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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Palmer Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Palmer, MA. It has 1,446 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
About Palmer Public Schools...
Address
24 Converse Street
Palmer, MA 01069
Telephone
(413) 283-2650
Website

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
77 responses
Average ACT
29
5 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,446
Free or Reduced Lunch
38.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,181
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$22,782,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,171/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Palmer Public Schools Reviews

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I loved my experience at Palmer Public Schools. The teachers were all very kind, and intelligent in there own special ways. My favorite teacher, Olga Lopez, ended up moving back to Puerto Rico with her family last year, which was a huge downfall for the school. She was the most heartfelt, devoted teacher in the school. She always was determined to accomplish making everyone happy even if the task wasn't in her favor. Olga Lopez was most favorite by many kids, and was said to be the heart of the school. When she had to leave to go back to her family in Puerto Rico many students were astonished by the fact that they wouldn't see their favorite, cheery teacher anymore. As heart broken as the kids were they pushed to make her proud. The one thing I would change is the schools way of organizing, and planning events and such. Palmer Public Schools is not very good at organizing ideas. Which Olga Lopez was great at, organizing proms, fundraisers, different projects, and events.
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The teachers are great! They make learning fun and interesting. They are always there to help. The sports programs are fun and competitive. The coaches are awesome. They help you build your skills and give you everything your team needs to win.
This district has a lot of potential, but due to a smaller and smaller student body (and consequently a decreasing budget), the district has trouble with infrastructure, making sustainable changes, etc. The teachers are excellent and truly care about their students. I think it may be smart to regionalize with small nearby districts.