Palmer Middle School

  • Palmer Middle School serves 561 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (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 51% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53%.

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School Overview

  • Palmer Middle School's student population of 561 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students561 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmer Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmer Middle School is 0.49, 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)
27%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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American Indian
19%
23%
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Asian
1%
6%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
2%
3%
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White
69%
47%
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Hawaiian
1%
3%
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Two or more races
6%
11%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palmer Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AK.
Diversity Score0.490.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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 Academy Charter School Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 244 students
    1.2 miles
    801 East Arctic
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)746-2358
    1.2 K-8 244
  • Palmer Palmer High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 809 students
    1.3 miles
    1170 W Arctic Ave
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)746-8400
    1.3 9-12 809
  • Palmer Beryozova School
    Grades: K-12 | 28 students
    1.4 miles
    501 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)495-9390
    1.4 K-12 28
  • Palmer Mat-su Youth Facility Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 11 students
    1.4 miles
    501 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)761-7238
    1.4 6-12 11
  • Palmer Swanson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 465 students
    1.4 miles
    507 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    (907)861-5300
    1.4 PK-2 465

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