School Details

Palmer High School

1170 West Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-8400
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 805 students 19 students/teacher (AK avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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75%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
70%
64%
90%
86%
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86%
80%
74%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2012-2013 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
88%
83%
77%
94%
91%
84%
84%
77%
72%

AK High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)

In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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28%
35%
42%
64%
56%
33%
41%
49%

AK High School Graduation Qualifying Exam (HSGQE)

In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Palmer High School is a public high school in Sutton. 805 students attend Palmer High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 27% of the 805 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Palmer High School is 19:1. Valley Pathways is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 13% 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very positive experience with Palmer High School. Both the teachers and counselers are truly involved with student development and excellence. Tons of opportunity for student involvement in activities and athletics as well as the International Baccalaureate program (I belive its the only one in Alaska). The school also maintains a very positive student and family culture without some of the issues/probems of bigger schools. Have not seen any evidence of bullying or "worldly" activites from the student body. Most of the students I have interacted with seem very grounded and down to Earth. I would recommend Palmer High School to anyone PCSing or moving to the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    frequently changes scheduling leaving attending students without the required classes for graduation

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