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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Palmer Ridge High School is a highly rated, public school located in Monument, CO. It has 1,184 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
19255 Monument Hill Road
Monument, CO 80132
Telephone
(719) 867-8600
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Palmer Ridge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
144 responses
Average ACT
28
195 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$130,231
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,428
National
$949
Median Home Value
$421,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
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  • Sports
    27%
  • Senior SWAG
    20%
  • PROM
    18%
  • Spirit weeks
    18%
  • Assembly's, School Fight Songs,
    10%
  • Drunk driving awareness day/week
    2%
  • Mr. Palmer Ridge
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,184
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,053
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,207/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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Overall, my Palmer Ridge experience was fairly good. It's a very spread out school that could use longer passing periods, but other than that, I was pretty happy when I was there. It's a school that's very academically competitive, and while I didn't compete in sports, they always seemed competitive as well. The majority of the teachers are great and care a lot about their students, and do their best to make sure that their students are successful. There’s a lot of different clubs to join, most people could probably find at least one that they’d enjoy, and all of the clubs that I joined seemed to be very welcoming to newcomers.
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Palmer Ridge High School is an institution full of dedicated teachers and staff. After being homeschooled until my junior year of high school, I could not have been happier to find myself in classes with teachers who were so actively involved with my fellow students and me. My teachers did more to prepare me for college and adult life than anyone in my life other than my parents. They were very approachable and easy to confide in about my personal struggles in school. Anyone would majorly benefit both academically and socially by attending Palmer Ridge High School!
Great school with mostly nice people. All the teachers and counsellors are understanding and want to help you succeed. The layout can be a bit confusing but everyone is willing to help you as they understand what you're going through. Tough academically as everyone wants to be the best and get all A's. Otherwise, great academics with plenty of fun and challenging courses. Most of the teachers are good, some aren't. They have an odd method of teaching that takes some adapting on your part to do well in their class.