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Palacios High School in Palacios, TX
(09-12 • Public • Regular School)

City-data.com school rating (using weighted test average as compared to other schools in Texas) from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) is 54
Address
 100 SHARK DR
Palacios, TX 77465
Telephone
(361) 972-2571
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Website
http://www.palaciosisd.org
City-data.com school rating
54
Students
439
Classroom Teachers (FTE)
35.4
Free lunch eligible students
200
Reduced-price lunch
eligible students
43
School district
PALACIOS ISD
Charter school
No
Title I status
Title I schoolwide school
Magnet School Indicator
No
Shared Time Indicator
Missing
Adult education offered
No

Ratings

This school rating compared to other nearby schools ratings:
TIDEHAVEN H S (14.4 miles):

61
MATAGORDA SCHOOL (16.2 miles):

61
Palacios High School:

54
TIDEHAVEN INT (14.4 miles):

51
PALACIOS J H (0.4 miles):

50
BLESSING EL (11.4 miles):

42
CENTRAL EL (1.1 miles):

31
EAST SIDE INT (1.4 miles):

19
Palacios High School rating compared to average state, county and city schools ratings:
Texas:

54
Matagorda County:

48
Palacios:

39
Palacios High School:

54

Students & Teachers


Total enrollment:
Enrollment in 2016: 439
Enrollment in 2015: 425
Enrollment in 2014: 435
Enrollment in 2013: 432
Enrollment in 2012: 433
Enrollment in 2011: 458
Enrollment in 2010: 444
Enrollment in 2009: 440
Enrollment in 2008: 444
Enrollment in 2007: 457
Enrollment in 2006: 481
Enrollment in 2005: 473
Enrollment in 2004: 477
Enrollment in 2003: 487
Enrollment in 2002: 481
Enrollment in 2001: 488
Enrollment in 2000: 496
Enrollment in 1999: 498

Palacios High School - Historical enrollment


Enrollment by grade, gender and race:
(Note: Details may not add to totals. School year: 2015-2016)

GradeG09G10G11G12Total
All students11810412592439
Female students56507045221
Male students62545547218
American Indian/Alaska Native students - - 112
Asian students1010111041
Hispanic students72657652265
Black students243312
White students33213225111
Two or More Races students14218

Enrollment by grade:
9th grade enrollment: 118
10th grade enrollment: 104
11th grade enrollment: 125
12th grade enrollment: 92

Palacios High School - Historical enrollment by grade


Enrollment by gender:
(State average from 9,864 schools)

Female enrollment: 221 (50.3%)
School:

50.3%
State:

49.0%
Male enrollment: 218 (49.7%)
School:

49.7%
State:

50.1%

Palacios High School - Historical enrollment by gender


Enrollment by race/ethnicity:
(State average from 9,864 schools)

American Indian/Alaska Native enrollment: 2 (0.5%)
Palacios High School:

0.5%
State:

0.4%
Asian enrollment: 41 (9.3%)
School:

9.3%
Texas:

3.1%
Hispanic enrollment: 265 (60.4%)
Palacios High School:

60.4%
Texas:

46.9%
Black enrollment: 12 (2.7%)
Palacios High School:

2.7%
Texas:

11.6%
White enrollment: 111 (25.3%)
Palacios High School:

25.3%
Texas:

32.3%
Two or More Races enrollment: 8 (1.8%)
Palacios High School:

1.8%
Texas:

2.1%

Palacios High School - Historical enrollment by race/ethnicity


Lunch Program Eligibility:
(State average from 8,545 schools)

Free/reduced-price lunch eligible students: 243 (55.4%)
School:

55.4%
State:

61.6%
Free lunch eligible students: 200 (45.6%)
Palacios High School:

45.6%
Texas:

55.4%
Reduced-price lunch eligible students: 43 (9.8%)
School:

9.8%
State:

6.2%

Palacios High School - Lunch Program Eligibility


Teachers and support:
(State average from 9,601 schools)

