Palmer High School

  • Palmer High School serves 1,817 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 33%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the Colorado state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47%.

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School Overview

  • Palmer High School's student population of 1,817 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 87 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,817 students
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Total Classroom Teachers87 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmer High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmer High School is 0.64, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall School Rank#1137 out of 1,704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
33%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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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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Two or more races
8%
4%
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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 CO.
Diversity Score0.640.60
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Graduation Rate
84%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
35%
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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 No. 11 in the county of E School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

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