School Details

Port Aransas High School

100 Sta St, Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-1206
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 172 students 8 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
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About this school

Port Aransas High School is a public high school in Port Aransas. The principal of Port Aransas High School is SHARON MCKINNEY, who can be contacted at mckinney@paisd.net. 172 students attend Port Aransas High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Port Aransas High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 17% of the 172 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 26% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Port Aransas High School is 8:1. Aransas Pass High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 77%
Multiracial 6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 13% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 30%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 17% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We love it here! All of our children are enjoying the schools in Port Aransas. We have lived in several different places and the schools here are the best we've seen. The intesisty of the curriculm is balanced well with the warmth of this great community. Parents teachers and administrators work well together and the community as a whole comes together to supports families and children in an ideal way.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has gone to Port Aransas schools since 1st grade and he has excelled in everything. He is now in HS and is taking all AP and Honors courses and the teachers are great!! The High School and Elementary got a commended rating and that is the best you can get! I highly recommend this school and town to anyone. There is minimal alcohol abuse and not much drug use. The good thing is as small as this community is if there is a problem you as a parent know about it before it happens twice!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is located on a small island known for its alcohol and drug use. The kids here have no outlets other than hanging at the beach and partying. While its not the school's fault this is not a great place for your kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Port Aransas High School is truly the best public high school in the South Texas region. It provides excellent preparation for higher education and has an outstanding faculty and school leadership.

  • (5 years ago)

    Port Aransas High School is an excellent school to prepare your child for college.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is more than perfect. PAHS is probably one of the best schools in Texas. No fights no drama no gangs no drugs! It is a great school and a great place for your kids to grow up at. It is right on the beach and the police takes very good care of securing our very safe good little island. I love Port Aransas all of the schools the administrators and the people! The administration and the teachers are great and I wouldn't want one of them to leave because PAHS wouldn't be the same without them cause they teach our kids so much and get them ready for college. This is a great school and don't think twice about not putting your kids in this wonderful school!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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