Palmer High School

1170 W Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 785 students in grades 9-12, Palmer High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is approximately equal to the Alaska state average of 23%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 29%).
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).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 785 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : ≥95% (Top 1% in AK)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

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.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
785 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Palmer High School ranks within the top 50% of all 459 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (AK)
#203 out of 459 schools
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Palmer High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
23%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Palmer High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
35-39%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palmer High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
45-49%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
11%
22%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Palmer High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
1%
2%
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White
67%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
10%
13%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palmer High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alaska.
0.53
This chart display the diversity score of Palmer High School and the public school average diversity score of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥95%
78%
This chart display graduation rate of Palmer High School and public school graduation rate of Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Palmer High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palmer High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alaska by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 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 #203 out of 459 schools, which ranks it among the top 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?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 23% AK state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 29% AK state average).
What is the graduation rate of Palmer High School?
The graduation rate of Palmer High School is 95%, which is higher than the Alaska state average of 78%.
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.

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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 785 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : ≥95% (Top 1%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AK Dept. of Education

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