Palmyra Area Senior High School

1125 Park Dr,

Palmyra, PA, 17078-3447

Tel: (717)838-1331
Grades: 9-12

929 students

Palmyra Area Senior High School serves 929 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 29%.
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 929 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 929 students
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Palmyra Area Senior High School 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 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Palmyra Area Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
2%
8%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
1%
16%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Black (1991-2012)
White
92%
71%
Palmyra Area Senior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Palmyra Area Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Palmyra Area Senior 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.
0.15 0.47
Palmyra Area Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
10%
34%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
2%
6%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,895 students has grown by 509% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Palmyra Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 3,895 1,559
Palmyra Area   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 88%
Palmyra Area   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $35 MM $21 MM
Palmyra Area   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $34 MM $20 MM
Palmyra Area   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $55,114 $12,476
Palmyra Area   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $52,365 $11,944
Palmyra Area   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 Students Grades
  • Palmyra Pine Street Elementary School
    50 West Pine St
    Palmyra , PA , 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.4  mi  |  349  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Palmyra Forge Road Elementary School
    400 South Forge Rd
    Palmyra , PA , 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.6  mi  |  333  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Palmyra Palmyra Area Middle School
    50 West Cherry St
    Palmyra , PA , 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.7  mi  |  803  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Palmyra Lingle Avenue Elementary School
    600 South Lingle Ave
    Palmyra , PA , 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.9  mi  |  618  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Palmyra Northside Elementary School
    301 East Spruce St
    Palmyra , PA , 17078
    (717)838-1331
    1.3  mi  |  231  students  |  Gr.  1-5

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