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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
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Palmerton Area School District is a public school district located in Palmerton, PA. It has 1,741 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Palmerton Area School District

High Schools in Palmerton Area School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
98 responses
Average ACT
24
13 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,741
Free or Reduced Lunch
56.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,783
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$21,267/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$62,573
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$819
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,500
National
$184,700

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.
Classes are packed, lunches are low quality and highly priced. The entire school is heavily out dated. The teachers are over worked and underpaid, and have to work with old equipment. Half the school doesnt even have air conditioning or proper ventalation systems for heat. Teachers are nice, small town vibe. Bullying is always a problem. New feild looks great though.