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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Palmerton Area School District is a public school district located in Palmerton, PA. It has 1,740 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
About Palmerton Area School District...
Address
680 Fourth Street
Palmerton, PA 18071
Telephone
(610) 826-2364
Website

Palmerton Area School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
80 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,740
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,802
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$28,980,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,094/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Palmerton Area School District Reviews

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During my years in Palmerton Area High School, the place was wonderful. In junior high things were a bit rough and then we went through a change of administration and things were made even better with Mrs. Husar. She was incredibly kind, thoughtful, and professional. She took the aspects that we had from the previous principal and changed things around, she was always dressed in a suit & open-minded. All of the teachers are friendly and remember students after they leave. They all do their best and want to see you succeed. And it's not just the teachers and the office, the staff all around embrace the Palmerton Blue Bomber Pride!
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Palmerton is a small school district in a very close-knit community. Heavy parent and community involvement allows many of the extracurricular activities to take place and thrive. The administration/ top of the educational chain have difficulty with internal politics/ cannot function cohesively to provide a consistent environment for the kids. Limited resources along the lines of technology, guidance resources/communication, and general communication to parents- especially as your children get older. Teachers are supportive and helpful if you have a concern, but in general there is limited communication. Diversity is almost nonexistent, the general culture of the schools is supportive but only when necessary. Classes offered at the high school are adequate, there are more choices offered at larger schools.
Palmerton Area School District is overall a good school to go to. The clubs and sports are very involved with the every day student life. Almost every student is in at least one club or one sport. We offer awards and scholarships to those who excel in sports and academics. It is a small town school, so everybody knows everybody. There are some teachers who teach at the high school during the day and then teach at colleges some nights. Since we have that, the students are more prepared for college because our teachers tell us and prepare us for what it is really like.