Penelope Independent School District

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Penelope Independent School District
Penelope, TX
ESC Region 12

District information
GradesPre-K through 12
SuperintendentScot Kelley
Students and staff
StudentsApprox. 200
Athletic conferenceUIL Class A (six-man football participant)
District mascotWolverine
ColorsRed and White
Other information

Penelope Independent School District is a public school district based in Penelope, Texas (USA). In addition to Penelope, the district also serves the unincorporated community of Birome. The district has one school Penelope School that serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

The school and town were chronicled in the book "Where Dreams Die Hard" by Carlton Stowers, which follows the team for an entire season of football (after dropping the sport for 40 years, the school resumed play in 2000). In 2007, Penelope made the football playoffs for the first time in school history, though it lost in the first round.

Academic achievement[edit]

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

Special programs[edit]


Penelope High School offers six-man football, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cross country running.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25.

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