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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C minus
  7. Administration
    grade C minus
  8. Sports
    grade B minus
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Palmer High School is an above average, public school located in Colorado Springs, CO. It has 1,627 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1170
227 responses
Average ACT
26
205 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
Median Household Income
$64,712
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$269,800
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 43 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 173 responses
  • Football games and the bonfire
    19%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Broken Circle Tradition
    14%
  • Assembly
    10%
  • Mr. Terror
    9%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Basketball games
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,627
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 45 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,378
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 59 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 59 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,597 / year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 67 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 67 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 67 responses

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