Palacios Junior Senior High School

Summary:

Palacios High School is a public high school serving 383 students in grades 9-12 in Palacios, Texas, which is part of the Palacios Independent School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a significantly higher Hispanic enrollment (around 70%) compared to the state average, as well as a relatively high Asian student population (around 6-9%) compared to the nearby Tidehaven High School (0%).

Academically, Palacios High School has shown mixed performance on the STAAR End-of-Course exams, performing above the state average in English I Reading, English II Reading, and U.S. History, but lagging behind in Algebra I and Biology. The school has maintained a relatively high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 87.5% to 94.6% over the past few years, but its dropout rate has also been higher than the state average, ranging from 1.3% to 2.8% during the same period. Additionally, the school's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with Asian and Gifted and Talented students ranking highly, but English Language Learners and At-Risk students ranking in the bottom quartile of Texas high schools.

Compared to the nearby Tidehaven High School, Palacios High School has a significantly different student racial makeup and lower academic performance on most STAAR EOC exams. Palacios High School's statewide ranking has also steadily declined over the past few years, from 426 out of 1,797 Texas high schools in 2017-2018 to 908 out of 1,961 in 2022-2023, indicating a need for the district to closely examine the factors contributing to this decline and implement targeted interventions.


Detail:

Public 6-12

 100 Shark Dr
       Palacios, TX  77465-3699


(361) 972-2571

District: Palacios Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
908th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,591 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  383

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
72.1%
White:
18.8%
Asian:
6.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.9% Help


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Compare Details Palacios Junior Senior High School ranks better than 53.7% of high schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.88. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Palacios Junior Senior 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: Hispanic (72.1%), White (18.8%), Asian (6.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palacios Junior Senior High School is 11.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Palacios Junior Senior High School is $14,591.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Palacios Junior Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Palacios Junior Senior High School 908th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Palacios Junior Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Palacios Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Palacios Independent School District (Isd) 400th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Palacios Junior Senior High School

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Rank History for all students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 62.40 590th 1427 58.7%
2005 63.07 555th 1429 61.2%
2006 68.97 413th 1430 71.1%
2007 70.57 401st 1497 73.2%
2008 63.41 584th 1510 61.3%
2009 70.16 383rd 1539 75.1%
2010 63.16 632nd 1568 59.7%
2011 67.05 516th 1672 69.1%
2012 62.02 493rd 1603 69.2%
2013 62.10 565th 1652 65.8%
2014 56.01 768th 1734 55.7%
2015 59.23 723rd 1743 58.5%
2016 53.53 874th 1762 50.4%
2017 51.01 734th 1777 58.7%
2018 65.90 426th 1797 76.3%
2019 61.67 579th 1857 68.8%
2021 56.87 728th 1861 60.9%
2022 47.74 935th 1876 50.2%
2023 50.88 908th 1961 53.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.27 339th 1113 69.5%
2019 24.70 924th 1136 18.7%
2021 50.92 411th 1195 65.6%
2022 25.84 958th 1278 25.0%
2023 27.60 971st 1371 29.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.82 232nd 1347 82.8%
2019 54.38 441st 1357 67.5%
2021 53.22 460th 1382 66.7%
2022 43.41 689th 1418 51.4%
2023 42.55 752nd 1478 49.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.37 360th 1794 79.9%
2019 59.96 512th 1818 71.8%
2021 60.36 538th 1848 70.9%
2022 48.67 809th 1847 56.2%
2023 53.55 703rd 1897 62.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.05 714th 1781 59.9%
2019 58.20 685th 1798 61.9%
2021 52.48 826th 1815 54.5%
2022 53.48 783rd 1841 57.5%
2023 52.72 838th 1891 55.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.11 251st 1137 77.9%
2019 70.71 235th 1145 79.5%
2021 16.27 1065th 1177 9.5%
2023 72.37 55th 1182 95.3%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.20 260th 1784 85.4%
2019 56.07 556th 1810 69.3%
2021 39.05 1050th 1829 42.6%
2022 34.70 1180th 1837 35.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.18 346th 1803 80.8%
2019 62.70 522nd 1824 71.4%
2021 58.19 645th 1840 64.9%
2022 41.07 1030th 1853 44.4%
2023 45.29 988th 1913 48.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.77 151st 486 68.9%
2019 51.47 272nd 487 44.1%
2021 47.18 284th 488 41.8%
2022 70.76 131st 507 74.2%
2023 82.61 33rd 525 93.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 20.48 843rd 1031 18.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.75 504th 1691 70.2%
2019 58.00 578th 1714 66.3%
2021 61.16 518th 1743 70.3%
2022 49.06 758th 1762 57.0%
2023 49.11 812th 1820 55.4%
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Rank History for White students at Palacios Junior Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.65 301st 1539 80.4%
2019 59.45 534th 1526 65.0%
2021 35.89 1035th 1510 31.5%
2022 40.43 920th 1525 39.7%
2023 44.73 898th 1576 43.0%
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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 Palacios Junior Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 200 18 48 104 n/a n/a n/a 0 370
1989 180 19 45 124 0 n/a n/a 0 368
1990 156 17 44 138 0 n/a n/a 0 355
1991 147 17 50 146 0 n/a n/a 0 360
1992 164 15 64 155 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1993 175 16 63 155 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1994 202 15 64 169 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1995 203 17 72 206 2 n/a n/a 0 500
1996 203 17 72 206 2 n/a n/a 0 500
1997 186 16 78 203 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1998 178 13 78 203 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1999 189 17 86 206 0 n/a n/a 0 498
2000 182 15 87 212 0 n/a n/a 0 496
2001 170 16 86 216 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2002 161 14 77 234 1 n/a n/a 0 487
2003 161 14 77 234 1 n/a n/a 0 487
2004 159 16 68 233 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2005 151 17 62 242 1 n/a n/a 0 473
2006 154 21 63 243 0 n/a n/a 0 481
2007 134 25 65 232 1 n/a n/a 0 457
2008 115 27 67 234 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2009 101 23 60 255 1 n/a n/a 0 440
2010 113 22 53 254 2 n/a n/a 0 444
2011 104 12 54 283 4 0 1 0 458
2012 92 13 52 270 4 0 2 0 433
2013 97 17 49 262 3 0 4 0 432
2014 94 14 48 272 2 0 5 0 435
2015 91 13 43 268 0 0 10 0 425
2016 111 12 41 265 2 0 8 0 439
2017 99 14 46 274 1 0 8 0 442
2018 94 8 45 259 0 0 7 0 413
2019 85 8 45 263 0 0 5 0 406
2020 69 6 41 263 0 1 4 0 384
2021 69 11 34 252 0 0 3 0 369
2022 72 10 28 268 0 0 2 0 380
2023 72 5 24 276 0 0 6 0 383

