Homecoming Dress Up Days
The theme for this year's Homecoming is Candy Land, where it's always sweet to be a Wildcat. To get everyone in the right frame of mind for the game vs. Tyler Chapel Hill on Friday, Sept. 11, special Dress Up Days are on the week's agenda.
Road Construction Advisory
Road crews are working to install a left turn lane on Loop 286 in front of Paris High School. In the meantime, be advised that the two south entrances to the campus off the loop will be closed during the school day. Please use the gates off Jefferson Road and Collegiate Drive.
Cell Phone Policy
The rules haven't changed concerning cell phone use during the school day. It's allowed by students only before school and during lunch in the cafeteria, but the consequences have changed. Violators will have their phones taken, the phone will be kept overnight, and a $15 fine will be charged.
Paris ISD uses School Messenger to provide timely communications. If you have a child attending PISD, you are automatically in the database and will receive phone notifications. To enhance our ability to accurately deliver information on activities and emergencies, we kindly request that you create your own contact preference profile.
Paris High School is the grades 9-12 campus for the Paris Independent School District located in Paris, Texas, and Lamar County.
Paris High once again ranks among the top high schools in Region 8 for earning distinction designations on preliminary campus accountability ratings recently released by the Texas Education Agency. PHS earned 5 of a possible 7 designations for 2015. Among Region 8 high schools, only Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill and Texas High (6 each) earned more distinctions.
PHS received a 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.
For 2015 PHS earned distinctions for ELA, math, science, closing performance gaps, and postsecondary readiness.
“Earning any type of distinction under the state accountability system is commendable and should be a source of pride in a community,” said Commissioner of Education Michael Williams.
Since the state changed its accountability rating system three years ago based on STAAR end of course testing (from the previous TAKS testing system), PHS has consistently been among top performers in the region. The school has earned 12 of a possible 17 distinctions over that timespan, second among Region 8 high schools only to Chapel Hill (with 14).
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 senior D. J. Samuels' 2014 Wildcat football promotional video has been named an Official Selection to the 2015 All American High School Film Festival. Finalists and winners in various categories will be named during this year's festival, Oct. 9-12, in New York City. Samuels, a member of the school's BlueTube student video program, submitted a two-minute video he produced last fall which coincided with the school's Silver Crush playoff run. View video
Outgoing Crape Myrtle Queen Lauren Madding passes on the crown and duties to Paris High senior Sara Lancaster in the annual coronation ceremony on July 17 at the Weger Auditorium.
Volleyball Home Matches. The Ladycats volleyball teams host Bells in a series of matches Friday, Sept. 4, in the Wildcat Gym. First serve is at 4:30 p.m.
Wildcats Visit Melissa. The Paris Wildcats varsity football team travels to Melissa Friday, Sept. 4, for Week 2 of the 2015 season. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.