Classroom Teachers (FTE): 35.4

Number of FTE teachers in their first year of teaching: 4
Number of FTE teachers in their second year of teaching: 5.5
Number of FTE school counselors: 1
Number of FTE teachers who were absent more than 10 school days during the school years: 8
Number of FTE sworn law enforcement officers: 2
Number of FTE nurses: 1

Student/Teacher Ratio
Palacios High School:

12.4
Texas:

15.6

Palacios High School - Teachers (FTE) and pupil/teacher ratio


School Expenditures:
Salary Expenditures for Total Personnel Funded with State and Local Funds: $2,177,183
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Teachers: 39 (Salary Expenditures: $1,963,384)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Instructional Aides: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $0)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Support Services Staff: 1 (Salary Expenditures: $64,934)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of School Administration Staff: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $148,865)
Salary Expenditures for Non-Personnel Funded with State and Local Funds: $523,035
Salary Expenditures for Total Personnel Funded with Federal, State, and Local Funds,: $256,471
  • Salary Expenditures for Teachers: $1,963,384
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Instructional Aides: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $42,672)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of Support Services Staff: 1 (Salary Expenditures: $64,934)
  • Full-time Equivalency Count of School Administration Staff: 2 (Salary Expenditures: $148,866)
Salary Expenditures for Non-Personnel Funded with Federal, State, and Local Funds: $606,651

Limited English Proficiency:
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Students Enrolled in LEP Programs: 17 (male: 7, female: 10)
  • Hispanic: 13 (male: 5, female: 8)
  • Asian: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Students with disabilities:
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Students with Disabilities (IDEA): Students with intellectual disabilities; hearing impairment, including deafness; speech or language impairment; visual impairment, including blindness; serious emotional disturbance; orthopedic impairment; autism; traumatic brain injury; developmental delay; other health impairment; specific learning disability; deaf-blindness; or multiple disabilities and who, by reason thereof, receive special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) according to an Individualized Education Program, Individual Family Service Plan, or service plan. The "Students with Disabilities (IDEA)" column in the survey items always refers to students with disabilities who receive special education and related services under IDEA.

Students with Disabilities (Section 504 only): Students with a disability, who receive related aids and services solely under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and not under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The "Section 504 only" column in the survey items always refers to students with disabilities who receive related aids and services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and not under IDEA.
Students with disabilities served under IDEA: 21 (male: 14, female: 7)
  • Hispanic: 17 (male: 10, female: 7)
  • White: 4 (all male)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 4 (all female)

Students with disabilities served under Section 504: 11 (male: 7, female: 4)
  • Hispanic: 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • White: 2 (all male)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all female)

Gifted and Talented:
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(State average from 7,254 schools)

This school has students enrolled in one or more gifted/talented programs
Gifted/talented programs are programs during regular school hours that provide special educational opportunities including accelerated promotion through grades and classes and an enriched curriculum for students who are endowed with a high degree of mental ability or who demonstrate unusual physical coordination, creativity, interest, or talent.
Gifted and Talented Student Enrollment: 12 (male: 6, female: 6)
  • Hispanic: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Asian: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Gifted and Talented Student Enrollment per 1,000 students
Here:

27.3
Texas:

79.4

Accountability


SAT/ACT:
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(State average from 1,567 schools)

The ACT Test (ACT) is a nationally recognized assessment used to indicate college readiness.
The SAT Reasoning Test (SAT) is a curriculum-based, college readiness test that assesses the academic skills and knowledge students acquire in high school and the ability to apply that knowledge.

