Accountability rating

Met standard

Palmer ISD: B

Total students

314

Avg. teacher experience

12.7 years

Palmer ISD: 10.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

91.9 %

Palmer ISD: 91.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

Palmer High School is a high school in Palmer, TX, in the Palmer ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 314 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 36% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 4.1% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $53,694, which is $360 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Palmer High School was 1031. The average ACT score was 20.4. In the Class of 2017, 91.9% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.3%.

Contact information

Website

www.palmer-isd.org

Address

P O Box 790
Palmer, TX 75152-0790

Office phone number

(972) 449-3487

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Palmer High School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

314

African American

4 (1.3%)

Palmer ISD: 1.7%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

1 (0.3%)

Palmer ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

1 (0.3%)

Palmer ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

127 (40.4%)

Palmer ISD: 41.5%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

175 (55.7%)

Palmer ISD: 54.3%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

6 (1.9%)

Palmer ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

1.3%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

0.3%

Hispanic

40.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

55.7%

Two or more races

1.9%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

36 %

Palmer ISD: 40.7%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

43.9 %

Palmer ISD: 50.7%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

4.5 %

Palmer ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

36.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

43.9%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.5%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

4.1 %

Palmer ISD: 8.7%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

92 %

Palmer ISD: 25.3%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

6.1 %

Palmer ISD: 3.2%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

15.3 %

Palmer ISD: 14.4%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

4.1%

Career and technical

92.0%

Gifted and talented

6.1%

Special education

15.3%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Palmer ISD: B

Student achievement

N/A

Palmer ISD: B

School progress

N/A

Palmer ISD: B

Closing the gaps

N/A

Palmer ISD: B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2018 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

91.9 %

Palmer ISD: 91.9%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

93.5 %

Palmer ISD: 93.5%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

90.7 %

Palmer ISD: 90.7%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

N/A

American Indian

N/A

Asian

N/A

Hispanic

93.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

90.7%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.3 %

Palmer ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Palmer ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

Masked

Palmer ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

Masked

Palmer ISD: Masked

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 2.2%

White

0.5 %

Palmer ISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2015-2016 school year.

All students

0 %

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

Masked

Palmer ISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

Palmer ISD: Masked

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

0 %

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 24.4%

White

0 %

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

N/A

Palmer ISD: N/A

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1031

Palmer ISD: 1031

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.4

Palmer ISD: 20.4

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2017.

Reading

44.1 %

Palmer ISD: 44.1%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

20.6 %

Palmer ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

20.6 %

Palmer ISD: 20.6%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

44.1%

Math

20.6%

Reading + Math

20.6%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

27.8

African American

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 1%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

1.7 (6.2%)

Palmer ISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

26.1 (93.8%)

Palmer ISD: 92.2%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

18.5 (66.5%)

Palmer ISD: 76.9%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

9.3 (33.5%)

Palmer ISD: 22.6%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

0 (0%)

Palmer ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

11.3

Palmer ISD: 14.1

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

12.7 years

Palmer ISD: 10.9 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$53,694

Palmer ISD: $48,156

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$43,909

Palmer ISD: $37,002

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$44,470

Palmer ISD: $43,144

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$51,968

Palmer ISD: $44,578

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$55,618

Palmer ISD: $51,704

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$63,262

Palmer ISD: $61,094

Statewide: $61,428

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