Palmerton Area High School



Palmerton Area High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Palmerton Area High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 134
10 121
11 85
12 111

Palmerton Area High School is a public high school of the Palmerton Area School District located in Palmerton, PA. It has 451 students in grades 9th through 12th. Palmerton Area High School is the 547th largest public high school in Pennsylvania and the 11,579th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.3 to 1.

Total Students: 451
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 33.9

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Palmerton Area High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 228
(51%)
360
(48%)
 Male 223
(49%)
390
(52%)

Palmerton Area High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 424
(94%)
713
(95%)
 Hispanic 15
(3%)
22
(3%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
5
(1%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
5
(1%)
 Black 3
(1%)
5
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Palmerton Area High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 319
(71%)
513
(68%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 124
(27%)
211
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 8
(2%)
26
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Palmerton Area High School is ranked 614th out of 719 ranked schools in Pennsylvania, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Palmerton Area High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (29.3%) is lower than the state average of 45.1%. 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.

Palmerton Area High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 555
2006 605
2007 536
2008 593
2009 552
2010 552
2011 550
2012 531
2013 501
2014 506
2015 451

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.5
2006 18.8
2007 14.2
2008 15.1
2009 14.4
2010 15.4
2011 17.2
2012 16.2
2013 15.2
2014 15.1
2015 13.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.15135135135135
2006 0.16528925619835
2007 0.19402985074627
2008 0.20404721753794
2009 0.18478260869565
2010 0.19927536231884
2011 0.18909090909091
2012 0.25800376647834
2013 0.21756487025948
2014 0.25098814229249
2015 0.29268292682927

Compare Palmerton Area High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,330.0% 13.3:1
 
1,398.6% 14.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 29.3%
 
State Average 45.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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