PROFICIENCY 30% 5% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Palmer High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Palmer, AK. There are a total of 765 students and 36 teachers at Palmer High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 152 free lunch students and 55 reduced lunch students.

Palmer High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 30.0%, which is 5% lower than the Alaska average.


Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch152
Reduced lunch55


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 Palmer High School, 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

High School24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School36%

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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Palmer High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 76.0% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 2.5% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 2.5% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.5% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 15.3% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.3% 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
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Beryozova School50%1.6Palmer, AK
Colony High School28%2.5Gateway, AK
Colony Middle School38%2.5Gateway, AK
Pioneer Peak Elementary46%3.5Gateway, AK
Birchtree Charter School35%4.5Lakes, AK
Fronteras Charter School52%4.6Lakes, AK
Finger Lake Elementary47%5.5Lakes, AK

Palmer demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)281191
Median age34.933.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%53%55%
Speak English92%84%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%

Education level achieved in Palmer

Completed 8th grade94.0%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school93.8%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college72.9%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.2%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.5%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters11.9%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Palmer High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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