PROFICIENCY 32% equal to state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
29%Palmer
31%Alaska

Palmer Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District" in Palmer, AK. There are a total of 590 students and 30 teachers at Palmer Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 197 free lunch students and 38 reduced lunch students.

Palmer Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 31.5%, which is equal to the Alaska average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students590
Teachers29.78
Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch197
Reduced lunch38

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Middle 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

GradeProficiency
All27%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
625-29%
730-34%
820-24%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All36%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
640-44%
730-34%
830-34%
High Schooln/a

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 Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlaskaNational
Caucasian 68.4% 72.5% 48.4% 51.1%
African American 2.5% 2.2% 3.5% 15.9%
Asian 3.0% 2.9% 6.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.5% 3.4% 6.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 22.6% 17.7% 23.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.1% 1.2% 2.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 0.1% 8.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Academy Charter School57%0.8Palmer, AK
Beryozova School50%0.8Palmer, AK
Mat-su Youth Facility50%1.1Palmer, AK
Palmer High School30%1.1Palmer, AK
Sherrod Elementary41%1.1Palmer, AK
Valley Pathways11%2.0Palmer, AK
Colony High School28%3.5Gateway, AK
Colony Middle School38%3.5Gateway, AK
Pioneer Peak Elementary46%4.4Gateway, AK
Butte Elementary27%5.2Butte, AK
Birchtree Charter School35%5.4Lakes, AK
Fronteras Charter School52%5.6Lakes, AK

Palmer demographics profile

StatisticPalmerAlaskaNational
Population8,972736,855318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)724191
Median age33.933.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%53%55%
Speak English91%84%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%

Education level achieved in Palmer

IndexPalmerAlaskaNational
Completed 8th grade85.6%88.0%84.3%
Completed high school84.7%87.2%83.0%
Completed some college58.2%64.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.8%37.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.3%28.8%30.3%
Completed masters4.7%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The Palmer Middle 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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