Palmerton Area High School

3525 Fireline Rd

Palmerton, PA 18071-9312

Grades: 9-12

531 students

Palmerton Area High School serves 531 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 30%.
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 531 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 531 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 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 16:1 15:1
Hispanic
3%
9%
Black
1%
16%
White
96%
70%
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.24
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.
22%
36%
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.
3%
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,838 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,201 is less than the state average of $12,476. The district revenue/student has grown by 19% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,130 is higher than the state average of $11,944. The district spending/student has grown by 32% over four years.
School District Name Palmerton Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,838 1,528
Graduation Rate 79% 88%
District Total Revenue $24 MM $21 MM
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,201 $12,476
District Spending / Student $13,130 $11,944
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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PalmertonPalmerton Area Junior High School
    3529 Fireline Rd
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-2492
    0 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 302 students                      
  • PalmertonPalmer Franklin Education Center
    680 Fourth St
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-4914
    0.1 mi | Gr. KG-1 | 182 students                      
  • PalmertonS S Palmer Elementary School
    298 Lafayette Ave
    PalmertonPA 18071
    (610)826-7538
    0.7 mi | Gr. 2-6 | 439 students                      
  • SlatingtonSlatington Elementary School
    1201 Shadow Oaks Ln
    SlatingtonPA 18080
    (610)767-9821
    3.3 mi | Gr. 3-6 | 516 students                      
  • SlatingtonNorthern Lehigh Senior High School
    1 Bulldog Ln
    SlatingtonPA 18080
    (610)767-9832
    3.4 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 573 students                      

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