Palmerton Area High School

3525 Fireline Rd

Palmerton, PA 18071-9312

Tel: (610)826-3155
Grades: 9-12

550 students

Palmerton Area High School serves 550 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Palmerton Area High School operates within the Palmerton Area School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 550 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 550 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Students by Grade Palmerton Area High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Hispanic
1%
8%
White
96%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Palmerton Area High School Sch Ethnicity Palmerton Area 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.
0.08 0.23
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%
34%
Palmerton Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,840 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Palmerton Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,840 1,682
Palmerton Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 88%
Palmerton Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $24 MM $21 MM
Palmerton Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
Palmerton Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,201 $12,476
Palmerton Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,130 $11,944
Palmerton Area   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Palmer Franklin Education Center (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PalmertonPalmerton Area Junior High School
    3529 Fireline Rd
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-2492
    0 mi | 298 students | Gr. 7-8                      
  • PalmertonPalmer Franklin Education Center
    680 Fourth St
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-4914
    0.1 mi | 170 students | Gr. KG-1                      
  • PalmertonS S Palmer Elementary School
    298 Lafayette Ave
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-7538
    0.7 mi | 460 students | Gr. 2-6                      
  • SlatingtonSlatington Elementary School
    1201 Shadow Oaks Ln
    SlatingtonPA 18080
    (610)767-9821
    3.3 mi | 549 students | Gr. 3-6                      
  • SlatingtonNorthern Lehigh Senior High School
    1 Bulldog Ln
    SlatingtonPA 18080
    (610)767-9832
    3.4 mi | 587 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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Did You Know?
Carbon County, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.13, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.23. The most diverse school district in Carbon County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.