PROFICIENCY 50% 59% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Mat-su Youth Facility is a school servicing grades 6 to 12 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Palmer, AK. There are a total of 5 students and 1 teachers at Mat-su Youth Facility, for a student to teacher ratio of 6 to 1. There are a total of n/a free lunch students and n/a reduced lunch students.

Mat-su Youth Facility has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 50.0%, which is 59% higher than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio6:1
Free lunch
Reduced lunch


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Mat-su Youth Facility, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

All< 50%
High School< 50%

Proficiency in languages by grade

All< 50%
High School< 50%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Mat-su Youth Facility race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 71.4% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 14.3% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.0% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 14.3% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 8.7% 3.1%

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Palmer Middle School32%1.1Palmer, AK
Palmer High School30%1.2Palmer, AK
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Colony High School28%3.6Gateway, AK
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Butte Elementary27%6.0Butte, AK

Palmer demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)31191
Median age39.633.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)63%53%55%
Speak English96%84%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%

Education level achieved in Palmer

Completed 8th grade87.4%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school86.3%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college53.4%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.5%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.8%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters5.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.1%1.3%
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