Palmetto High School

  • Palmetto High School serves 2,207 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Palmetto High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Palmetto High School's student population of 2,207 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,207 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmetto High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmetto High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#2965 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
35%
33%
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Black
18%
22%
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White
43%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.70
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Graduation Rate
86%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameManatee School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palmetto Palmetto Charter School Charter School
    Grades: PK-8 | 363 students
    0.4 miles
    1607 17th St W
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941)723-3711
    0.4 PK-8 363
  • Palmetto Just For Girls Alternative School
    Grades: 6-8 | 35 students
    0.6 miles
    1500 10th St W
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941)722-1475
    0.6 6-8 35
  • Palmetto Palmetto Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 709 students
    0.8 miles
    1540 10th St W
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941)723-4822
    0.8 PK-5 709
  • Palmetto Lincoln Memorial Academy Charter School

    1.0 miles
    305 17th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941)721-6840
    1.0 n/a n/a
  • Palmetto Lincoln Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 477 students
    1.0 miles
    305 17th St E
    Palmetto, FL 34221
    (941)721-6840
    1.0 6-8 477

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