Help Peter Pan Fly
The Paris High Theater Department will be presenting the technically-demanding performance of Peter Pan Dec. 1-4. Your help is needed to make Peter Pan fly. Donations and program advertising are now being accepted. Download patron flyer to find out how you can help.
Meet the Choirs
Choirs from Paris High join Paris Junior High and Crockett for the PISD Meet the Choirs Concert on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Weger Auditorium on the PJHS campus. The concert is free, open to the public, and begins at 6:30 p.m.
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Paris High School is the grades 9-12 campus for the Paris Independent School District located in Paris, Texas, and Lamar County.
Tieren Gates Named Homecoming Queen
Tieren Gates and father Tim Gates react to Tieren’s name being announced as the 2016 Paris High Homecoming Queen. Unfortunately, the lightning detector sounded just after the ceremony and forced a delay in the start of the game vs. Pittsburg which the Pirates eventually won early Saturday morning. Read more about the game.
Paris High is the only high school in Region 8 (northeast Texas) to earn a perfect 7 of a possible 7 distinctions on 2016 campus accountability ratings recently released by the Texas Education Agency.
PHS was 1 of 77 high schools statewide to gather a perfect 7 of 7 distinctions, which places the school in the top 6% of high school campuses. Also, 38 of those 77 high schools are either magnet or early college high schools, which further distinguishes PHS as 1 of 39 traditional public high school in Texas to achieve the feat.
PHS received an accountability rating of Met Standard. Campuses that receive an accountability rating of Met Standard are also eligible for distinction designations based on achievement in performance indicators relative to a group of 40 campuses of similar type, size and student demographics. Distinctions can be earned for academic achievement in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.
Statewide, more than 400 campuses, including PHS, earned all distinction designations applicable to their individual school.
“Earning one or more campus distinctions is noteworthy and should be a source of pride in a community,” said Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. “Earning all possible distinctions is a significant accomplishment and should signal to parents that there is extraordinary work taking place on that campus.”
The state changed its accountability rating system four years ago to one based on STAAR end of course testing (from the previous TAKS testing system). Over those four years, PHS has earned a total of 19 distinctions of a total possible 24 which ranks first among Region 8 high schools.
Texas High, Mount Pleasant, and Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill are tied for second with 16 apiece. Sulphur Springs has collected 14, and Avery has 11. Mount Pleasant and Pewitt each received 6 distinctions on this year’s rating system.
For more information on accountability ratings, visit the TEA website.
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Paris High School Mission Statement:
The mission of Paris High School is to equip each student with the knowledge and skills to be a life-long learner and productive citizen in an ever-changing world.
2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Reports
Note: Due to changes in legislation, the performance report formerly known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) report is now the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR).
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Paris High Spanish Teacher Patricia Baroody has been selected as the ESC Region 8 Secondary Teacher of the Year. She was previously selected as the 2015-16 PHS Teacher of the Year and Paris ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. She will be recognized along with semifinalists from the state’s 20 regional service centers at the state awards ceremony on Oct. 14.
PHS senior Shelby Wilson is congratulated by Principal Chris Vaughn for being named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Wilson placed in the top 5% nationally among 1.6 million students who took the Preliminary SAT qualifying test. Read more.
The PHS boys cross country team won the varsity team division at the recent North Lamar Invitational. Read more.
Freshman Austin Whitaker was named Best Cymbal Line at the recent Plano Drumline Competition. Read more.
These Paris High seniors (from left, Matt Cochran, Dixon Grossnickle, Brendan Henry, Jacob Stripland, Arleigh White, Shelby Wilson) were part of a school-record harvest of awards for scores on Advanced Placement exams taken last spring. Read more.
District Volleyball. The Paris Ladycats volleyball teams host Pleasant Grove for key District 14-4A matches Friday in the Wildcat Gym. Varsity starts at 4:30 p.m. followed by sub-varsity matches. It’s an open week in football so come on out and cheer on the Ladycats.