Palmyra Area Senior High School

Grades: 9-12

957 students

Palmyra Area Senior High School serves 957 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 30%.
Palmyra Area Senior High School operates within the Palmyra Area School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 957 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 957 students
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 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
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
3%
9%
Black
1%
16%
White
92%
70%
Two or more races
1%
2%
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.
0.15 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.
11%
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.
4%
5%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,960 students has grown by 23% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,099 is less than the state average of $12,476. The district revenue/student has grown by 28% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,546 is less than the state average of $11,944. The district spending/student has grown by 17% over four years.
School District Name Palmyra Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,960 1,528
Graduation Rate 90% 88%
District Total Revenue $35 MM $21 MM
District Spending $34 MM $20 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,099 $12,476
District Spending / Student $10,546 $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 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PalmyraPine Street Elementary School
    50 West Pine St
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.4 mi | Gr. 1-5 | 358 students                      
  • PalmyraForge Road Elementary School
    400 South Forge Rd
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.6 mi | Gr. 1-5 | 337 students                      
  • PalmyraPalmyra Area Middle School
    50 West Cherry St
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.7 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 815 students                      
  • PalmyraLingle Avenue Elementary School
    600 South Lingle Ave
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 644 students                      
  • PalmyraNorthside Elementary School
    301 East Spruce St
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    1.3 mi | Gr. 1-5 | 217 students                      

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