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About This School

Palmerton Area High School is a public high school in Lower Towamensing Township. The principal of Palmerton Area High School is Ms Kathleen Egan. 552 students go to Palmerton Area High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 20% of the 552 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Palmerton Area High School is 15:1. Northern Lehigh Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 96%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    Palmerton school was a wonderful experience for both of my children. The teachers were nothing but attentive and gave the kids a quality education. These people care and I consider it a privelage for my children to have attended this institution.

  • (9 years ago)

    I don't where to begin. Palmerton Area School District is a fun and great place to learn and get along with fellow classmates. We are small and the budget is low but that is what makes it great. I grew up around the area and I'm glad I got the education and learning experience from Palmerton High School. The teachers were great and always there to support you through thick and thin. I owe my career and goals to this school district teacher fellow students and sports organization. It troubles me that someone would have anything negative to say about the Palmerton School District teachers and it's organizations. I would recommend this school to anyone. Go Blue Bombers!

  • (9 years ago)

    Where do I begin? I've always hoped for a wonderful high school experience for my children and didn't find it here. My son chose to play the Baritone but wasn't allowed to transport it on the bus because of its size. There was no safe place provided for instrument storage if the music room was locked other than to place them in the hallway where they could be stolen or damaged-- at our expense. Academically it's a small school so often required classes for college admittance are not offered due to below minimum enrollment. And don't even get me started about our negative experiences with the Sports program.The JH cheerleaders had to buy their own equipment! I wouldn't recommend this school district for anyone thinking about relocating here. The schools are antiquated and small plus we have too limited tax base for new schools. I'm not usually one to complain....but have to!

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