Palo Duro High School

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Palo Duro High School
Palo Duro High School
1400 N Grant
Amarillo, Texas, 79107-3999
United States
School type Public high school
Established 1955
School district Amarillo Independent School District
Principal Sandy Whitlow
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1989[1] (2010)
Color(s)           Royal Blue & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAA
Mascot Dons

Palo Duro High School is a school located in the city of Amarillo, Texas, United States, and is one of four high schools in the Amarillo Independent School District. The school was named after Palo Duro Canyon, a canyon system in the Texas Panhandle. In 2011, the school was rated "Academically Unacceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]


The Palo Duro Dons compete in the following sports:

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball

State Titles[edit]

  • Boys Basketball - [3]
    • 1956(3A)
  • Girls Wrestling - [4]
    • 2001(All), 2001(All)

Feeder Schools[edit]

Middle Schools[edit]

  • Horace Mann Middle School
  • Travis Middle School
  • Allen Middle School (6th Grade campus)

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Eastridge Elementary
  • Emerson Elementary
  • Forest Hill Elementary
  • Hamlet Elementary
  • Robert E. Lee Elementary
  • Mesa Verde Elementary
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary
  • Will Rogers Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary

Notable alumni[edit]


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