Youth Center Of High Plains

Summary:

Youth Center Of High Plains is a small public high school in Amarillo, Texas, serving grades 6-12 with just 49 students. Despite being part of the Canyon Independent School District, which is ranked 261 out of 968 districts in the state, this school consistently underperforms compared to nearby high schools like West Plains High School, Randall High School, and Palo Duro High School.

With a very low student-teacher ratio of 6.1, Youth Center Of High Plains has consistently ranked in the bottom 10-15% of Texas high schools over the past decade, with a ranking between 1,378 and 1,716 out of around 1,900-1,960 high schools. This is largely due to the school's extremely low graduation rates, which have been 0% for several years, and high dropout rates ranging from 0% to 11.1% in recent years. Across all grade levels and subject areas, the proficiency rates on the STAAR exams at Youth Center Of High Plains are significantly lower than the district and state averages.

The unique challenges faced by this school, such as a high percentage of economically disadvantaged and at-risk students (over 70% in recent years), suggest that the school may need to re-evaluate its educational model, leadership, and intervention strategies to address the persistent underperformance. Despite increased spending per student, from $17,495 in 2018-2019 to $23,702 in 2020-2021, the school has not shown any significant improvement in its outcomes over the past decade, indicating a need for a comprehensive review and implementation of targeted interventions to improve the outcomes for its students.


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Public 6-12

 9300 S Georgia
       Amarillo, TX  79118-9475


(806) 677-2450

District: Canyon Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1716th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,702 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  6.1 Help
Number of students:  49

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
40.8%
White:
36.7%
African American:
18.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4% Help


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Compare Details Youth Center Of High Plains ranks worse than 81.4% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details Youth Center Of High Plains ranks worse than 87.5% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks last among 4 ranked high schools in the Canyon Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.17. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Youth Center Of High Plains 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 Youth Center Of High Plains has the smallest high school student body size in the Canyon Independent School District (Isd). Student population at Youth Center Of High Plains is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (40.8%), White (36.7%), African American (18.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Canyon Independent School District (Isd). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Youth Center Of High Plains is 6.1, which is the lowest among 4 high schools in the Canyon Independent School District (Isd)! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Youth Center Of High Plains is $23,702, which is the highest among 4 high schools in the Canyon Independent School District (Isd)!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Youth Center Of High Plains:

SchoolDigger ranks Youth Center Of High Plains 1896th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Youth Center Of High Plains in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Male students:

SchoolDigger ranks Youth Center Of High Plains 1716th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Youth Center Of High Plains in the ranking list.)

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Canyon Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Canyon Independent School District (Isd) 261st of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Youth Center Of High Plains

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Rank History for all middle school students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 2.57 1551st 1573 1.4%
2005 15.29 1437th 1582 9.2%
2008 0.57 1698th 1718 1.2%
2009 6.39 1722nd 1763 2.3%
2011 13.49 1812th 1895 4.4%
2012 3.04 1904th 1951 2.4%
2013 7.17 1895th 1973 4.0%
2014 6.38 1917th 1987 3.5%
2015 14.95 1856th 2043 9.2%
2016 15.13 1817th 1987 8.6%
2017 11.35 1925th 2027 5.0%
2018 18.05 1856th 2080 10.8%
2019 19.17 1905th 2193 13.1%
2021 20.89 1846th 2252 18.0%
2022 14.67 2052nd 2254 9.0%
2023 22.70 1896th 2330 18.6%
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Rank History for middle school At Risk students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.43 898th 2008 55.3%
2019 51.27 806th 2058 60.8%
2021 42.90 1108th 2118 47.7%
2022 35.30 1489th 2182 31.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.98 1542nd 2030 24.0%
2019 20.33 1798th 2069 13.1%
2021 15.52 1974th 2168 8.9%
2022 25.79 1769th 2228 20.6%
2023 27.33 1724th 2245 23.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.17 1777th 1895 6.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.47 1579th 1684 6.2%
2021 11.78 1611th 1700 5.2%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Youth Center Of High Plains

