Palmerton Area High School

Palmerton Area High School serves 501 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Palmerton Area High School operates within the Palmerton Area School District.
The school district's 81% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 501 students has declined by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 501 students
Palmerton Area High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Palmerton Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Palmerton Area High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Palmerton Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.07 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Palmerton Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.07 0.24
Palmerton Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
38%
Palmerton Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%
Palmerton Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,837 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $13,672 is higher than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 26% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,167 is higher than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Palmerton Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,837 1,514
Palmerton Area   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 81% 89%
Palmerton Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $27 MM $21 MM
Palmerton Area   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
Palmerton Area   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $13,672 $12,967
Palmerton Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,167 $12,300
Palmerton Area   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Northern Lehigh Senior High School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Palmerton Area Junior High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Parkside Education Center (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PalmertonPalmerton Area Junior High School
    Grades: 7-8 | 300 students3529 Fireline Rd
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-2492
    07-8300
  • PalmertonParkside Education Center
    0.1 miles | Grades: KG-1 | 198 students680 Fourth St
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-4914
    0.1KG-1198
  • PalmertonS S Palmer Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 2-6 | 453 students298 Lafayette Ave
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-7538
    0.72-6453
  • SlatingtonSlatington Elementary School
    3.3 miles | Grades: 3-6 | 507 students1201 Shadow Oaks Ln
    SlatingtonPA 18080
    (610)767-9821
    3.33-6507
  • SlatingtonNorthern Lehigh Senior High School
    3.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 533 students1 Bulldog Ln
    SlatingtonPA 18080
    (610)767-9832
    3.49-12533

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