North Heights Alter

Summary:

North Heights Alter is a public high school in Amarillo, Texas, serving 114 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Amarillo Independent School District, which is ranked 407 out of 968 districts in the state.

North Heights Alter has consistently struggled academically, ranking in the bottom 10-15% of Texas high schools based on the SchoolDigger statewide ranking. In the 2022-2023 school year, it ranked 1850 out of 1961 Texas high schools, with a 0-star rating. The school's test scores are significantly lower than the district and state averages across all subject areas, and it has had low graduation rates ranging from 74.6% to 88.2% over the past several years, with high dropout rates of 6.4% to 22.4%. The school's performance is particularly concerning for certain student subgroups, including females, males, Hispanics, African Americans, English Language Learners, Special Education students, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Interestingly, North Heights Alter's per-student spending is significantly higher than nearby high schools, such as Amarillo High School, Caprock High School, Tascosa High School, and Palo Duro High School, which all significantly outperform North Heights Alter in terms of academic achievement, graduation rates, and test scores. This suggests that the school may not be effectively utilizing its resources to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 607 N Hughes
       Amarillo, TX  79107-5045


(806) 326-2850

District: Amarillo Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1850th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $50,111 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  3.3 Help
Number of students:  114

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.0%
White:
18.4%
African American:
16.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.8% Help


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Compare Details North Heights Alter ranks worse than 94.3% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks last 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 5.05. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of North Heights Alter 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 Student population at North Heights Alter is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57%), White (18.4%), African American (16.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Heights Alter is 3.3, which is the 2nd best among 5 high schools in the Amarillo Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Heights Alter is $50,111, which is the 2nd highest among 5 high schools in the Amarillo Independent School District (Isd).
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

North Heights Alter:

SchoolDigger ranks North Heights Alter 1850th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See North Heights Alter in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 North Heights Alter

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Rank History for all students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 49.55 934th 1497 37.6%
2008 49.41 948th 1510 37.2%
2010 40.88 1221st 1568 22.1%
2014 23.07 1450th 1734 16.4%
2015 9.65 1586th 1743 9.0%
2016 8.63 1619th 1762 8.1%
2017 7.61 1624th 1777 8.6%
2018 3.59 1749th 1797 2.7%
2019 3.49 1783rd 1857 4.0%
2021 13.24 1637th 1861 12.0%
2022 7.64 1748th 1876 6.8%
2023 5.05 1850th 1961 5.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 35.47 726th 1278 43.2%
2023 9.78 1315th 1371 4.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.78 1308th 1357 3.6%
2021 10.42 1367th 1382 1.1%
2022 3.62 1410th 1418 0.6%
2023 23.32 1268th 1478 14.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.94 1791st 1794 0.2%
2019 4.18 1765th 1818 2.9%
2021 11.34 1698th 1848 8.1%
2022 8.62 1730th 1847 6.3%
2023 4.88 1813th 1897 4.4%
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Rank History for Female students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.24 1776th 1781 0.3%
2019 3.05 1739th 1798 3.3%
2021 18.60 1511th 1815 16.7%
2022 7.47 1714th 1841 6.9%
2023 3.22 1810th 1891 4.3%
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Rank History for At Risk students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.34 1708th 1784 4.3%
2019 10.56 1741st 1810 3.8%
2021 25.81 1424th 1829 22.1%
2022 18.72 1623rd 1837 11.6%
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Rank History for Male students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.80 1679th 1803 6.9%
2019 4.10 1783rd 1824 2.2%
2021 15.77 1577th 1840 14.3%
2022 11.73 1657th 1853 10.6%
2023 8.14 1755th 1913 8.3%
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Rank History for African American students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.81 671st 1024 34.5%
2022 12.15 945th 1031 8.3%
2023 12.45 969th 1069 9.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.17 1660th 1691 1.8%
2019 3.74 1673rd 1714 2.4%
2021 7.32 1632nd 1743 6.4%
2022 11.04 1603rd 1762 9.0%
2023 7.34 1685th 1820 7.4%
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Rank History for White students at North Heights Alter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.11 1091st 1539 29.1%
2019 0.44 1513th 1526 0.9%
2021 4.97 1436th 1510 4.9%
2022 4.87 1459th 1525 4.3%
2023 0.12 1569th 1576 0.4%
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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 North Heights Alter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 93 56 0 33 0 n/a n/a 0 182
1990 110 50 0 43 0 n/a n/a 0 203
1991 79 39 0 37 0 n/a n/a 0 155
1992 82 36 2 25 0 n/a n/a 0 145
1993 72 37 0 21 0 n/a n/a 0 130
1994 76 33 1 28 0 n/a n/a 0 138
1995 121 31 1 39 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1996 121 31 1 39 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1997 90 27 0 47 0 n/a n/a 0 164
1998 65 8 0 23 0 n/a n/a 0 96
1999 60 4 2 30 0 n/a n/a 0 96
2000 67 9 0 39 0 n/a n/a 0 115
2001 53 5 1 36 0 n/a n/a 0 95
2002 47 3 0 30 0 n/a n/a 0 80
2003 47 3 0 30 0 n/a n/a 0 80
2004 61 10 0 27 0 n/a n/a 0 98
2005 36 10 0 36 1 n/a n/a 0 83
2006 25 9 0 38 0 n/a n/a 0 72
2007 41 11 1 45 0 n/a n/a 0 98
2008 53 10 3 46 1 n/a n/a 0 113
2009 56 31 2 61 0 n/a n/a 0 150
2010 71 57 3 132 2 n/a n/a 0 265
2011 70 46 3 121 1 0 6 0 247
2012 78 49 0 124 3 0 8 0 262
2013 95 53 2 166 1 0 6 0 323
2014 107 74 6 244 2 0 6 0 439
2015 103 84 23 287 5 1 11 0 514
2016 98 81 32 290 3 0 12 0 516
2017 78 60 33 226 2 0 10 0 409
2018 61 38 18 189 2 0 11 0 319
2019 51 27 6 164 1 0 7 0 256
2020 37 25 5 130 2 0 9 0 208
2021 38 22 2 91 1 0 8 0 162
2022 31 21 2 83 1 0 6 0 144
2023 21 19 3 65 1 0 5 0 114

