Palmer Middle School

Public 6-8

 690 N Booth Rd NW
       Kennesaw, GA  30144


 (770) 591-5020

 School Website

District: Cobb County

SchoolDigger Rank:
88th of 551 Georgia Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.6
Number of students:  923

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.7%
African American:
27.4%
Hispanic:
19.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.5%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, July 26, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Palmer Middle School ranked better than 84% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranked 10th among 24 ranked middle schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.27. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Palmer Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.7%), African American (27.4%), Hispanic (19.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 38.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palmer Middle School is 16.6, which is the 10th best among 24 middle schools in the Cobb County School District. (See more...)
Compare Palmer Middle School employs 55.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Palmer Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Palmer Middle School 88th of 551 Georgia public middle schools. (See Palmer Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cobb County:

SchoolDigger ranks Cobb County 46th of 189 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Palmer Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.20 49th 420 88.3%
2007 78.41 57th 445 87.2%
2008 83.33 46th 462 90.0%
2009 81.89 50th 466 89.3%
2010 75.17 93rd 494 81.2%
2011 72.33 125th 504 75.2%
2012 73.40 116th 508 77.2%
2013 71.55 135th 527 74.4%
2014 73.52 111th 521 78.7%
2015 71.34 125th 537 76.7%
2016 69.75 136th 545 75.0%
2017 81.79 78th 539 85.5%
2018 83.08 77th 543 85.8%
2019 82.27 88th 551 84.0%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, January 31, 2014

Open Quote Great school! Much improved under new principal and administration. They involve the parents and community. They care about your students and celebrate them on a regular basis. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, January 19, 2013

Open Quote The prior review on 11/12 is dead on. Poorly run and quite often the student's best interest is overlooked. The principal seems inexperienced and doesn't have the necessary skills needed to be in charge. Very disappointing. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 17, 2012

Open Quote Administration & teachers unwilling to help students that need help. Some teachers are downright nasty. Principal is useless. Very poor school & learning environment. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Palmer Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 909 226 59 69 9 n/a n/a 0 1272
2003 909 226 59 69 9 n/a n/a 0 1272
2004 904 245 54 81 8 n/a n/a 0 1292
2005 807 245 53 92 5 n/a n/a 49 1251
2006 725 273 45 97 5 n/a n/a 51 1196
2007 635 291 53 112 3 n/a n/a 63 1157
2008 601 261 46 118 3 n/a n/a 59 1088
2009 592 260 55 108 2 n/a n/a 59 1076
2010 604 286 50 130 6 0 0 0 1076
2011 546 288 36 118 3 0 53 0 1044
2012 525 268 32 124 0 0 50 0 999
2013 508 258 29 121 0 1 40 0 957
2014 505 249 42 150 2 1 47 0 996
2015 500 272 42 156 2 4 54 0 1030
2016 469 266 42 174 6 4 58 0 1019
2017 422 245 36 175 3 2 48 0 931
2018 413 253 37 179 3 1 37 0 923

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Palmer Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1272 77.7 16.4 16.9
2003 1272 77.7 16.4 16.9
2004 1292 79.4 16.3 19.8
2005 1251 80.0 15.6 22.6
2006 1196 75.1 15.9 25.9
2007 1157 76.6 15.1 29.1
2008 1088 76.0 14.3 29.2
2009 1076 78.0 13.8 33.5
2010 1076 73.0 14.7 37.2
2011 1044 63.0 16.5 38.3
2012 999 62.0 16.1 39.2
2013 957 57.6 16.6 40.9
2014 996 55.5 17.9 40.4
2015 1030 56.0 18.3 42.1
2016 1019 60.0 16.9 44.1
2017 931 60.5 15.3 42.9
2018 923 55.5 16.6 38.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Palmer Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1272 77.7 16.4 16.9
2003 1272 77.7 16.4 16.9
2004 1292 79.4 16.3 19.8
2005 1251 80.0 15.6 22.6
2006 1196 75.1 15.9 25.9
2007 1157 76.6 15.1 29.1
2008 1088 76.0 14.3 29.2
2009 1076 78.0 13.8 33.5
2010 1076 73.0 14.7 37.2
2011 1044 63.0 16.5 38.3
2012 999 62.0 16.1 39.2
2013 957 57.6 16.6 40.9
2014 996 55.5 17.9 40.4
2015 1030 56.0 18.3 42.1
2016 1019 60.0 16.9 44.1
2017 931 60.5 15.3 42.9
2018 923 55.5 16.6 38.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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