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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Palmyra Area Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Palmyra, PA. It has 1,141 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Palmyra Area Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1160
293 responses
Average ACT
27
33 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$78,926
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,193
National
$949
Median Home Value
$227,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Mr. PHS
    20%
  • Mini-THON
    18%
  • Minithon, stall day
    18%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • Morning Show
    12%
  • Musical
    10%
  • Music Programs
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,258
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,893/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Palmyra Area Senior High School Reviews

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Going to Palmyra Area High School was a wonderful time. We received a new principal two years ago in which he changed various things which made our class unhappy sometimes, but besides that, it was a great four years. The teachers were incredible and very easy to connect with. The students were not very diverse but are all generally nice people, this school is very easy going and the staff and students are great. The guidance staff does an amazing job preparing seniors for college by working with you individually throughout the year. Our athletics are very good and have nice budgets to support everyone, along with our incredible music program. It is a great place to have your children grow up and further their education!
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Palmyra Area High School has awesome talent, as evidenced by the Mr. PHS talent show that’s held every year. We also have a major fundraiser for the Four Diamonds fund (Mini-Thon) , where we’ve raised thousands of dollars over the years to benefit childhood cancer. The students at PHS are like a big family, in that they care for each other. All students receive laptops to use each year & there are unique classes offered, such as photography.
I really enjoyed most of the teachers but there was a lot of issues involving other students. They tend to be extremely insensitive and very few receive consequences. Despite all of the negative people, it was pretty easy to surround myself with truly good people.