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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Palmyra Area Senior High School operates within the Palmyra Area School District.
  • Palmyra Area School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 86%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Palmyra Area Senior High School's student population of 1071 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,071 students
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Palmyra Area Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Palmyra Area Senior High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradePalmyra Area Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Palmyra Area Senior High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2835 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
46%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
62%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Palmyra Area Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
2%
4%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Asian Students (1991-2016)
Hispanic
4%
10%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Black Students (1995-2016)
Black
1%
15%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Black Students (1991-2016)
White
91%
68%
Palmyra Area Senior High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsPalmyra Area Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownPA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.26
Palmyra Area Senior High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
95%
86%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
44%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
Palmyra Area Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Palmyra Area Senior High School is Palmyra Area School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 663 school districts in Pennsylvania (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Palmyra Area School District's student population of 3,492 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 88% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,410 in this district is less than the state average of $13,048. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,527 is less than the state average of $12,915. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NamePalmyra Area School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    3
    Number of Students Managed3,4921,464
    Palmyra Area School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    63%
    46%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    78%
    62%
    District Graduation Rate
    95%
    86%
    District Total Revenue$38 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$38 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,410$13,048
    District Spending / Student$11,527$12,915
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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