Palmer Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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Matanuska Susitna Borough School District Details

Matanuska Susitna Borough School District
501 N Gulkana St
Palmer, AK 99645

18,220 Students enrolled in District

47 Schools in District

18 Students Per Classroom (State average is 17)

Matanuska Susitna Borough School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Alaska

(10 is best)

Better than of AK school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

50 40 30 20 10 0
43%
37%
45%
40%
41%
34%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Academy Charter School
801 East Arctic
Palmer, AK, 99645
KG-08
American Charter Academy School
7362 W Parks Hwy #725
Wasilla, AK, 99654
KG-12
Beryozova School
27297 W Beryozova Dr
Palmer, AK, 99652
KG-12
Big Lake Elementary School
Mile 4.5 South Big Lake Rd
Big Lake, AK, 99652
PK-05
Birchtree Charter School
1675 N Nadina St.
Palmer, AK, 99645
KG-08
Burchell High School
1775 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK, 99654
09-12
Butte Elementary School
4006 S Butte Rd
Palmer, AK, 99645
PK-05
Colony High School
9550 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK, 99645
09-12
Colony Middle School
9250 E Bogard Rd
Palmer, AK, 99645
06-08
Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
800 N Seward Meridian
Wasilla, AK, 99645
PK-05
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School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 78.6% 54.6%
Black 0.9% 2.9%
Hispanic 8.4% 8.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.4% 6.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 10.7% 27.6%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,226 $154,879,128 51.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,480 $27,865,440 9.3%
Staff $769 $14,478,732 4.8%
General Administration $83 $1,562,724 0.5%
School Administration $1,127 $21,219,156 7.1%
Operation $1,336 $25,154,208 8.4%
Transportation $943 $17,754,804 5.9%
Other $661 $12,445,308 4.1%
Total Support $6,398 $120,461,544 40.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,314 $24,739,992 8.2%
Total Expenditures $15,938 $300,080,664 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,871 $1,282,016,555 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,437 $186,646,659 7.2%
Staff $1,543 $200,414,853 7.8%
General Administration $271 $35,199,559 1.4%
School Administration $1,134 $147,326,736 5.7%
Operation $2,267 $294,435,881 11.4%
Transportation $628 $81,616,422 3.2%
Other $722 $93,826,876 3.6%
Total Support $8,004 $1,039,447,580 40.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,995 $259,142,298 10.0%
Total Expenditures $19,871 $2,580,641,603 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%