Palmer High School

  • Palmer High School serves 713 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palmer High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

School Overview

  • Palmer High School's student population of 713 students has grown by 46% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 58% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students713 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Palmer High School
Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmer High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Palmer High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1130 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
82%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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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 MA.
Diversity Score0.320.59
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Graduation Rate80-84%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalmer School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmer Old Mill Pond
    Grades: PK-5 | 687 students
    0.2 miles
    4107 Main Street
    Palmer, MA 01069
    (413) 283-4300
    0.2 PK-5 687
  • Palmer Pathfinder Vocational Technical Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12 | 614 students
    0.5 miles
    240 Sykes Street
    Palmer, MA 01069
    (413) 283-9701
    0.5 9-12 614
  • Westborough West Area Special Education School

    1.4 miles
    167 - 169 Lyman Street, C/o Ha
    Westborough, MA 01581
    (781) 338-3305
    1.4 n/a n/a
  • Monson Monson High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 258 students
    5.3 miles
    55 Margaret Street
    Monson, MA 01057
    (413) 267-4589
    5.3 9-12 258
  • Monson Quarry Hill Community School
    Grades: PK-4 | 393 students
    5.3 miles
    43 Margaret Street
    Monson, MA 01057
    (413) 267-4160
    5.3 PK-4 393

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