Welcome Back to School
The 2017-18 school year officially kicks off Monday, Aug. 21, with the 8:35 a.m. tardy bell. For more information about first-day procedures, check our daily announcements (link above) or visit our FAQ page. We hope you have a super year.
2017 Football Tickets
Varsity football season tickets can be picked up by 2016 season ticket holders in the Wildcat Stadium athletic office Aug. 7-18. Remaining season tickets will be released to the general public Aug. 21-25. The 2017 PHS schedule has four home varsity games with Homecoming Oct. 20 vs. Princeton. The season opener is Sept. 1 vs. Terrell. Download schedule.
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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.
PHS Earns 5 Distinctions from TEA
Paris High was awarded 5 of a possible 7 distinctions on 2017 campus accountability ratings recently released by the Texas Education Agency.
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.
PHS earned distinctions for each core course area (ELA, math, science, social studies) as well as postsecondary readiness. No high school in Region 8 (northeast Texas) received all 7 distinctions this year. Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, and Avery each received 6 distinctions, while Paris, Atlanta, Texas High, and Linden-Kildare each received 5.
The state changed its accountability rating system five years ago to one based on STAAR end of course testing (from the previous TAKS testing system). Over those five years, PHS has earned 24 distinctions of a total possible 31 which ranks first among Region 8 high schools.
Mount Pleasant has the second most distinctions over that timespan (22), while Texas High has 21, Sulphur Springs and Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 20 each, and Avery 17.
PHS recently was named a Silver Award winner in the U.S. News’ Best High Schools study. The magazine ranked high schools throughout the nation based on four criteria: Student performance compared to state averages, performances by disadvantaged students, graduation rates, and college readiness.
PHS was ranked 194 among all Texas high schools (including magnet and college preparatory schools) and No. 2,287 nationally. The top 500 schools nationally (top 2.4%) in the rankings received Gold Awards, while the next 10.3% received Silver Awards, and the next 16.8% were awarded Bronze Awards. Approximately 70% of all schools were unranked.
Among Texas high schools, 17 received Gold Awards and 118 received Silver. PHS was the only high school in Region 8 to receive a Gold or Silver Award.
For more information on accountability ratings, visit the TEA website.
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.
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Paris High Automotive Technology Teacher Michael Rhodes has been selected as the Secondary Teacher of the Year for Region 8 (Northeast Texas). He advances to statewide competition facilitated by the Texas Association of School Administrators. Read more.
Paris High educators and local business partners were recognized by the Career and Technical Association of Texas for their contributions to Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the summer Area 3 Conference in San Antonio. Read more.
Recent PHS graduate Josh Rodgers placed third at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY, this summer in the Marine Service Technology contest. His sponsor was PHS Teacher of the Year Michael Rhodes. Read more.
Ladycats Home Volleyball. The Ladycats volleyball teams host Leonard for a trio of matches Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Wildcat Gym. Freshmen action starts at 5 p.m. followed by JV and varsity.