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.
Attendance Credit Dates
Students who need to make up excessive absences should plan to attend a Thursday Night (4 to 8 p.m.) or Saturday School (8 am to 12 noon) to receive attendance credit. Download flyer for rules and dates.
Coins for Cameroon
PHS Future Problem Solving students will be collecting donations during lunch from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4 to support the Brightland Christian Academy in Cameroon. In connection to the FPS topic, Educational Disparities, students recently were visited by a representative from the African school who spoke about gender disparities in his country. Read more.
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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.
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.
Cats Subdue Quinlan Ford, 28-14
Paris safety Jordan Furtch clutches one of two Quinlan Ford second half fumbles that help the Wildcats finally separate from the pesky Panthers and remain unbeaten in District 7-4A-1 play with a 3-0 mark. Jawun Sims (59) and Jaylen Smith (3) provide defensive support. Read more.
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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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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.
Paris High automotive technology teacher Michael Rhodes has been named secondary winner of the TEACH Award by the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Read more.
The PHS Blue Blazes Band has advanced to the Area C Marching Band Contest on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Nacogdoches after receiving superior ratings at the Region 4 contest in Mount Pleasant on Oct. 18. The top Class 4A bands at area will advance to the state finals. The PHS band also was named Overall Best Band at the recent Northeast Texas Marching Invitational in Commerce. Read more or visit the band webpage to see video of the halftime performance.
The Paris High boys cross country team qualified for the Region 2-4A Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Grand Prairie by winning the recent District 14 team title. They will be joined at regionals by Lilly Lewis, who qualified by finishing fourth in varsity girls. Read more.
Pep Rally Friday. There will be a pep rally Friday in the Wildcat Gym prior to the District 7-4A-1 football game vs. the Anna Coyotes at Wildcat Stadium. The pep rally gets underway shortly after 3 p.m.
Yearbook Picture Days. Seniors will have their cap & gown portraits taken Monday during English classes. Students in grades 9-11 will have their yearbook portraits taken Tuesday, also during English. Seniors will have an opportunity to purchase a complete picture package later in the school year, while students in grades 9-11 must pre-pay for their packages.