Panama High School

41 North St,

Panama, NY, 14767-9775

Tel: (716)782-4413
Grades: 7-12

293 students

Panama High School serves 293 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Panama High School operates within the Panama Central School District.
The school district's 81% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 293 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 293 students
Panama High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Panama High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Panama High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Panama High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
8%
Panama High School Asian (2001-2004)
Hispanic
2%
23%
Panama High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
n/a
19%
Panama High School Black (1991-2007)
White
93%
48%
Panama High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Panama High School Sch Ethnicity Panama High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.13 0.68
Panama High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
16%
42%
Panama High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
5%
7%
Panama High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 564 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 91% over five years.
School District Name Panama Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
3
Number of Students Managed 564 1,136
Panama Central   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 81% 86%
Panama Central   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $13 MM $29 MM
Panama Central   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $11 MM $29 MM
Panama Central   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $20,431 $21,692
Panama Central   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,459 $21,514
Panama Central   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sherman High School (8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Clymer Central School (8.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Panama K 6 School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Panama Panama K 6 School
    41 North St
    Panama , NY , 14767
    (716)782-4166
    0  mi  |  271  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Bemus Point Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Bemus Elementary School
    41 Liberty St
    Bemus Point , NY , 14712
    (716)386-3795
    7.4  mi  |  406  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Sherman Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Sherman High School
    127 Park St
    Sherman , NY , 14781
    (716)761-6121
    8  mi  |  213  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Sherman Sherman Elementary School
    127 Park St
    Sherman , NY , 14781
    (716)761-6121
    8  mi  |  240  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Clymer Clymer Central School
    8672 East Main St
    Clymer , NY , 14724
    (716)355-4444
    8.4  mi  |  447  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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