1170 W Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 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).

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School Overview

Palmer High School's student population of 765 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
765 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
School Opens for Grades 1-12
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
First Day for Kindergarten
August 23, 2022 (Tuesday)

School Rankings

Palmer High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#291 out of 461 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
79%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   7/19/2016
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.
- Posted by Parent - safar

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 765 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 10% in AK)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.48 (Top 50%)

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