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Rank History for all high school students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 8.88 1355th 1427 5.0%
2005 12.36 1325th 1429 7.3%
2006 26.04 1213th 1430 15.2%
2007 27.61 1248th 1497 16.6%
2008 33.34 1219th 1510 19.3%
2009 39.09 1190th 1539 22.7%
2010 47.17 1094th 1568 30.2%
2011 30.13 1438th 1672 14.0%
2012 22.15 1378th 1603 14.0%
2013 14.52 1484th 1652 10.2%
2014 8.46 1611th 1734 7.1%
2015 13.53 1551st 1743 11.0%
2017 12.01 1557th 1777 12.4%
2018 15.60 1536th 1797 14.5%
2019 4.62 1753rd 1857 5.6%
2021 19.70 1531st 1861 17.7%
2022 15.74 1602nd 1876 14.6%
2023 12.17 1716th 1961 12.5%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.14 1284th 1347 4.7%
2019 16.01 1325th 1357 2.4%
2021 19.30 1272nd 1382 8.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 2.30 1842nd 1848 0.3%
2022 14.80 1640th 1847 11.2%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.07 1471st 1781 17.4%
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Rank History for high school At Risk students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.38 1370th 1784 23.2%
2019 13.06 1706th 1810 5.7%
2021 39.08 1049th 1829 42.6%
2022 30.66 1282nd 1837 30.2%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.22 1570th 1803 12.9%
2019 4.55 1779th 1824 2.5%
2021 24.02 1415th 1840 23.1%
2022 18.18 1546th 1853 16.6%
2023 16.35 1608th 1913 15.9%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.89 1356th 1691 19.8%
2019 3.78 1667th 1714 2.7%
2021 18.68 1469th 1743 15.7%
2022 15.29 1544th 1762 12.4%
2023 29.16 1319th 1820 27.5%
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Rank History for high school White students at Youth Center Of High Plains

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.88 1471st 1539 4.4%
2019 1.83 1489th 1526 2.4%
2022 4.00 1468th 1525 3.7%
2023 2.97 1514th 1576 3.9%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Youth Center Of High Plains

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 20 9 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 42
1995 21 9 0 22 0 n/a n/a 0 52
1996 21 9 0 22 0 n/a n/a 0 52
1997 24 7 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 47
1998 20 7 1 17 0 n/a n/a 0 45
1999 21 11 0 15 1 n/a n/a 0 48
2000 25 10 0 10 0 n/a n/a 0 45
2001 27 8 0 13 1 n/a n/a 0 49
2002 19 10 1 23 1 n/a n/a 0 54
2003 19 10 1 23 1 n/a n/a 0 54
2004 23 7 0 17 1 n/a n/a 0 48
2005 25 6 1 12 0 n/a n/a 0 44
2006 26 6 0 19 0 n/a n/a 0 51
2007 25 10 0 23 1 n/a n/a 0 59
2008 20 10 1 19 0 n/a n/a 0 50
2009 33 7 0 15 0 n/a n/a 0 55
2010 26 8 1 12 1 n/a n/a 0 48
2011 13 8 0 22 0 0 0 0 43
2012 23 17 0 24 0 0 1 0 65
2013 18 11 0 23 1 0 0 0 53
2014 21 7 0 27 0 0 2 0 57
2015 17 5 0 30 0 0 1 0 53
2016 21 3 1 28 0 0 1 0 54
2017 21 8 0 29 0 0 0 0 58
2018 24 7 0 19 0 0 2 0 52
2019 21 6 1 21 0 0 2 0 51
2020 19 9 1 7 0 0 2 0 38
2021 15 6 1 17 0 0 0 0 39
2022 20 11 0 19 0 0 1 0 51
2023 18 9 1 20 0 0 1 0 49

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 Youth Center Of High Plains