Palacios High School - ACT/SAT scores

    Average ACT composite score

  • All19.5
  • Hispanic18.4
  • Asian21.6
  • White19.4
Percent of graduates taking the ACT:

31.3%
State:

41.3%
ACT composite scores above criteria:

19.2%
State:

21.8%
Number of graduates: 83
Number of graduates taking the ACT: 26

Average ACT composite score:

19.5
Texas:

18.9
Average ACT English score:

17.7
State:

17.8
Average ACT mathematics score:

19.9
State:

19.1
Average ACT reading score:

19.8
Texas:

19.3
Average ACT science score:

20.0
Texas:

19.2

    Average SAT combined score

  • All915
  • Hispanic853
  • Asian1,019
  • White957
Percent of graduates taking the SAT:

56.6%
State:

45.4%
SAT combined scores above criteria:

14.9%
Texas:

19.5%
Number of graduates: 83
Number of graduates taking the SAT: 47

Average SAT critical reading and mathematics combined score:

915
Texas:

875
Average SAT mathematics score:

472
State:

443
Average SAT critical reading score:

443
Texas:

432
Average SAT writing score:

430
State:

415


Advanced Placement:
(State average from 1,179 schools)

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) - Accountability system mandated by federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Palacios High School - AP exams with scores at or above criteria

    Exams with scores at or above criteria (%)

  • All33.3
  • Hispanic21.1
  • Asian28.6
  • White46.7
  • Multirace60.0
Number of students in Grades 11 and 12: 217
Number of students taking at least one AP exam: 35
Percent of students taking at least one AP exam:

16.1%
Texas:

24.6%
Number of examinees scoring at or above 3 on at least one AP exam: 13
Examinees scoring at or above criteria on at least one AP exam:

37.1%
Texas:

39.6%

Number of AP exams:
60
Number of AP exams with scores at or above 3: 20
Percent of AP exams with scores at or above 3:

33.3%
Texas:

33.1%

Health & Safety


Corporal Punishment:
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This school uses corporal punishment to discipline students
Corporal punishment refers to paddling, spanking, or other forms of physical punishment imposed on a child.
Instances of corporal punishment (Students without disabilities): 6
Students without disabilities who received corporal punishment: 9 (all male)
  • Hispanic: 5
  • Black: 2
  • White: 2

Instances of corporal punishment (Students with disabilities): 1
Students with disabilities who received corporal punishment: 2 (all male)
  • White: 2


Chronic Student Absenteeismt:
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(State average from 7,777 schools)

A chronically absent student is a student who is absent 15 or more school days during the school year. A student is absent if he or she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction - related activities at an approved off-grounds location for at least half the school day. Each day that a student is absent for 50 percent or more of the school day should be counted. Any day that a student is absent for less than 50 percent of the school day should not be counted. The number of absences is based on the total number of school days absent. Chronically absent students include students who are absent for any reason(e.g., illness, suspension, the need to care for a family member), regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused.
Chronic Student Absenteeism: 8 (male: 6, female: 2)
  • Hispanic: 2 (all male)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
Chronic Student Absenteeism per 1,000 students
School:

18.2
Texas:

147.9

Suspensions:
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(State average from 3,231 schools)

Out-of-school suspension
  • For students with disabilities served under IDEA : Out-of-school suspension is an instance in which a child is temporarily removed from his/her regular school for at least half a day for disciplinary purposes to another setting (e.g., home, behavior center).Out-of-school suspensions include both removals in which no individualized family service plan(IFSP) or individualized education plan(IEP) services are provided because the removal is 10 days or less as well as removals in which the child continues to receive services according to his/her IFSP or IEP.
  • For students without disabilities and students with disabilities served solely under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act : Out-of-school suspension is an instance in which a child is temporarily removed from his / her regular school for at least half a day(but less than the remainder of the school year) for disciplinary purposes to another setting(e.g., home, behavior center).Out-of-school suspensions include removals in which no educational services are provided, and removals in which educational services are provided(e.g., school-provided at home instruction or tutoring).
In-school suspension is an instance in which a child is temporarily removed from his or her regular classroom(s) for at least half a day for disciplinary purposes, but remains under the direct supervision of school personnel. Direct supervision means school personnel are physically in the same location as students under their supervision.
School days missed due to out-of-school suspension: 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • Hispanic: 5 (male: 3, female: 2)
  • White: 2 (all male)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 3 (male: 2, female: 1)

Instances of out-of-school suspension (Students without disabilities): 4

Instances of out-of-school suspension per 1,000 students (Students without disabilities)
Here:

