Palmer High School

1170 W Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Palmer High School serves 765 students in grades 9-12.
Palmer High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Palmer High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Palmer High School's student population of 765 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students765 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Palmer High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Palmer High School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#304 out of 466 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
17%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
70%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
3%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.480.71
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
77%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Palmer High School is Beryozova School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Willow Beryozova School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-12 | 19 students
    1.2 miles
    27297 W Beryozova Dr
    Willow, AK 99688
    (907) 495-9390
    1.2 K-12 19
  • Palmer Mat-su Youth Facility Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    1.2 miles
    581 S Outer Springer Lp
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 761-7238
    1.2 6-12 11
  • Palmer Sherrod Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 437 students
    1.2 miles
    561 N Gulkana St
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 761-4100
    1.2 K-5 437
  • Palmer Swanson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 488 students
    1.2 miles
    507 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 861-5300
    1.2 PK-2 488
  • Palmer Palmer Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 572 students
    1.3 miles
    1159 S Chugach
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 761-4300
    1.3 6-8 572

School Reviews

5  
Our daughter is gifted, and went to one small Charter School , and 2 small Private Schools. She is doing very well at Palmer High School. The school is a medium size HS. It is an IB school so the courses are great. She is serving on the MAT-SU Student Advisory Board, and Palmer High School student government. In 2017 she will be the Sophomore class President. The Drama/Music Department is very well run, and gives students another way to be involves in school activities. The sports programs offer a wide selection. This is very good school for any one. My husband and I would give Palmer High School a 10 on a rating of 1 to 10. Thank you for reading this review.
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