School Details

Parkland High School

5932 Quail Avenue, El Paso, TX 79924
(915) 434-6001

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1323 students 14 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ysleta Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

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  • This school in 2013
  • Ysleta Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Parkland High School is a public high school in El Paso. The principal of Parkland High School is MILES HUME, whose e-mail is 1,323 children attend Parkland High School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the Parkland High School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 1,323 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 74% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Parkland High School is 14:1. Northeast Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 80% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 4%
Multiracial 1% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 81%
Limited English proficiency 7% 24%
Economically disadvantaged 75% 81%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I didn't like the school system because their too eaisy and the state test all that matters there and the bully rate is high how I know I been bullied there and it whent on even with help like help wasn't there but some teachers help with the bullying if you know to look.

  • (3 years ago)

    I myself went to Parkland middle as well as my daughter. When I compare Parkland to any other high schools I believe it is among the best. The school buildings appearance architecture and indoor facilities such as the classrooms labs gyms and cafeteria are excellent. The teachers and staff are friendly and do a great job. My daughter never had an issue with any of the teachers or staff. The teachers and staff did an excellent job working with my daughter preparing her for college. The schools' academic and athletic programs are wonderful as well. I believe this high school has been scored unfairly I work in law enforcment and know first hand that there are far worse high schools with drug problems every high school has a drug problem.

  • (4 years ago)

    My 2 children went to this school quite some time ago. I recently adopted my grandson and he now attends there. Great and beautiful school. The staff there is people friendly and always willing to help in any way they can. A feeling of being. Calm and secure there. The teachers are just fabulous and takes the time to help the students if help is needed.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers and staff are great! The kind that you would like your child to have. On the other hand the school is in a bad area and has many young trouble makers that attend mostly young gang members and drug runners. Other than that the school has great althletic programs.

  • (6 years ago)

    The staff & teachers make attending Parkland a great place to be!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am now attending Parkland. I am a senior my last 3 years were extremly good times for me here plus there is alot of extra curriculare activities to spend time in.

  • (6 years ago)

    my year experience was great. it was an experience i will never forget. a lot of teachers bonded with the students. the best part was that the teachers never let us give up no matter how much trouble we would give them. i graduated a year ago in 2007 and i still keep in touch with my teachers and a few high school students and keep telling them to never give up on their dream and if they ever fall to get back up again.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student of a total of four high schools i found this one to be the only one actually able to challenged me enough to work hard. At the end of the senior year you must present something called a senior project. this is the only school that has those in El Paso

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was absolutely amazing The teachers are very involved with the kids and will talk with you after class if they see you're having trouble. The students are very open and welcoming. I had a wonderful time at parkland. And they have great programs like A.V.I.D. which help prepare you for college.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my first year of being involved with Parkland High School. My initial perception of this school is a little too much emphasis is put on the sports and extracurricular activies and not enough emphasis on education. This may be a wrong impression but it is the first I got. I've also noticed some teachers seem to be thoroughly interested in the education of the children while others are simply there to draw a check. I am hoping that next year will prove these first impressions wrong. It will be my second year involved with the school and it will also be the new principal's second year at the school. Discipline seems to be lacking at PHS as well. Not as bad as the other schools in the area but it still has much room for improvement. I didn't see many parents involved in their kids education either.

  • (11 years ago)

    Classes are to overloaded including the special education classes allowing less one on one time with each student. classes are not equally balanced student wise.

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