9.1
Texas:

102.7

    Students without disabilities receiving one or more in-school suspension

  • Hispanic19
  • Black2
  • White7
  • LEP2
Students without disabilities receiving one or more in-school suspension: 28 (male: 21, female: 7)
  • Hispanic: 19 (male: 14, female: 5)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all female)

Students without disabilities receiving only one out-of-school suspension: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Hispanic: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Instances of out-of-school suspension (Students with disabilities): 3

Instances of out-of-school suspension per 1,000 students (Students with disabilities)
Here:

6.8
State:

27.5

    Students with disabilities receiving one or more in-school suspension

  • Hispanic7
  • Asian2
  • Black2
  • White2
  • LEP2
Students with disabilities receiving one or more in-school suspension: 13 (male: 11, female: 2)
  • Hispanic: 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • Asian: 2 (all male)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 2 (all male)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 2 (all male)

Students with disabilities receiving only one out-of-school suspension: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Hispanic: 2 (all female)
  • White: 2 (all male)

Classes & Courses


Algebra I:
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(State average from 1,490 schools)

Algebra I is a (college-preparatory) course that includes the study of properties and operations of the real number system; evaluating rational algebraic expressions; solving and graphing first degree equations and inequalities; translating word problems into equations; operations with and factoring of polynomials; and solving simple quadratic equations. Algebra I is a foundation course leading to higher-level mathematics courses, including Geometry and Algebra II.
Number of Algebra I classes: 7
Number of Algebra I classes taught by certified teachers: 7


    9-10th grade student enrollment in Algebra I

  • Hispanic73
  • Asian4
  • Black2
  • White22
  • LEP10
  • IDEA10
9-10th grade student enrollment in Algebra I: 101 (male: 54, female: 47)
  • Hispanic: 73 (male: 41, female: 32)
  • Asian: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Black: 2 (all female)
  • White: 22 (male: 11, female: 11)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 10 (male: 8, female: 2)

    9-10th grade studenst who passed Algebra I

  • Hispanic71
  • Asian4
  • White26
  • LEP11
  • IDEA11
9-10th grade studenst who passed Algebra I: 101 (male: 57, female: 44)
  • Hispanic: 71 (male: 40, female: 31)
  • Asian: 4 (all male)
  • White: 26 (male: 13, female: 13)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 11 (male: 4, female: 7)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 11 (male: 7, female: 4)
Percent of 9-10th grade students who passed
School:

100.0%
State:

77.3%


Algebra II:
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Algebra II (college-preparatory) course topics typically include field properties and theorems; set theory; operations with rational and irrational expressions; factoring of rational expressions; in - depth study of linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; solving systems of linear and quadratic equations; graphing of constant, linear, and quadratic equations; properties of higher degree equations; and operations with rational and irrational exponents.
Number of Algebra II classes: 8
Number of Algebra II classes taught by certified teachers: 8

    Student Enrollment in Algebra II

  • Hispanic73
  • Asian10
  • Black2
  • White22
  • Multirace4
  • LEP7
  • IDEA4
Student Enrollment in Algebra II: 111 (male: 49, female: 62)
  • Hispanic: 73 (male: 32, female: 41)
  • Asian: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 22 (male: 8, female: 14)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)

Calculus:
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Calculus (college-preparatory) course topics include the study of derivatives, differentiation, integration, the definite and indefinite integral, and applications of calculus.Typically, students have previously attained knowledge of precalculus topics (some combination of trigonometry, elementary functions, analytic geometry, and math analysis).
Number of Calculus classes: 2
Number of Calculus classes taught by certified teachers: 2

    Student Enrollment in Calculus

  • Hispanic5
  • Asian4
  • White4
  • Multirace2
Student Enrollment in Calculus: 15 (male: 4, female: 11)
  • Hispanic: 5 (all female)
  • Asian: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all female)

