District summary ratings

This district has a mixed record. Look below to see what percentage of schools in this district are rated above average, average or below average in school quality.

Top 5 schools in this district
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Matanuska Susitna Borough School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District academic progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

Academic summary
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Advanced courses
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Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

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Teachers & staff
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Reviews from schools in Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District
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Parent / Guardian
November 27, 2021
This school is a certified International Bacceloreat school. IB classes are equal to or better than AP classes. Many students who participate in the IB program get into competitive colleges. Trade... More
Review for Palmer High School
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
November 18, 2021
I went here for k-4th grade. I’m a little bit above average iq and got bored very easily, and this school did not help. The most of the teachers treated the students like we were incompetent, but... More
Parent / Guardian
March 24, 2021
Mr. Henry is the best teacher in this school, by far. Would highly recommend his classes if you decide to come to palmer high.
Review for Palmer High School