Palmer school information

IndexPalmerAlaskaNational
Average Test Scores39%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:118:116:1
Total public schools1728579,221
Total private schools35524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a117,963
The Palmer, AK educational system consists of 17 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Palmer public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 23% higher than than the Alaska average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Palmer public schools is 21:1, compared to 18:1 in Alaska and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.5% have completed high school, 21.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Palmer are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 17 public schools in Palmer.
  • 83.4% of people in Palmer have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.5% of people in Palmer have completed high school.
  • 21.3% of people in Palmer have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Palmer

IndexPalmerAlaskaNational
Completed 8th grade83.4%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school82.5%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.2%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree28.3%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters6.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Palmer (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fishhook, AK5,86647%4%
Meadow Lakes, AK7,69443%13%
Gateway, AK6,06141%16%
Tanaina, AK9,73641%16%
Lakes, AK8,94438%22%
Palmer, AK6,57239%21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hillsboro, OH6,57266%34%
Ben Lomond, CA6,57351%4%
Carbondale, CO6,57133%34%
Medfield, MA6,57587%76%
Union, OH6,56974%49%
Palmer, AK6,57239%21%
Source: The Palmer, AK education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.