Palmer High School serves 785 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 top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 785 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 33%
- Graduation Rate: 90-94% (Top 10% in AK)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 30-34% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 35-39% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Palmer High School's student population of 785 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Palmer High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Palmer High School is 0.53, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#227 out of 443 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Palmer High School's ranking?
Palmer High School is ranked #227 out of 443 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alaska.
What schools are Palmer High School often compared to?
Palmer High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Colony High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% AK state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Palmer High School?
The graduation rate of Palmer High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 77%.
How many students attend Palmer High School?
785 students attend Palmer High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Palmer High School students are White, 11% of students are American Indian, 10% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palmer High School?
Palmer High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 14:1.
What grades does Palmer High School offer ?
Palmer High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Palmer High School part of?
Palmer High School is part of Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.
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