Palmer Middle School



Palmer Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Palmer Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 197
7 223
8 185
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Palmer Middle School is a public elementary school located in Palmer, AK in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. It enrolls 605 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 24.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 605
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 24.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 24.88

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Palmer Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 304
(50%)
6,238
(48%)
 Male 301
(50%)
6,767
(52%)

Palmer Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 437
(72%)
9,549
(73%)
 American Indian 108
(18%)
2,234
(17%)
 Asian 23
(4%)
332
(3%)
 Hispanic 18
(3%)
409
(3%)
 Black 13
(2%)
314
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(1%)
162
(1%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
5
(0%)

Palmer Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 337
(56%)
8,698
(67%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 222
(37%)
3,704
(28%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 46
(8%)
603
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Palmer Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (44.3%) is slightly lower than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Palmer Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 712
2006 649
2007 651
2008 631
2009 598
2010 575
2011 637
2012 605

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.4
2006 16.4
2007 17.4
2008 15.8
2009 15.4
2010 15.8
2011 19
2012 24.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.37921348314607
2006 0.36825885978428
2007 0.38709677419355
2008 0.34072900158479
2009 0.3561872909699
2010 0.35652173913043
2011 0.4160125588697
2012 0.44297520661157

Compare Palmer Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,626.9% 16.3:1
 
2,430.0% 24.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 44.3%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public 06 - 08 605 24.3:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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