Top 10 Best Palmer Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 14 public schools serving 6,238 students in Palmer, AK (there are 2 private schools, serving 105 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Palmer, AK are educated in public schools (compared to the AK state average of 96%).
The top ranked public schools in Palmer, AK are Academy Charter School, Pioneer Peak Elementary School and Sherrod Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Palmer, AK public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Alaska public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 40% statewide average). Schools in Palmer have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Alaska public schools.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Alaska public school average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Best Palmer, AK Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
801 East Arctic
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-2358
Grades: K-8
| 258 students
Rank: #22.
Pioneer Peak Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1959 N Stringfield Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5700
Grades: PK-5
| 508 students
Rank: #33.
Sherrod Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
561 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4100
Grades: K-5
| 373 students
Rank: #44.
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 N Seward Meridian
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 864-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 433 students
Rank: #55.
Birchtree Charter School
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1675 N Nadina St.
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-1831
Grades: K-8
| 406 students
Rank: #66.
Butte Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4006 S Butte Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 270 students
Rank: #77.
Colony Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9250 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 704 students
Rank: #88.
Palmer High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1170 W Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-8400
Grades: 9-12
| 785 students
Rank: #99.
Palmer Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1159 S Chugach
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4300
Grades: 6-8
| 562 students
Rank: #1010.
Colony High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9550 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,147 students
Rank: #1111.
Valley Pathways
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1150 North France Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-4650
Grades: 9-12
| 198 students
Rank: n/an/a
8295 East College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-8485
Grades: 8-12
| 187 students
Rank: n/an/a
Mat-su Youth Facility
Alternative School
581 S Outer Springer Lp
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-7238
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: n/an/a
507 N Gulkana
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 861-5300
Grades: PK-2
| 397 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Palmer, Alaska

Palmer, Alaska Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 3927
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-4675
Grades: PK-12
| 158 students
Po Box 4897
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 745-1486
Grades: 1-12
| 83 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Palmer, AK?
The top ranked public schools in Palmer, AK include Academy Charter School, Pioneer Peak Elementary School and Sherrod Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Palmer, AK?
14 public schools are located in Palmer, AK.
What percentage of students in Palmer, AK go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Palmer, AK are educated in public schools (compared to the AK state average of 96%).
What is the racial composition of students in Palmer, AK?
Palmer, AK public schools minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Alaska public schools average of 53% (majority American Indian).

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