Palmer School

  • Palmer School serves 231 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palmer School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Palmer School's student population of 231 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmer School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Palmer School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#1800 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
8%
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Black
33%
18%
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White
29%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
4%
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Diversity Score0.750.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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