Palmer Middle School

1159 S Chugach
Palmer, AK 99645
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Palmer Middle School serves 572 students in grades 6-8.
Palmer Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 40%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).

Top Placements

Palmer Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alaska for:

School Overview

Palmer Middle School's student population of 572 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students572 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Palmer Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 466 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Palmer Middle School is 0.50, 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.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#207 out of 466 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
19%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
68%
47%
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Hawaiian
2%
3%
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Two or more races
4%
11%
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Diversity Score
0.500.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMatanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Palmer Middle School is Palmer High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Academy Charter School (1.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmer Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-8 | 247 students
    1.2 miles
    801 East Arctic
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 746-2358
    1.2 K-8 247
  • Palmer Palmer High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 765 students
    1.3 miles
    1170 W Bogard Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 746-8400
    1.3 9-12 765
  • Willow Beryozova School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-12 | 19 students
    1.4 miles
    27297 W Beryozova Dr
    Willow, AK 99688
    (907) 495-9390
    1.4 K-12 19
  • Palmer Mat-su Youth Facility Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    1.4 miles
    581 S Outer Springer Lp
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 761-7238
    1.4 6-12 11
  • Palmer Swanson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 488 students
    1.4 miles
    507 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907) 861-5300
    1.4 PK-2 488

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