Palmerton Area High School

  • Palmerton Area High School serves 506 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • Palmerton Area High School operates within the Palmerton Area School District.
  • Palmerton Area School District's 81% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 506 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 506 students
Palmerton Area High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Palmerton Area High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Palmerton Area High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Palmerton Area High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.07 is less than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Palmerton Area High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
4%
Palmerton Area High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
n/a
10%
Palmerton Area High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
n/a
15%
Palmerton Area High School Black Students (1996-2014)
White
n/a
68%
Palmerton Area High School White Students (1990-2014)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Palmerton Area High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.07 0.25
Palmerton Area High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
20%
41%
Palmerton Area High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
5%
Palmerton Area High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Palmerton Area School District's student population of 1,835 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,844 is higher than the state average of $13,911. The district revenue/student has grown by 29% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,911 is higher than the state average of $13,599. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Palmerton Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
3
Number of Students Managed 1,835 1,497
Palmerton Area School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 81% 89%
Palmerton Area School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $29 MM $21 MM
Palmerton Area School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $26 MM $20 MM
Palmerton Area School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $15,844 $13,911
Palmerton Area School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,911 $13,599
Palmerton Area School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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