Palmer High School

  • Palmer High School serves 1,697 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palmer High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.

Top Placements

Palmer High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • Palmer High School's student population of 1,697 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,697 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmer High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmer High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#818 out of 1768 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
34%
34%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
49%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.60
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Graduation Rate
80%
80%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColorado Springs School District No. 11 In The County Of E School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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