Summer Office Hours
The PHS office will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during summer. Limited services will be available so visitors are advised to call ahead (903-737-7400).
Final Report Cards
Final academic reports for students in grades 9-11 have been mailed home. Transcripts for seniors have been mailed to designated colleges. Additional requests for transcripts must be made in writing and signed by the graduate.
Students have an opportunity to improve their STAAR test scores during the next round of STAAR retesting June 25-28.
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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.
2018 Graduation/Senior DVD Ready
The Class of 2018 joined the ranks of Paris High alumni following Commencement ceremonies June 1 at Wildcat Stadium.
DVDs of the event, provided by BlueTube, the school's video production program, are available for pickup in the school office during summer office hours (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Thurs). Additional copies of the 2-DVD set, which includes a bonus Senior DVD, are available for purchase for $25.
Final transcripts of graduates have been mailed to designated colleges. Request for additional transcripts must be made in writing by the graduating senior.
PHS Repeats as Silver Award Winner
Paris High has been named a Silver Award winner in the U.S. News’ Best High Schools rankings for the second straight year.
The magazine ranks high schools throughout the nation based on four criteria: student performance compared to state averages, performances by disadvantaged students, graduation rates, and college readiness.
For the 2018 list PHS was ranked 200 among all Texas high schools (including magnet and college preparatory schools) and No. 2,256 nationally. The top 500 schools nationally (top 2%) in the rankings based on college readiness received Gold Awards, while the next 11% received Silver Awards, and the next 16% were awarded Bronze Awards. Approximately 71% of all schools were unranked.
Among Texas high schools, 73 received Gold Awards and 155 received Silver. PHS was the only high school in Region 8 (northeast Texas) to receive a Gold or Silver Award. For more information on the rankings visit the U.S. News website.
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.
Summer Mobile Library
Paris ISD is launching its Cats on the Prowl Summer Library on Wheels to bring reading adventures to various community locations.
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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Each month Paris High staff recognizes a student who goes above and beyond the norm of student expectations to help make the school a better place for learning. At the end of the year, the name of one of the monthly winners is drawn to receive a $100 Applebee’s gift card. The 2017-18 winner is Michael Godwin. See monthly winners on our Students of the Month page.
Paris High students were recognized for their athletic accomplishments at the recent Athletic Awards Banquet. Read more.
Summer Athletic Camps. PHS athletic staff will be offering summer camps for multiple age groups this summer. Click on each sport for more information.