Palmer High School



Palmer High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Palmer High School Students by Grade
PK 18
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 207
10 228
11 176
12 164

Palmer High School is a public high school of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District located in Palmer, AK. It has 793 students in grades 9th through 12th. Palmer High School is the 17th largest public high school in Alaska and the 7,471st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.9 to 1.

Total Students: 793
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 39.88
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,471st out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Alaska: 17th out of 288
Student/Teacher Rank in Alaska: 240th out of 287
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alaska: 14th out of 287

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Palmer High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 421
(53%)
3,944
(53%)
 Female 372
(47%)
3,498
(47%)

Palmer High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 582
(73%)
5,389
(72%)
 American Indian 127
(16%)
1,087
(15%)
 Two or More 27
(3%)
309
(4%)
 Asian 20
(3%)
195
(3%)
 Hispanic 15
(2%)
233
(3%)
 Black 12
(2%)
135
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 10
(1%)
94
(1%)

Palmer High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 570
(72%)
5,472
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 182
(23%)
1,714
(23%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 41
(5%)
256
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Palmer High School is ranked 25th out of 208 ranked schools in Alaska, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Palmer High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (28.1%) is lower than the state average of 51.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Palmer High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 917
2006 981
2007 882
2008 902
2009 798
2010 774
2011 805
2012 763
2013 794
2014 765
2015 793

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.2
2006 20.1
2007 19.5
2008 18.6
2009 17.3
2010 17.2
2011 18.7
2012 23.5
2013 20.9
2014 21.3
2015 19.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.20392584514722
2006 0.23343527013252
2007 0.23015873015873
2008 0.20509977827051
2009 0.2280701754386
2010 0.24806201550388
2011 0.26583850931677
2012 0.3040629095675
2013 0.30226700251889
2014 0.27058823529412
2015 0.281210592686

Compare Palmer High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,762.4% 17.6:1
 
1,990.0% 19.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 28.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 51.6%
 

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