School Details

Pasadena Memorial High School

4410 Crenshaw, Pasadena, TX 77504
(281) 991-2440

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2746 students 15 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
  • Pasadena Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards



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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pasadena Memorial High School is a public high school in Pasadena. The principal of Pasadena Memorial High School is Dr Angela Stallings. 2,746 students go to Pasadena Memorial High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Pasadena Memorial High School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 2,746 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 10% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pasadena Memorial High School is 15:1. Tegeler Career Center 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 22% 12%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 75%
Limited English proficiency 5% 28%
Economically disadvantaged 39% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As a product from this HS I felt like the teachers didn't care if we walked out of there with an education. The student body either doesn't want to learn is forced to be there via parole doesn't speak English or is there to learn but the quality of education is below average. Everyone should be receiving an above average education being college ready as soon as walking out of there but the education I got only held me behind but because I had a job and multiple extra curricular activities I couldn't keep up with AP's and was put in regular classes where they teach you how to pass state tests but nothing to further your education and make you a well rounded person. You get teachers who get paid little to nothing and have no passion in actually teaching. Honestly its the best school in the Pasadena district but I wish there was a place where students could go if they were truly seeking a better than average education.

  • (4 years ago)

    The administrators and the teachers are better than any school in the area! We are proud to be Mavericks!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a current student here in this high school and from what I have experienced during my time here it's pretty much been hard. First of all the school is overpopulated by over 2000+ students meaning getting to class is a struggle especially when heading to the second floor. The teachers I have are kind but once the parents are out of the room the rest of the faculty are quite rude. Some of the AP classes aren't cut out for students who are transferring from a different school. Often times the teachers will refer to many of the students' from the previous year and will puzzle students who came from different teachers. So if you're going to transfer in I suggest a normal class then? Unless of course you're up for the challenge then much luck to you.

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a former student there and now live in the other side of the state. its sad i left so many wonderful teachers and friends. I play football for another coach but snelson was the best. I Strongly recommend this school to any parent. you son/daughter would love this school. i guarantee it.

  • (5 years ago)

    Last year my daughter graduated from PMHS. Her experience there was wonderful. PMHS is a well rounded school that puts their children first in every aspect! My son is a Junior at PMHS and he's doing wonderfully there. I am extremely happy with my choice of sending my children to PMHS. They will have life long memories of a exciting high school experience!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attended this school and at the beginning it seemed to be the best place considering our choices. The Principal was an amazing lady who I felt was very involved with the sports aspect of the school. Their choir program was good their band program was above average and their theatre arts was a great program until they let a wonderful teacher get away from them. I applaud whoever was able to hire him away from PMHS. As far as their cheerleading it was above average but their drill team in my opinion was below average. You would think with the demographics of PMHS that they would have a better drill team. If your student isn't in AP I wouldn't look for them to be ready for a 4 yr. University right out of the gate!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a previous student at PMHS an sadly had to move out of state at the end of my 11th grade year. In the years spent at PMHS I learned alot from the great teaches laughed with many great friends and realized how much the administrators did for the students as far as safety and are. Now ending my High School career in another location though saddened I am not there I can still look back on what a great school it was.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school I could have ever chosen for my child.

  • (5 years ago)

    I currently attend PMHS and from my experience it is not as wonderful as it sounds. Yes the academics are great but the attitudes are not. The main priority here is the TAKS test. Nothing else seems to matter to the teachers more. The fact of the matter is the students know the material they just don't care. They don't care because the teachers don't care about anything except making themselves look good. Don't get me wrong a select few teachers do care and those are the favored ones. Yes our ratings are wonderful but talk to people and investigate thoroughly before sending your child here.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attend here and let me be the first to say- it is not all it is cracked up to be. The teachers are somewhat rude uncaring for the students' well-being and they seem to care more about us making an okay grade than actually teaching the curriculum to us. I am taking classes that are a grade level ahead of what I should be doing and the teachers look down on me (and not in the good way) because I am younger than all the rest. Granted it's not 'ghetto' but they are all preppy snobs there. If your child is unique and individual and they care about expressing themselves keep them away from this school. PMHS has a very little appreciation of the arts and the students are...well...mean.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has the best teachers.Also have really good test scores.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just recently graduated from this school and it was a good time the teachers and administers were nice and caring and kind and strict to the ones who were rude.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended PMHS and graduated in '08. This is a great school from it's fine arts to athletics to academics. I played varsity football for two years and the coaches are amazing. I was in the varsity orchestra and personally know both the band and orchestra dicectors. Both work hard and are very good at their job. I took several AP courses and the standards are very high for those who are willing to challenge themselves. I would want my child to go to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has been a big disappointment from the construction to the education. It will probably be fine for kids with changing demographics. Its so-called outstanding English Math Science programs dramatically deteriorated while my child was here so that it is at best mediocre currently. P.I.S.D. starts the school year teaching the TASK Test and when it is over so is the teaching. I can recommend it only in contrast to most of the other public schools in P.I.S.D.

  • (8 years ago)

    Mrs.Smith is a great leader for this school and she has done a wonderful job in making this school a great place for the kids to get an education and enjoy doing it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Not only is this a beautiful school but it is a great school! I love how all the parents get together and support all the extracurricular activities! The parents are so involved with their children its so different from many other schools! The principal where to start she is great! Mrs. Smith is so great my younger sister goes to this school and i know the principal personally! She is at all the extracurricular activities. So overall I would give this school a perfect score!

  • (9 years ago)

    I just love Pasadena Memorial High School. Mrs. Smith cares so much about her students and is highly involved with our extra activities. The teachers are also great. They take time out of their busy life and help us if we need some more assitance.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great Brand New School. Lots of parent teacher involvment. Principal is very involved with many organizations. Good to the students. She (I think) lives in Pasadena therefore is more apt to make sure things run soomthly. Classes are filling up even though school's only been open for a year. We need the new bond to pass so that we can get add't funds for new builds.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a beautiful High School and we are very lucky to have this school in our community. I will have 2 other children attending over the next couple of years. My biggest complaint is [the] inability to give the newcomers (with past discipline problems) a fair chance. The presence of on-site district police is a huge plus and will prevent any major disruptions.

  • (10 years ago)

    The only thing that is lacking in this school is their involvement with National Honor Society and with academic UIL.

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