Palacios J H

Summary:

Palacios J H is a public middle school located in Palacios, Texas, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 293 students. The school is part of the Palacios Independent School District, which is ranked 400 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Palacios J H's academic performance is mixed, with below-average STAAR test scores in mathematics but relatively stronger performance in reading, science, and social studies. The school's Asian and Gifted and Talented students consistently outperform the state averages, while Hispanic, White, English Language Learner, and Special Education students struggle to meet state standards. Interestingly, the school's performance for Low Socioeconomic Status students is better, ranking in the top 40% of Texas middle schools. Compared to the nearby Tidehaven Intermediate, Palacios J H lags behind in most academic areas, though it serves a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

Despite these challenges, Palacios J H has maintained a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating a relatively stable academic performance. The school's strengths lie in its strong performance in STAAR Reading, Science, and Social Studies, as well as its exceptional performance in STAAR EOC Algebra I. However, the school's struggles in mathematics, particularly for its Hispanic, White, and English Language Learner students, present an area for improvement, as does the performance of its economically disadvantaged and special education populations.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 200 Shark Dr
       Palacios, TX  77465-3698


(361) 972-2417

District: Palacios Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
1077th of 2,330 Texas Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,332 Help


Students who attend Palacios J H usually attend:

High:    Palacios Junior Senior High School

Feeder schools for Palacios J H:

Elementary:    Central Elementary
    East Side Intermediate

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  293

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
69.6%
White:
22.2%
Asian:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Palacios J H ranks better than 53.8% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.41. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (69.6%), White (22.2%), Asian (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palacios J H is 11.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Palacios J H is $12,332.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Palacios J H:

SchoolDigger ranks Palacios J H 1077th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Palacios J H 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 J H

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Rank History for all students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 52.94 832nd 1573 47.1%
2005 63.97 544th 1582 65.6%
2006 51.11 865th 1585 45.4%
2007 37.44 1231st 1684 26.9%
2008 64.78 573rd 1718 66.6%
2009 67.26 509th 1763 71.1%
2010 58.00 815th 1803 54.8%
2011 55.87 942nd 1895 50.3%
2012 60.06 760th 1951 61.0%
2013 61.34 725th 1973 63.3%
2014 61.39 749th 1987 62.3%
2015 51.47 1054th 2043 48.4%
2016 72.10 481st 1987 75.8%
2017 67.17 510th 2027 74.8%
2018 40.28 1229th 2080 40.9%
2019 47.19 1078th 2193 50.8%
2021 46.95 1101st 2252 51.1%
2022 49.73 1025th 2254 54.5%
2023 49.41 1077th 2330 53.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.02 1057th 1376 23.2%
2019 19.85 1362nd 1445 5.7%
2021 21.36 1508th 1592 5.3%
2022 22.13 1480th 1643 9.9%
2023 33.70 1193rd 1720 30.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.23 476th 1597 70.2%
2019 53.18 513th 1626 68.5%
2021 46.87 689th 1712 59.8%
2022 36.33 1103rd 1757 37.2%
2023 29.24 1447th 1815 20.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.27 1129th 2039 44.6%
2019 51.48 886th 2073 57.3%
2021 50.47 939th 2172 56.8%
2022 50.72 964th 2220 56.6%
2023 53.59 900th 2251 60.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.64 1236th 2008 38.4%
2019 49.33 978th 2047 52.2%
2021 48.19 1050th 2151 51.2%
2022 50.97 988th 2221 55.5%
2023 47.41 1112th 2241 50.4%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.35 940th 1446 35.0%
2021 68.27 505th 1501 66.4%
2022 71.04 379th 1488 74.5%
2023 73.92 289th 1481 80.5%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.57 1602nd 2008 20.2%
2019 43.45 1087th 2058 47.2%
2021 29.80 1647th 2118 22.2%
2022 42.72 1168th 2182 46.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.10 1179th 2030 41.9%
2019 44.31 1080th 2069 47.8%
2021 45.18 1113th 2168 48.7%
2022 48.03 1054th 2228 52.7%
2023 50.30 1028th 2245 54.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.11 536th 587 8.7%
2019 31.32 466th 594 21.5%
2021 62.44 202nd 589 65.7%
2022 54.13 303rd 606 50.0%
2023 67.73 186th 616 69.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.89 1273rd 1895 32.8%
2019 48.30 919th 1935 52.5%
2021 44.61 1067th 2043 47.8%
2022 50.36 905th 2077 56.4%
2023 39.72 1300th 2116 38.6%
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Rank History for White students at Palacios J H

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.98 737th 1673 55.9%
2019 45.70 907th 1684 46.1%
2021 39.95 1067th 1700 37.2%
2022 45.39 959th 1723 44.3%
2023 61.17 616th 1749 64.8%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Palacios J H

