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57%
  • Academy Charter School
  • 801 East Arctic, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 234
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
50%
  • Beryozova School
  • 501 N Gulkana, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 19
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
50%
  • Mat-su Youth Facility
  • 501 N Gulkana, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 5
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 6:1
41%
  • Sherrod Elementary
  • 561 N Gulkana Street, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 454
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
32%
  • Palmer Middle School
  • 1159 S Chugach, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 590
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
30%
  • Palmer High School
  • 1170 W Arctic Ave, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 765
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
11%
  • Valley Pathways
  • Po Box 4897, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 192
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Swanson Elementary
  • 507 N Gulkana, Palmer
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
  • Grades: PK - 2 · Students: 433
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
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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.

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%

Palmer, AK School Districts

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

There are a total of 17 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Palmer. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Palmer, AK schools is 39%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Palmer, AK, an average of 83.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Palmer schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Palmer, AK schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

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.
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