At Pilot Point High School, our goal is to nurture growth, responsibility, and productivity by providing a positive, academically challenging atmosphere where students can achieve their greatest potential and become life-long learners and respectful citizens.
Pilot Point High School has improved tremendously over the past three years. Why? Simple. Great kids and great teachers and hard work. We're very proud of what we have accomplished and are always striving to improve even more.
Here's what we've accomplished so far for the 2017-2018 school year:
- For the 2017-2018 school year, Pilot Point High School received a total of SIX distinctions out of a possible seven from TEA. We had the most distinctions in this area, with the second highest amount of distinctions for a high school in Denton County.
- Bailey Wilson was named as a American Star Finalist in Agricultural Placement.
- Kyle Roth was named as a National Proficiency Finalist in Nursery Landscape.
- We have installed all new interactive projectors for all of our classrooms.
- We have become a part of the Pioneer Promise through TWU. With this agreement, the top 25% are automatically accepted into TWU, as well as one of our students will earn a $1,000 scholarship.
- Both the boys and girls Cross Country advanced to state. The boys placed third overall, and the girls placed sixth overall.
Here are just a few of the things that we accomplished during the 2016-2017 school year:
- For the 2016-2017 school year, Pilot Point High School received FOUR distinctions based on last year's accountability results. Our students received a distinction in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Top 25% Closing Gap, and Post-Secondary Readiness. We are one of the few high schools in this area to receive this many distinctions. Last year, we had no distinctions.
- For the 2016-2017 school year, Pilot Point ISD received a distinction in Post-Secondary Readiness, which is based on our ACT/SAT scores, our dual credit course completion rate, and our graduation rate. Our district was one of twenty-four districts in the state to receive this distinction. There are over 1,200 school districts in Texas.
- Taylor Price was named the National Winner of the Outdoor and Recreation-Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency the the National FFA Convention.
- Both Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams advanced to state.
- Our band students set a record for the number of students going to state in solo and ensemble. Sixty-one students qualified for state. A total of thirty-four students qualified the previous year.
- For the first time in FIVE YEARS, Pilot Point High School students scored above the state average on both the SAT and ACT.
- Last year we had one student advance to UIL Academic Regionals. This year we had a total of six students advance to Regionals.
During the 2015-2016 school year, we accomplished the following:
- Our ACT scores improved dramatically. Our students scored 23% higher than the state average in English, 17% above the state average in reading, and right at or just above in math and science.
- Nearly half of our students who took the AP World History test scored a five.
- Our UIL Academic program has improved dramatically. Two years ago we had a total of eight students participating in UIL Academics. During the 2015-2016 school year, we had forty-three students participate.
- We are now a part of the Eagle Advantage Program, which means that the top 20% of our graduates are automatically accepted into the University of North Texas.
- We have moved to an ESL-Inclusion model for our ELL students, meaning that we now serve them in their actual classes rather than pulling them out.
- We now have a full-time art teacher and our goal is to continue to grow the art program. We also had our first ever art show, where we showcased our students' incredible talents.
- We have the best Ag program in the state. During the 2015-2016 school year, four students with Pilot Point High School ties advanced to Nationals. We were the only school in the country to accomplish this.
- Our band made it to Area for the first time in decades. We had thirty-four students who competed at the UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest. We had seventeen students compete the previous year.
- Both Boys and Girls cross country advanced to state.