Geometry:
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Geometry is a (college-preparatory) course that typically includes topics such as properties of plane and solid figures; deductive methods of reasoning and use of logic; geometry as an axiomatic system including the study of postulates, theorems, and formal proofs; concepts of congruence, similarity, parallelism, perpendicularity, and proportion; and rules of angle measurement in triangles.Geometry is considered a prerequisite for Algebra II.
Number of Geometry classes: 2
Number of Geometry classes taught by certified teachers: 2

    Student Enrollment in Geometry

  • Hispanic67
  • Asian10
  • Black4
  • White31
Student Enrollment in Geometry: 112 (male: 59, female: 53)
  • Hispanic: 67 (male: 35, female: 32)
  • Asian: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Black: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 31 (male: 17, female: 14)

Advanced Mathematics:
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Advanced mathematics (college-preparatory) courses cover the following topics: trigonometry, trigonometry/algebra, trigonometry / analytic geometry, trigonometry / math analysis, analytic geometry, math analysis, math analysis / analytic geometry, probability and statistics, and precalculus
Number of Advanced Mathematics classes: 8
Number of Advanced Mathematics classes taught by certified teachers: 8

    Student Enrollment in Advanced Mathematics

  • Hispanic73
  • Asian16
  • Black4
  • White25
  • Multirace4
  • LEP4
  • IDEA7
Student Enrollment in Advanced Mathematics: 122 (male: 52, female: 70)
  • Hispanic: 73 (male: 32, female: 41)
  • Asian: 16 (male: 5, female: 11)
  • Black: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 25 (male: 11, female: 14)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 7 (male: 5, female: 2)

Biology:
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Biology (college-preparatory) courses are designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes.These courses include(but are not restricted to) such topics as cell structure and function, general plant and animal physiology, genetics, and taxonomy.
Number of Biology classes: 10
Number of Biology classes taught by certified teachers: 6

    Student Enrollment in Biology

  • Hispanic58
  • Asian10
  • Black4
  • White22
  • Multirace4
  • LEP7
  • IDEA10
Student Enrollment in Biology: 98 (male: 49, female: 49)
  • Hispanic: 58 (male: 32, female: 26)
  • Asian: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Black: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • White: 22 (male: 8, female: 14)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 7 (male: 5, female: 2)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 10 (male: 8, female: 2)

Chemistry:
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Chemistry (college-preparatory) courses involve studying the composition, properties, and reactions of substances. These courses typically explore such concepts as the behaviors of solids, liquids, and gases; acid / base and oxidation / reduction reactions; and atomic structure.Chemical formulas and equations and nuclear reactions are also studied.
Number of Chemistry classes: 6
Number of Chemistry classes taught by certified teachers: 5

    Student Enrollment in Chemistry

  • Hispanic61
  • Asian10
  • Black2
  • White25
  • Multirace4
  • LEP10
  • IDEA7
Student Enrollment in Chemistry: 102 (male: 49, female: 53)
  • Hispanic: 61 (male: 29, female: 32)
  • Asian: 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Black: 2 (all male)
  • White: 25 (male: 11, female: 14)
  • Two or More Races: 4 (male: 2, female: 2)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 10 (male: 5, female: 5)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 7 (male: 5, female: 2)

Physics:
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Physics (college-preparatory) courses involve the study of the forces and laws of nature affecting matter, such as equilibrium, motion, momentum, and the relationships between matter and energy.The study of physics includes examination of sound, light, and magnetic and electric phenomena.
Number of Physics classes: 13
Number of Physics classes taught by certified teachers: 5

    Student Enrollment in Physics

  • Hispanic127
  • Asian19
  • Black2
  • White37
  • Multirace2
  • LEP10
  • IDEA10
Student Enrollment in Physics: 187 (male: 92, female: 95)
  • Hispanic: 127 (male: 59, female: 68)
  • Asian: 19 (male: 8, female: 11)
  • Black: 2 (all female)
  • White: 37 (male: 23, female: 14)
  • Two or More Races: 2 (all male)
  • Limited English Proficiency (LEP): 10 (male: 2, female: 8)
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): 10 (male: 5, female: 5)

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