Palmyra Area Senior High School

  • Palmyra Area Senior High School serves 1,071 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 86% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 91% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 62%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Palmyra Area Senior High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 32%.

Top Placements

Palmyra Area Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

  • Palmyra Area Senior High School's student population of 1,071 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,071 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmyra Area Senior High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmyra Area Senior High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank
2%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Palmyra Area Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Palmyra Area Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
91%
68%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palmyra Area Senior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.170.26
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Palmyra Area Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palmyra Area Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePalmyra Area School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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