Palo Alto Middle

Public 6-8

 2301 W Elms Rd
       Killeen, TX  76549-7637


(254) 336-1200

District: Killeen Independent School District (ISD)

SchoolDigger Rank:
2088th of 2,254 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,299 Help

Students who attend Palo Alto Middle usually attend:

High:    Robert M Shoemaker High School

Feeder schools for Palo Alto Middle:

Elementary:    Maxdale Elementary
    Willow Springs Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  17.5
Number of students:  866

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.6%
Hispanic:
29.0%
White:
11.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.3%

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Compare Details Palo Alto Middle ranks worse than 92.6% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranks 9th among 10 ranked middle schools in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD). (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (47.6%), Hispanic (29%), White (11.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palo Alto Middle is 17.5. 7 middle schools in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD) have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Palo Alto Middle is $11,299, which is the 2nd highest among 10 middle schools in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD).
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Palo Alto Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Palo Alto Middle 2088th of 2254 Texas public middle schools. (See Palo Alto Middle in the ranking list.)

Killeen Independent School District (ISD):

SchoolDigger ranks Killeen Independent School District (ISD) 695th of 965 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Palo Alto Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 37.97 1157th 1573 26.4%
2005 45.28 982nd 1582 37.9%
2006 50.27 885th 1585 44.2%
2007 48.02 1009th 1684 40.1%
2008 33.83 1366th 1718 20.5%
2009 41.67 1234th 1763 30.0%
2010 36.65 1397th 1803 22.5%
2011 36.18 1502nd 1895 20.7%
2012 36.29 1370th 1951 29.8%
2013 36.59 1409th 1973 28.6%
2014 26.46 1595th 1987 19.7%
2015 42.17 1290th 2043 36.9%
2016 30.23 1548th 1987 22.1%
2017 25.52 1601st 2027 21.0%
2018 16.63 1899th 2080 8.7%
2019 16.53 1969th 2193 10.2%
2021 27.03 1683rd 2252 25.3%
2022 13.32 2088th 2254 7.4%

Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Palo Alto Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 225 307 44 127 4 n/a n/a 0 707
1996 225 307 44 127 4 n/a n/a 0 707
1997 243 305 41 146 2 n/a n/a 0 737
1998 238 334 36 154 5 n/a n/a 0 767
1999 215 378 36 151 7 n/a n/a 0 787
2000 219 400 36 150 8 n/a n/a 0 813
2001 229 425 47 152 8 n/a n/a 0 861
2002 201 397 34 167 8 n/a n/a 0 807
2003 201 397 34 167 8 n/a n/a 0 807
2004 233 435 30 166 6 n/a n/a 0 870
2005 183 392 29 132 6 n/a n/a 0 742
2006 169 404 28 122 5 n/a n/a 0 728
2007 180 382 36 139 4 n/a n/a 0 741
2008 184 374 46 150 4 n/a n/a 0 758
2009 193 403 36 147 3 n/a n/a 0 782
2010 164 393 28 192 3 n/a n/a 0 780
2011 138 416 30 227 5 6 44 0 866
2012 131 446 34 257 7 11 52 0 938
2013 153 384 36 275 7 18 58 0 931
2014 144 398 28 240 5 15 51 0 881
2015 143 449 21 245 5 17 46 0 926
2016 123 445 17 227 6 14 44 0 876
2017 117 452 19 241 7 25 53 0 914
2018 75 300 13 197 2 18 47 0 652
2019 83 339 19 199 5 13 47 0 705
2020 80 315 22 220 4 18 55 0 714
2021 102 412 22 251 4 21 54 0 866

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

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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 Palo Alto Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 707 44.6 15.9 22.9
1996 707 44.6 15.9 22.9
1997 737 52.7 14.0 25
1998 767 51.5 14.9 26.7
1999 787 53.3 14.8 44
2000 813 52.9 15.4 42.4
2001 861 55.5 15.5 40.4
2002 807 54.8 14.7 40.8
2003 807 54.8 14.7 40.8
2004 870 59.4 14.6 44.4
2005 742 53.8 13.8 48.7
2006 728 54.1 13.5 48.2
2007 741 53.5 13.9 49.4
2008 758 53.7 14.1 49.1
2009 782 50.8 15.4 52.7
2010 780 51.9 15.0 54.1
2011 866 59.6 14.5 52.3
2012 938 59.7 15.7 56.3
2013 931 61.2 15.1 58.1
2014 881 62.0 14.1 62.3
2015 926 58.0 15.9 66.4
2016 876 60.0 14.6 67
2017 914 58.9 15.5 66.1
2018 652 48.9 13.3 77.8
2019 705 47.3 14.9 70.8
2020 714 46.4 15.3 82.5
2021 866 49.4 17.5 66.3

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Palo Alto Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 707 44.6 15.9 22.9
1996 707 44.6 15.9 22.9
1997 737 52.7 14.0 25
1998 767 51.5 14.9 26.7
1999 787 53.3 14.8 44
2000 813 52.9 15.4 42.4
2001 861 55.5 15.5 40.4
2002 807 54.8 14.7 40.8
2003 807 54.8 14.7 40.8
2004 870 59.4 14.6 44.4
2005 742 53.8 13.8 48.7
2006 728 54.1 13.5 48.2
2007 741 53.5 13.9 49.4
2008 758 53.7 14.1 49.1
2009 782 50.8 15.4 52.7
2010 780 51.9 15.0 54.1
2011 866 59.6 14.5 52.3
2012 938 59.7 15.7 56.3
2013 931 61.2 15.1 58.1
2014 881 62.0 14.1 62.3
2015 926 58.0 15.9 66.4
2016 876 60.0 14.6 67
2017 914 58.9 15.5 66.1
2018 652 48.9 13.3 77.8
2019 705 47.3 14.9 70.8
2020 714 46.4 15.3 82.5
2021 866 49.4 17.5 66.3

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 Palo Alto Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,072 (9.5%) $10,227 (90.5%) $11,299

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Palo Alto Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1969th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 2088th of 2254 Middle schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Palo Alto Middle)2322
 1%
   6th Grade Reading (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))2831
 3%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3542
 7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Palo Alto Middle)3012
 18%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))4527
 18%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Palo Alto Middle)2630
 4%
   7th Grade Reading (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))3743
 6%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4754
 7%
7th Grade Writing (Palo Alto Middle)1218
 6%
   7th Grade Writing (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))2925
 4%
   7th Grade Writing (Texas)4031
 9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Palo Alto Middle)2610
 16%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))4020
 20%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4129
 12%
8th Grade Reading (Palo Alto Middle)2628
 2%
   8th Grade Reading (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))4947
 2%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Palo Alto Middle)3414
 20%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))5224
 28%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5538
 17%
8th Grade Science (Palo Alto Middle)1824
 6%
   8th Grade Science (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))3932
 7%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4943
 6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Palo Alto Middle)117
 4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))2520
 5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3529
 6%
End of Course Algebra I (Palo Alto Middle)10082
 18%
   End of Course Algebra I (Killeen Independent School District (ISD))4336
 7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6246
 16%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students705866
 22.8%
African American339412
 21.5%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian1922
 15.8%
Hispanic199251
 26.1%
Pacific Islander1321
 61.5%
White83102
 22.9%
Two or More Races4754
 14.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.8%66.3%
 4.5%




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Palo Alto Middle ranks in the bottom 7.4% of Texas middle schools.

In the 2020-21 school year, 866 students attended Palo Alto Middle.

Students at Palo Alto Middle are 48% African American, 29% Hispanic, 12% White, 6% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% Pacific Islander.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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