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 Palacios Junior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 370 35.0 10.5 n/a
1989 368 n/a n/a n/a
1990 355 38.0 9.3 n/a
1991 360 37.6 9.5 n/a
1992 398 31.8 12.5 28.9
1993 409 32.0 12.8 39.6
1994 450 32.6 13.8 35.8
1995 500 38.6 13.0 38.2
1996 500 38.6 13.0 38.2
1997 483 39.1 12.4 41.8
1998 472 40.2 11.7 36.9
1999 498 42.6 11.7 49.4
2000 496 46.0 10.8 50.6
2001 488 44.4 11.0 44.3
2002 487 44.5 10.9 53.6
2003 487 44.5 10.9 53.6
2004 477 39.8 12.0 54.1
2005 473 38.5 12.3 57.3
2006 481 39.3 12.2 59.3
2007 457 39.7 11.5 50.5
2008 444 36.4 12.2 59.5
2009 440 37.6 11.7 59.1
2010 444 37.5 11.8 62.6
2011 458 38.2 11.9 59.4
2012 433 38.0 11.3 58
2013 432 35.1 12.2 58.1
2014 435 36.9 11.7 57.7
2015 425 37.0 11.4 63.1
2016 439 35.0 12.5 55.4
2017 442 36.8 11.9 58.6
2018 413 35.7 11.5 58.4
2019 406 34.9 11.6 66
2020 384 32.9 11.6 64.8
2021 369 32.2 11.4 67.8
2022 380 33.6 11.2 67.1
2023 383 33.5 11.4 67.9

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 Palacios Junior Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 370 35.0 10.5 n/a
1989 368 n/a n/a n/a
1990 355 38.0 9.3 n/a
1991 360 37.6 9.5 n/a
1992 398 31.8 12.5 28.9
1993 409 32.0 12.8 39.6
1994 450 32.6 13.8 35.8
1995 500 38.6 13.0 38.2
1996 500 38.6 13.0 38.2
1997 483 39.1 12.4 41.8
1998 472 40.2 11.7 36.9
1999 498 42.6 11.7 49.4
2000 496 46.0 10.8 50.6
2001 488 44.4 11.0 44.3
2002 487 44.5 10.9 53.6
2003 487 44.5 10.9 53.6
2004 477 39.8 12.0 54.1
2005 473 38.5 12.3 57.3
2006 481 39.3 12.2 59.3
2007 457 39.7 11.5 50.5
2008 444 36.4 12.2 59.5
2009 440 37.6 11.7 59.1
2010 444 37.5 11.8 62.6
2011 458 38.2 11.9 59.4
2012 433 38.0 11.3 58
2013 432 35.1 12.2 58.1
2014 435 36.9 11.7 57.7
2015 425 37.0 11.4 63.1
2016 439 35.0 12.5 55.4
2017 442 36.8 11.9 58.6
2018 413 35.7 11.5 58.4
2019 406 34.9 11.6 66
2020 384 32.9 11.6 64.8
2021 369 32.2 11.4 67.8
2022 380 33.6 11.2 67.1
2023 383 33.5 11.4 67.9

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 Palacios Junior Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,249 (14.5%) $13,301 (85.5%) $15,549
2020 $1,261 (9.2%) $12,482 (90.8%) $13,743
2021 $1,762 (12.1%) $12,829 (87.9%) $14,591

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Palacios Junior Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 579th of 1857 High schoolsRanks 908th of 1961 High schools
 15.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Palacios Junior Senior High School)5539
 16%
   End of Course Algebra I (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))6549
 16%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Palacios Junior Senior High School)7955
 24%
   End of Course Biology (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))7955
 24%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Palacios Junior Senior High School)6066
 6%
   End of Course English I Reading (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))6066
 6%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Palacios Junior Senior High School)5657
 1%
   End of Course English II Reading (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))5657
 1%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Palacios Junior Senior High School)7469
 5%
   End of Course U.S. History (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))7469
 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 Students406383
 5.7%
African American85
 37.5%
American Indian00
Asian4524
 46.7%
Hispanic263276
 4.9%
Pacific Islander00
White8572
 15.3%
Two or More Races56
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66%67.9%
 1.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Palacios Junior Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 383 students attended Palacios Junior Senior High School.

Palacios Junior Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Central Elementary
Elementary : East Side Intermediate

Palacios Junior Senior High School ranks 908th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Palacios Junior Senior High School are 72% Hispanic, 19% White, 6% Asian, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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