Palmer Middle School

  • Palmer Middle School serves 391 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Palmer Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%.

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

School Overview

  • Palmer Middle School's student population of 391 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students391 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmer Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 7,953 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmer Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1697 out of 7953 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Palmer Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Texas by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
48%
52%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
49%
28%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Palmer Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Texas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This 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 TX.
Diversity Score0.530.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palmer Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalmer Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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