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
Photo of the iconic blue moose outside the entrance to Palmer High School
1170 W. Arctic Ave.
Palmer, Alaska 99654
United States
School type Public secondary school
School district Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
Principal Paul Reid[1]
Faculty 42 (2017)[2]
Grades 912
Enrollment 811 (2016–2017)[2]
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Blue and white[3]          
Mascot Moose
Information (907) 746-8400

Palmer High School is a high school located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the city of Palmer, Alaska. It offers classes 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.


The school was established in 1936. [4]


The foreign languages offered are Spanish, French and Japanese. IB classes (see below) are offered in Humanities/Literature, Math, Biology, Chemistry, History, Music, Art, and Foreign Languages. In 2012 the school began offering the APEX online education program.[4]

International Baccalaureate[edit]

Palmer High School has been an International Baccalaureate World School since 1999.[5] 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]


  1. ^ "Contacts". Palmer High School. Palmer High School. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  2. ^ a b "State of Alaska Report Card to the Public: 2016-2017 Palmer High School". Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  3. ^ "Wasilla High School". Alaska School Activities Association. Archived from the original on 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  4. ^ a b "Executive Summary Palmer High School Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District." AdvancED. p. 2 (PDF p. 4/11). Retrieved on March 12, 2017.[dead link]
  5. ^ "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