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!
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!!
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!
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,
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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