School Details

Palisades High School

35 Church Hill Rd, Kintnersville, PA 18930
(610) 847-5131

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 671 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palisades School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Palisades High School is a public high school in Nockamixon Township. The principal of Palisades High School is Mr Richard Heffernan. 671 children attend Palisades High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 12% of the 671 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Palisades High School is 14:1. Tinicum Art & Science is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 97%
Hispanic 0.9% 0.8%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1.0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My kids go to Palisades and I would rate it as 1 star. This is due recent incident where the wrestling coach got suspended due lack of support by School. The community is great but the school and it's Principal are really not out for the interests of the students

  • (11 months ago)

    They love to coverr themselves up as a perfect school which means they dont like to admit the drug behavior and learning issues. The students are disrespectful and just plain rude.It has been decided I will be switching schools next year.Both of my brothers went here and plenty of issues accured due to this "blue ribbon school".

  • (3 years ago)

    I didn't feel comfortable attending this school what so ever. I am a junior and i went to palisades from 6th to 10th grade. I switched to a cyber school because i hated the environment the students were ignorant and rude i was never comfortable there and concentrating in a class was impossible. I feel like i learned more at my elementary school before i moved and my new cyber school then i ever have in my 5 years of attending Palisades.

  • (6 years ago)

    Palisades is known for being a good school but as a student there I find myself bored in some classes. I also feel that were way to isolated! Some kids haven't a clue what your talking about if you mention things happening around the world for example today a group of friends and I were talking about the scandal with the mayor in New York and some kids in my class had no idea what we were talking about!

  • (7 years ago)

    Palisades HS has a lot going for it in terms of a great community and wonderful kids but it does not prepare its students well for higher education. The courses are too easy and the standards are set way too low for kids that are capable of doing a lot more.

  • (8 years ago)

    Palisades is a nice rural school but there are not alot of extracurricular activites. Students are laid back and are rarely pushed to their limits. Educationally this school trys to teach but rarely gives homework. IEP students really need an involved parent to see that the goals are truely met. I would rate the school as a 'B' in my own book. My child is bored there and there is not much to do for fun in the area . To get an excellent education parents must push child and teacher.

  • (11 years ago)

    National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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