2900 Palmer St.
National City, CA 91950
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Palmer Way serves 494 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Palmer Way placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is equal to the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Palmer Way's student population of 494 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
494 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Palmer Way is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Palmer Way is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3730 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
22%
12%
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Hispanic
69%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
3%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 494 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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