« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Amarillo, TX
Students enrolled: 1,975

Contact this school

1400 North Grant Street
Amarillo, TX 79107

School website
(806) 326-2400
(806) 381-7166
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Palo Duro High School address.
October 22, 2014
All four of my kids went to Palo Duro and loved it. The teachers have no problem getting in contact with parents on there grades. The teachers would stay on top of my kids if they were falling behind. They also helped them so much with the college preparations.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I went to this school for 2 years didn't graduate from it how I would of loved too but it's the best school ever! .I enjoyed it very muchh

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2011
im going to palo duro and i can really say its horrible everyone there is pregnant the teachers dont care about who learns and who dont there is no modivation at all all there is is drugs and pregnancy why would you want your kid to go here?! and we have the worst scores ever! keep that in mind if your thinking about sending your kid here!

- submitted by a student
September 01, 2011
My son and daughter graduated from Palo Duro HS and have both moved on to be successful, equipped with the knowledge gained from exceptional teachers. My son graduated with a degree from the University of Oklahoma and my daughter is in a management position with one of the top companies in the United States. If you're looking with a multicultural education PD is the place!!

- submitted by a teacher
November 02, 2010
I go to P.D. and i like going there.I would not go to any other school in Amarillo. At P.D. I have opportunities I would not get anywhere else. I have one of the best English teachers, Ms.Peeples!

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2010
I went to p.D. My freshman year and i loved it! i wish i could go back, i never wanted to leave that school. But lets be honest it is pretty tough, not every one would like it as much,

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2010
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
All three of my kids have attended and loved it.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2009
Something Palo Duro HS is not lacking in is teachers that really care for their students and strive to allow them to succeed, ethnic and social diversity, along with great programs to increase college enrollment (ACE). All that being said, I rated PDHS a below average because while all that is present, there is a lack of motivation from lots of the current students there. I was a former student and because of the low level beng taught there to accomodate the unmotivated students, I really felt that it hindered my learning. I truly didn't feel quite prepared for college, although you do adjust. I graduated summa cum laude from a great university. I really hope one day they would make PDHS a magnet school to increase the amount of motivated students and to really showcase the current exceptional faculty that really live for their students, namely Mrs. Rohanne :)

- submitted by a student
no rating February 28, 2009
It was a great school. Thank you for every thing.

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
I go to PD and I think its the greatest school ever!!! I wouldn't go to any other school for any reason. Right now I am a junior and I know some people change their minds, but I know for sure that i never will.

- submitted by a student
April 01, 2008
I went to Palo Duro, and the time I spend there was just a waste of time. Some of the teachers do no pay attention to their student. When I have my children I would not enroll them in Palo Duro.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2008
It is a great school, with lots of ethnic diversity and when I have children I won't let them go to any other school in Amarillo.

- submitted by a student
August 23, 2007
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a teacher
March 26, 2007
I love Palo Duro I went to Palo Duro and I wouldn't want my son to go to any other school. The teachers do care and they do want you to succeed.

- submitted by a former student
December 17, 2006
I went to school here, and I wish I would have gone to a better school. It seems like teachers dont really care if students learn or not. There is alot of students who distract other students from learning.

- submitted by a former student
November 03, 2006
Palo Duro is a great school. Kids of all kinds can come to this school and just feel right at home. It's just a great school all around.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2006
I went to school here as well as my 2 younger brothers. We all loved it here. The band program has become outstanding under the leadership of Jeff Doughten and Terry Baker. And we all know how Coach Parr has turned the football program around. PD was the frist school in the area to offer almost full scholarships to every graduating senior. All you have to do is sign up as a freshman,keep a GPA of at least a 3.0 (or a B),stay in school, andnot fail a grade. It's really not that hard. I think that it challenges students to try their best so that they can go to higher education. Northside Pride! Nuff said!

- submitted by a former student
January 04, 2006
I think that the parent involvement could be better. there are alot of drugs going around this school. the teachers are not very interested in the children's education.

- submitted by a former student
December 29, 2004
Academic programs and extra curricular are available and facilitators are eager to get students involved. However, low income students attend the school and are less likely to be involved. The students who are involved tend to be the middle income students who do better in school. Parental involvement in middle to low.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: October 30, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Palo Duro High School
1400 North Grant Street, Amarillo, TX  79107
(806) 326-2400
Last modified Palo Duro High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Palo Duro High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top