Palmyra Area Senior High School

Tel: (717)838-1331
Grades 9-12
965 students
Palmyra Area Senior High School serves 965 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%.
Palmyra Area Senior High School operates within the Palmyra Area School District.
The school district's 95% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

The student population of 965 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 965 students
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Palmyra Area Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Palmyra Area Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.14 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
Palmyra Area Senior 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.
0.14 0.24
Palmyra Area Senior 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.
14%
38%
Palmyra Area Senior 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.
2%
5%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,343 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,701 is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,822 is less than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Palmyra Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,343 1,514
Palmyra Area   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 95% 89%
Palmyra Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $38 MM $21 MM
Palmyra Area   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $38 MM $20 MM
Palmyra Area   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,701 $12,967
Palmyra Area   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,822 $12,300
Palmyra 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 Hershey High School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Palmyra Area Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pine Street Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • PalmyraPine Street Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 1-5 | 359 students50 West Pine St
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.41-5359
  • PalmyraForge Road Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: 1-5 | 335 students400 South Forge Rd
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.61-5335
  • PalmyraPalmyra Area Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 833 students50 West Cherry St
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.76-8833
  • PalmyraLingle Avenue Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 620 students600 South Lingle Ave
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.9KG-5620
  • PalmyraNorthside Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: 1-5 | 231 students301 East Spruce St
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    1.31-5231

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