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Palmyra High School

Public | 9-12 | 366 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

I was a 1962 gradute from Palmyra High School. I have watched the school system grow to what it is today. My daughter was born with a learning problem, the school system allowed her to attend all 12 years and let her graduate with the other students. My wife a I will never forget what they did for us. The teachers were very professional, they had time to help my daughter. Today the Palmyra School is the best school system in Northeast Missouri. The staff does everthing they can to provide for the students. The school has everything needed to get a good education. The students take pride in the school, they have severl scholarships available to them, the students that get them turn out to be a credit to the community, they have a good profession and help in different organizations to better it. The sports programs are something to very proud of,the students play their hearts out to be a winner, but also they learn what it is to lose, that it's not the end of the world. The students do several project thru out the year to help the city and county. The Palmyra school system is the best. Anyone wanting a superior or excellent education needs to come to the Palmyra High School at Palmyra, Mo to get it.


Posted August 2, 2004

I was a student at this school and am currently a teacher in another area. As a teacher I have had the opportunity to see many kinds of schools of many different sizes, and can honestly say that, for the size of PHS, it is an excellent school. There are not many high schools of this size throughout the state that offer as many academic and athletic extracurricular activities as Palmyra does. Also, the teachers are great. They are highly educated and, for the most part, have the students' best interests in mind. Palmyra High School did an excellent job preparing me for college. There is also a lot of parental and community support, which can make a huge difference. I would be happy to send my children to Palmyra High School if I ever moved back to the area.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
66%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
79%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
n/a
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White96%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Free or reduced-price lunch85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Free or reduced-price lunch85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 74%
Black 2% 17%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1723 South Main St
Palmyra, MO 63461
Phone: (573) 769-2067

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