Palmer High School (Alaska)

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Palmer High School
Photo if the iconic blue moose outside the entrance to palmer highschool- 2014-04-08 15-04.jpg
Address
1170 W. Arctic Ave.
Palmer, Alaska 99654
United States
Information
School type Public secondary school
School district Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Principal Reese Everett[1]
Faculty 60 (2005)[2]
Grades 912
Enrollment 900 (September 2008)[3]
Student to teacher ratio 18:1 (2005)[2]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue and white[4]          
Mascot Moose
Information (907) 746-8400
Website

Palmer High School is a high school located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the city of Palmer, Alaska. Its mission is to prepare lifelong learners, community assets, and citizens of integrity. It offers in-depth courses in fine arts, mathematics, world languages, physical education and health, science, English, social sciences, and career and technical education. Student support services are available for students.

History[edit]

The school was established in 1936.[5]

Curriculum[edit]

The foreign languages offered are Spanish and French. In 2012 the school began offering the APEX online education program.[5]

Demographics and statistics[edit]

[when?]Palmer High School accommodates 900 students in grades 9 through 12. Out of these students, 210 are freshmen, 264 are sophomores, 248 are juniors, and 181 are seniors. The teacher-student ratio is 1:23.1, compared to the state average of 1:20.

As of 2014 78% of the students were non-Hispanic/Latino White, 9% were Alaska Native, 7% were of more than one race, 3% were Hispanic or Latino, and 3% were Indian.[6]

As of 2014 all of the teachers were non-Hispanic/Latino White, and almost all of the teachers were U.S. citizens and native English speakers, with the exception of the French teacher, a French citizen.[6]

International Baccalaureate[edit]

Palmer High School has been an International Baccalaureate World School since 1999.[7] It is one of two International Baccalaureate schools in Alaska.

Sister school[edit]

It is a sister school of Saroma High School (ja) (北海道佐呂間高等学校) in Saroma, Hokkaido.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://matsuk12.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=13407
  2. ^ a b "Alaska Public Schools Database". National Center for Education Statistics. Archived from the original on 2008-11-14. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  3. ^ Van Sack, Jessica (2008-09-02). "Alaska principal: Bristol Palin's situation will be a learning opportunity for teens". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on 2009-10-21. Retrieved 21 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Wasilla High School". Alaska School Activities Association. Archived from the original on 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Executive Summary Palmer High School Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District." AdvancED. p. 2 (PDF p. 4/11). Retrieved on March 12, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Executive Summary Palmer High School Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District." AdvancED. p. 3 (PDF p. 5/11). Retrieved on March 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Palmer High School". IB World Schools. IBO. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 61°36′19″N 149°08′16″W / 61.6054°N 149.1377°W / 61.6054; -149.1377