Palco Jr. High School

502 Ash
Palco, KS 67657
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 16 students in grades 6-8, Palco Jr. High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 32%).
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 16 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : Bottom 50% in KS
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Palco Jr. High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

Palco Jr. High School's student population of 16 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
16 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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School Rankings

Palco Jr. High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,280 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Palco Jr. High School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (KS)
#1010 out of 1280 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤20%
29%
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≤20%
32%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
n/a
21%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
81%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
19%
6%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.31
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
8%
9%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palco Jr. High School's ranking?
Palco Jr. High School is ranked #1010 out of 1,280 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% KS state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 32% KS state average).
How many students attend Palco Jr. High School?
16 students attend Palco Jr. High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Palco Jr. High School students are White, and 19% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palco Jr. High School?
Palco Jr. High School has a student ration of 5:1, which is lower than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Palco Jr. High School offer ?
Palco Jr. High School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Palco Jr. High School part of?
Palco Jr. High School is part of Palco School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 16 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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