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 42 2.5 16.8 0
1995 52 2.5 20.8 0
1996 52 2.5 20.8 0
1997 47 4.5 10.4 0
1998 45 3.5 12.9 2.2
1999 48 2.5 19.2 4.2
2000 45 2.5 18.0 13.3
2001 49 3.0 16.3 2
2002 54 3.0 18.0 1.9
2003 54 3.0 18.0 1.9
2004 48 5.0 9.6 2.1
2005 44 8.2 5.4 11.4
2006 51 8.1 6.3 5.9
2007 59 8.3 7.1 3.4
2008 50 9.4 5.3 10
2009 55 8.4 6.5 9.1
2010 48 4.4 10.7 14.6
2011 43 7.1 6.0 9.3
2012 65 9.2 6.9 12.3
2013 53 8.1 6.4 7.5
2014 57 9.0 6.3 12.3
2015 53 10.0 5.3 11.3
2016 54 10.0 5.4 20.4
2017 58 10.0 5.8 24.1
2018 52 10.0 5.2 13.5
2019 51 9.0 5.6 15.7
2020 38 9.0 4.2 7.9
2021 39 9.0 4.3 7.7
2022 51 9.0 5.6 15.7
2023 49 8.0 6.1 18.4

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 Youth Center Of High Plains

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 42 2.5 16.8 0
1995 52 2.5 20.8 0
1996 52 2.5 20.8 0
1997 47 4.5 10.4 0
1998 45 3.5 12.9 2.2
1999 48 2.5 19.2 4.2
2000 45 2.5 18.0 13.3
2001 49 3.0 16.3 2
2002 54 3.0 18.0 1.9
2003 54 3.0 18.0 1.9
2004 48 5.0 9.6 2.1
2005 44 8.2 5.4 11.4
2006 51 8.1 6.3 5.9
2007 59 8.3 7.1 3.4
2008 50 9.4 5.3 10
2009 55 8.4 6.5 9.1
2010 48 4.4 10.7 14.6
2011 43 7.1 6.0 9.3
2012 65 9.2 6.9 12.3
2013 53 8.1 6.4 7.5
2014 57 9.0 6.3 12.3
2015 53 10.0 5.3 11.3
2016 54 10.0 5.4 20.4
2017 58 10.0 5.8 24.1
2018 52 10.0 5.2 13.5
2019 51 9.0 5.6 15.7
2020 38 9.0 4.2 7.9
2021 39 9.0 4.3 7.7
2022 51 9.0 5.6 15.7
2023 49 8.0 6.1 18.4

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 Youth Center Of High Plains

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $3,035 (17.3%) $14,460 (82.7%) $17,495
2020 $4,143 (20.0%) $16,546 (80.0%) $20,689
2021 $4,821 (20.3%) $18,881 (79.7%) $23,702

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Center Of High Plains

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 1905th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 1896th of 2330 Middle schools
 5.5%
Ranks 1753rd of 1857 High schoolsRanks 1716th of 1961 High schools
 6.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade Reading (Youth Center Of High Plains)3633
 3%
   8th Grade Reading (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))5864
 6%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Youth Center Of High Plains)2022
 2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))6358
 5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Youth Center Of High Plains)1325
 12%
   8th Grade Science (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))5657
 1%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Youth Center Of High Plains)1322
 9%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))3638
 2%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Youth Center Of High Plains)176
 11%
   End of Course Algebra I (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))6161
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Youth Center Of High Plains)1430
 16%
   End of Course Biology (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))7275
 3%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Youth Center Of High Plains)029
 29%
   End of Course English I Reading (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))6168
 7%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Youth Center Of High Plains)031
 31%
   End of Course English II Reading (Canyon Independent School District (Isd))5865
 7%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students5149
 3.9%
African American69
 50%
American Indian00
Asian11
Hispanic2120
 4.8%
Pacific Islander00
White2118
 14.3%
Two or More Races21
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.7%18.4%
 2.7%


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Youth Center Of High Plains ranks in the bottom 12.5% of Texas high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 49 students attended Youth Center Of High Plains.

Students at Youth Center Of High Plains are 41% Hispanic, 37% White, 18% African American, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.


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