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 North Heights Alter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 182 n/a n/a n/a
1990 203 29.0 7.0 n/a
1991 155 29.2 5.3 n/a
1992 145 10.1 14.3 45.5
1993 130 13.0 10.0 46.9
1994 138 15.1 9.1 28.3
1995 192 13.8 13.9 10.9
1996 192 13.8 13.9 10.9
1997 164 17.3 9.5 32.3
1998 96 15.4 6.2 32.3
1999 96 15.6 6.2 22.9
2000 115 17.5 6.6 20.9
2001 95 17.5 5.4 26.3
2002 80 16.0 5.0 27.5
2003 80 16.0 5.0 27.5
2004 98 15.6 6.3 41.8
2005 83 15.8 5.3 39.8
2006 72 23.3 3.1 54.2
2007 98 23.2 4.2 54.1
2008 113 23.4 4.8 35.4
2009 150 23.8 6.3 41.3
2010 265 23.3 11.3 40.4
2011 247 24.2 10.1 51.4
2012 262 23.8 10.9 48.5
2013 323 24.4 13.2 45.2
2014 439 23.7 18.5 49
2015 514 24.0 21.4 48.2
2016 516 24.0 21.5 41.1
2017 409 24.9 16.3 41.3
2018 319 26.0 12.2 38.9
2019 256 26.3 9.7 45.3
2020 208 25.9 8.0 42.8
2021 162 30.6 5.2 56.2
2022 144 31.7 4.5 60.4
2023 114 34.3 3.3 72.8

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 North Heights Alter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 182 n/a n/a n/a
1990 203 29.0 7.0 n/a
1991 155 29.2 5.3 n/a
1992 145 10.1 14.3 45.5
1993 130 13.0 10.0 46.9
1994 138 15.1 9.1 28.3
1995 192 13.8 13.9 10.9
1996 192 13.8 13.9 10.9
1997 164 17.3 9.5 32.3
1998 96 15.4 6.2 32.3
1999 96 15.6 6.2 22.9
2000 115 17.5 6.6 20.9
2001 95 17.5 5.4 26.3
2002 80 16.0 5.0 27.5
2003 80 16.0 5.0 27.5
2004 98 15.6 6.3 41.8
2005 83 15.8 5.3 39.8
2006 72 23.3 3.1 54.2
2007 98 23.2 4.2 54.1
2008 113 23.4 4.8 35.4
2009 150 23.8 6.3 41.3
2010 265 23.3 11.3 40.4
2011 247 24.2 10.1 51.4
2012 262 23.8 10.9 48.5
2013 323 24.4 13.2 45.2
2014 439 23.7 18.5 49
2015 514 24.0 21.4 48.2
2016 516 24.0 21.5 41.1
2017 409 24.9 16.3 41.3
2018 319 26.0 12.2 38.9
2019 256 26.3 9.7 45.3
2020 208 25.9 8.0 42.8
2021 162 30.6 5.2 56.2
2022 144 31.7 4.5 60.4
2023 114 34.3 3.3 72.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for North Heights Alter

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $4,432 (9.6%) $41,734 (90.4%) $46,166
2020 $6,463 (8.8%) $66,680 (91.2%) $73,143
2021 $4,436 (8.9%) $45,675 (91.1%) $50,111

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Heights Alter

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1783rd of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1850th of 1961 High schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (North Heights Alter)013
 13%
   End of Course Algebra I (Amarillo Independent School District (Isd))6047
 13%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6246
 16%
End of Course Biology (North Heights Alter)00
   End of Course Biology (Amarillo Independent School District (Isd))6562
 3%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (North Heights Alter)130
 13%
   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 (North Heights Alter)510
 5%
   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 (North Heights Alter)2540
 15%
   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 Students256114
 55.5%
African American2719
 29.6%
American Indian11
Asian63
 50%
Hispanic16465
 60.4%
Pacific Islander00
White5121
 58.8%
Two or More Races75
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.3%72.8%
 27.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 114 students attended North Heights Alter.

North Heights Alter ranks in the bottom 5.7% of Texas high schools.

Students at North Heights Alter are 57% Hispanic, 18% White, 17% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Texas Education Agency.

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