Palmyra Area Senior High School

  • Palmyra Area Senior High School serves 1,015 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • Palmyra Area Senior High School operates within the Palmyra Area School District.
  • Palmyra Area School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the PA state average of 89%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1015 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,015 students
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Palmyra Area Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradePalmyra Area Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Palmyra Area Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
3%
4%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Asian Students (1992-2015)
Hispanic
3%
10%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Black Students (1998-2015)
Black
n/a
15%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Black Students (1995-2014)
White
92%
68%
Palmyra Area Senior High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPalmyra Area Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.150.51
Palmyra Area Senior 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.
13%
41%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
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%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Palmyra Area School District's student population of 3,420 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 95% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,410 in this district is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,527 is less than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NamePalmyra Area School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed3,4201,497
Palmyra Area School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate95%89%
Palmyra Area School District Graduation Rate (1993-2015)
District Total Revenue$38 MM$21 MM
Palmyra Area School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$38 MM$20 MM
Palmyra Area School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,410$12,967
Palmyra Area School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,527$12,300
Palmyra Area School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  • PalmyraPine Street Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 366 students
    0.4 miles
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  • PalmyraForge Road Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 352 students
    0.6 miles
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  • PalmyraPalmyra Area Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 818 students
    0.7 miles
    50 W Cherry St
    PalmyraPA 17078
    (717)838-1331
    0.76-8818
  • PalmyraLingle Avenue Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 622 students
    0.9 miles
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    PalmyraPA 17078
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  • PalmyraNorthside Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 247 students
    1.3 miles
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    PalmyraPA 17078
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