Palmer High School

  • Palmer High School serves 809 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 22% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Palmer High School's student population of 809 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students809 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Palmer High School
Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmer High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmer High School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
17%
23%
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
1%
3%
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White
72%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
4%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 AK.
Diversity Score0.450.36
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Graduation Rate85-89%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmer Beryozova School
    Grades: K-12 | 28 students
    1.2 miles
    501 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)495-9390
    1.2 K-12 28
  • Palmer Mat-su Youth Facility Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    1.2 miles
    501 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)761-7238
    1.2 6-12 11
  • Palmer Sherrod Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 427 students
    1.2 miles
    561 N Gulkana Street
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)761-4100
    1.2 3-5 427
  • Palmer Swanson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 465 students
    1.2 miles
    507 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)861-5300
    1.2 PK-2 465
  • Palmer Palmer Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 561 students
    1.3 miles
    1159 S Chugach
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)761-4300
    1.3 6-8 561

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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