Palmer Middle School
Palmer Middle School serves 572 students in grades 6-8.
Palmer Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is equal to the Alaska state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
Palmer Middle School's student population of 572 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
View the Palmer Middle School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
School Opens for Grades 1-12
August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
First Day for Kindergarten
August 23, 2022 (Tuesday)
Palmer Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 461 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
State Level (AK)
Overall Testing Rank
#266 out of 461 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AK Dept. of Education
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