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 120 10 42 156 n/a n/a n/a 0 328
1989 119 15 57 156 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1990 124 14 54 161 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1991 168 12 46 160 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1992 172 12 46 176 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1993 177 14 57 181 0 n/a n/a 0 429
1994 145 15 59 177 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1995 145 15 66 171 0 n/a n/a 0 397
1996 145 15 66 171 0 n/a n/a 0 397
1997 141 12 68 181 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1998 136 13 74 176 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1999 124 9 63 191 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2000 136 13 60 189 1 n/a n/a 0 399
2001 99 10 38 133 1 n/a n/a 0 281
2002 81 12 30 128 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2003 81 12 30 128 0 n/a n/a 0 251
2004 70 11 26 141 0 n/a n/a 0 248
2005 69 13 26 123 1 n/a n/a 0 232
2006 64 15 38 120 0 n/a n/a 0 237
2007 52 9 37 145 0 n/a n/a 0 243
2008 62 10 32 141 1 n/a n/a 0 246
2009 62 13 28 134 2 n/a n/a 0 239
2010 44 9 24 139 1 n/a n/a 0 217
2011 41 8 23 138 0 0 3 0 213
2012 46 6 22 148 0 0 3 0 225
2013 44 4 21 155 1 0 4 0 229
2014 54 4 21 147 0 1 3 0 230
2015 52 6 24 141 0 0 2 0 225
2016 40 5 25 139 0 0 3 0 212
2017 42 6 20 128 0 0 4 0 200
2018 40 4 16 134 0 0 4 0 198
2019 61 5 19 217 0 0 5 0 307
2020 69 5 19 206 0 0 3 0 302
2021 76 6 17 207 2 0 3 0 311
2022 70 2 18 207 2 0 4 0 303
2023 65 2 18 204 1 0 3 0 293

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 J H

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 26.0 12.6 n/a
1989 347 n/a n/a n/a
1990 353 27.0 13.0 n/a
1991 386 27.5 14.0 n/a
1992 406 29.3 13.8 41.9
1993 429 29.0 14.8 47.6
1994 396 29.3 13.5 52.8
1995 397 29.2 13.6 48.9
1996 397 29.2 13.6 48.9
1997 402 30.3 13.3 47.8
1998 399 25.6 15.6 47.9
1999 387 30.1 12.9 58.4
2000 399 31.5 12.7 58.1
2001 281 21.6 13.0 54.1
2002 251 20.4 12.3 62.2
2003 251 20.4 12.3 62.2
2004 248 20.7 12.0 60.5
2005 232 17.1 13.6 64.2
2006 237 17.2 13.8 67.1
2007 243 16.7 14.6 70.8
2008 246 18.1 13.6 64.6
2009 239 17.2 13.8 60.3
2010 217 17.6 12.3 66.8
2011 213 16.8 12.6 62.9
2012 225 16.4 13.6 60.4
2013 229 17.8 12.8 66.4
2014 230 19.5 11.7 66.1
2015 225 20.0 11.2 60.4
2016 212 21.0 10.0 58.5
2017 200 17.0 11.7 62
2018 198 16.1 12.2 63.1
2019 307 21.7 14.1 74.3
2020 302 22.8 13.2 71.9
2021 311 22.6 13.7 66.9
2022 303 22.1 13.7 69.3
2023 293 24.8 11.7 72

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 J H

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 328 26.0 12.6 n/a
1989 347 n/a n/a n/a
1990 353 27.0 13.0 n/a
1991 386 27.5 14.0 n/a
1992 406 29.3 13.8 41.9
1993 429 29.0 14.8 47.6
1994 396 29.3 13.5 52.8
1995 397 29.2 13.6 48.9
1996 397 29.2 13.6 48.9
1997 402 30.3 13.3 47.8
1998 399 25.6 15.6 47.9
1999 387 30.1 12.9 58.4
2000 399 31.5 12.7 58.1
2001 281 21.6 13.0 54.1
2002 251 20.4 12.3 62.2
2003 251 20.4 12.3 62.2
2004 248 20.7 12.0 60.5
2005 232 17.1 13.6 64.2
2006 237 17.2 13.8 67.1
2007 243 16.7 14.6 70.8
2008 246 18.1 13.6 64.6
2009 239 17.2 13.8 60.3
2010 217 17.6 12.3 66.8
2011 213 16.8 12.6 62.9
2012 225 16.4 13.6 60.4
2013 229 17.8 12.8 66.4
2014 230 19.5 11.7 66.1
2015 225 20.0 11.2 60.4
2016 212 21.0 10.0 58.5
2017 200 17.0 11.7 62
2018 198 16.1 12.2 63.1
2019 307 21.7 14.1 74.3
2020 302 22.8 13.2 71.9
2021 311 22.6 13.7 66.9
2022 303 22.1 13.7 69.3
2023 293 24.8 11.7 72

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 Palacios J H

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,586 (13.5%) $10,120 (86.4%) $11,707
2020 $1,291 (11.4%) $10,070 (88.6%) $11,361
2021 $1,571 (12.7%) $10,761 (87.3%) $12,332

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Palacios J H

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1078th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 1077th of 2330 Middle schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Palacios J H)3955
 16%
   6th Grade Reading (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))3955
 16%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Palacios J H)4028
 12%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))4028
 12%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Palacios J H)3345
 12%
   7th Grade Reading (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))3345
 12%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Palacios J H)4232
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))4232
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Palacios J H)5448
 6%
   8th Grade Reading (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))5448
 6%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Palacios J H)6439
 25%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))6439
 25%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Palacios J H)4952
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))4952
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Palacios J H)1735
 18%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))1735
 18%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Palacios J H)10089
 11%
   End of Course Algebra I (Palacios Independent School District (Isd))6549
 16%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students307293
 4.6%
African American52
 60%
American Indian01
Asian1918
 5.3%
Hispanic217204
 6%
Pacific Islander00
White6165
 6.6%
Two or More Races53
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients74.3%72%
 2.3%





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Students at Palacios J H are 70% Hispanic, 22% White, 6% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 293 students attended Palacios J H.

Palacios J H ranks 1077th of 2330 Texas schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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