.4 16.0 6.4
2003 2107 131.4 16.0 6.4
2004 2063 131.9 15.6 5.8
2005 2058 134.6 15.3 8.1
2006 2048 133.2 15.4 9.7
2007 2117 134.4 15.8 10.7
2008 2111 130.3 16.2 11.4
2009 2123 123.4 17.2 11.6
2010 2090 124.7 16.7 14.1
2011 2089 128.6 16.2 16.1
2012 2058 132.4 15.5 16.8
2013 2129 127.9 16.6 16.6
2014 2248 132.9 16.9 19.7
2015 2199 132.0 16.6 18.2
2016 2140 131.0 16.3 20
2017 2114 128.9 16.3 18.5
2018 2116 130.1 16.2 20.4
2019 2090 129.5 16.1 24.3
2020 2139 132.9 16.0 24
2021 2164 134.8 16.0 26.6
2022 2168 132.0 16.4 28.3
2023 2170 126.8 17.1 33.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Amarillo High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $527 (6.0%) $8,229 (94.0%) $8,755
2020 $596 (6.8%) $8,110 (93.2%) $8,706
2021 $821 (8.8%) $8,472 (91.2%) $9,293

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Amarillo High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 494th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 252nd of 1961 High schools
 13.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Amarillo High School)4651
 5%
   End of Course Algebra I (Amarillo Independent School District (Isd))6057
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Amarillo High School)7886
 8%
   End of Course Biology (Amarillo Independent School District (Isd))6562
 3%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Amarillo High School)5679
 23%
   End of Course English I Reading (Amarillo Independent School District (Isd))4361
 18%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Amarillo High School)6377
 14%
   End of Course English II Reading (Amarillo Independent School District (Isd))4456
 12%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Amarillo High School)8985
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (Amarillo Independent School District (Isd))7075
 5%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students20902170
 3.8%
African American115118
 2.6%
American Indian119
 18.2%
Asian7368
 6.8%
Hispanic407476
 17%
Pacific Islander05
White14281432
 0.3%
Two or More Races5662
 10.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.3%33.9%
 9.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Amarillo High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,170 students attended Amarillo High School.

Students at Amarillo High School are 66% White, 22% Hispanic, 5% African American, 3% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

Amarillo High School ranks 252nd of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Amarillo High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Belmar Elementary
Elementary : Puckett Elementary
Elementary : Ridgecrest Elementary
Elementary : Sleepy Hollow Elementary
Elementary : South Georgia Elementary
Elementary : Western Plateau Elementary
Elementary : Windsor Elementary
Middle : Bonham Middle
Middle : Crockett Middle


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