Palmer School

Public PK, KG-5

 309 Palmer St NE
       Grand Rapids, MI  49505-4723


 (616) 819-2929

District: Grand Rapids Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
1138th of 1,448 Michigan Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  247

Racial breakdown:
White:
32.8%
African American:
32.4%
Hispanic:
18.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.2%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Palmer School ranked worse than 78.6% of elementary schools in Michigan. It also ranked 8th among 22 ranked elementary schools in the Grand Rapids Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.3. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Palmer School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (32.8%), African American (32.4%), Hispanic (18.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 84.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palmer School is 16.1. 13 elementary schools in the Grand Rapids Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Palmer School employs 15.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Palmer School:

SchoolDigger ranks Palmer School 1138th of 1448 Michigan public elementary schools. (See Palmer School in the ranking list.)

Grand Rapids Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Grand Rapids Public Schools 519th of 640 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Palmer School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 17.36 1421st 1545 8.0%
2007 41.50 1163rd 1565 25.7%
2008 36.57 1255th 1577 20.4%
2009 24.33 1382nd 1589 13.0%
2010 30.11 1307th 1552 15.8%
2011 40.40 1164th 1552 25.0%
2012 35.78 1126th 1566 28.1%
2013 24.73 1260th 1563 19.4%
2014 28.80 1185th 1533 22.7%
2015 20.84 1280th 1580 19.0%
2016 17.60 1283rd 1548 17.1%
2017 12.76 1279th 1466 12.8%
2018 25.30 1138th 1448 21.4%

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

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by a parent
Friday, March 6, 2015

Open Quote We love Palmer School. The staff is amazing and my kids love it there! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Palmer School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 302 41 34 10 1 n/a n/a 0 388
1989 290 38 39 6 1 n/a n/a 0 374
1990 304 24 47 16 4 n/a n/a 0 395
1991 318 21 39 17 6 n/a n/a 0 401
1992 318 15 52 12 5 n/a n/a 0 402
1993 298 21 72 18 2 n/a n/a 0 411
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1995 293 43 69 30 5 n/a n/a 0 440
1996 293 43 69 30 5 n/a n/a 0 440
1997 257 39 45 32 5 n/a n/a 0 378
1998 232 47 37 26 7 n/a n/a 0 349
1999 229 58 42 21 12 n/a n/a 0 362
2000 178 55 37 25 11 n/a n/a 32 338
2001 253 76 32 31 12 n/a n/a 0 404
2002 143 78 12 63 6 n/a n/a 0 302
2003 143 78 12 63 6 n/a n/a 0 302
2004 130 99 10 65 2 n/a n/a 0 306
2005 121 76 12 56 3 n/a n/a 40 308
2006 98 69 15 58 3 n/a n/a 44 287
2007 110 86 13 58 2 n/a n/a 52 321
2008 99 99 8 60 1 n/a n/a 51 318
2009 94 106 5 50 1 n/a n/a 36 292
2010 111 100 8 24 1 n/a n/a 68 312
2011 129 80 5 53 1 0 19 0 287
2012 104 85 6 39 1 0 27 0 262
2013 105 91 6 49 2 0 32 0 285
2014 90 61 5 55 1 0 34 0 246
2015 88 79 8 58 1 0 40 0 274
2016 86 84 3 61 1 0 36 0 271
2017 81 80 6 45 0 0 35 0 247

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 School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 388 n/a n/a n/a
1989 374 n/a n/a 34.8
1990 395 29.0 13.6 30.4
1991 401 n/a n/a n/a
1992 402 n/a n/a 53.7
1993 411 n/a 0.0 56.2
1994 n/a 18.0 n/a n/a
1995 440 17.1 25.7 49.5
1996 440 17.1 25.7 49.5
1997 378 16.0 23.6 47.1
1998 349 17.0 20.5 57.0
1999 362 19.0 19.1 59.9
2000 338 17.2 17.8 78.4
2001 404 16.3 24.8 68.8
2002 302 15.0 20.1 78.8
2003 302 15.0 20.1 78.8
2004 306 15.3 20.0 84.6
2005 308 15.8 19.5 100.0
2006 287 16.1 17.8 111.5
2007 321 15.2 21.1 101.5
2008 318 17.2 18.5 111.2
2009 292 16.4 17.8 109.8
2010 312 15.0 20.8 118.0
2011 287 17.1 16.7 90.2
2012 262 14.8 17.7 92.0
2013 285 15.3 18.6 93.0
2014 246 14.0 17.5 92.7
2015 274 15.0 18.2 89.1
2016 271 14.0 19.3 88.9
2017 247 15.3 16.1 84.2

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 School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 388 n/a n/a n/a
1989 374 n/a n/a 34.8
1990 395 29.0 13.6 30.4
1991 401 n/a n/a n/a
1992 402 n/a n/a 53.7
1993 411 n/a 0.0 56.2
1994 n/a 18.0 n/a n/a
1995 440 17.1 25.7 49.5
1996 440 17.1 25.7 49.5
1997 378 16.0 23.6 47.1
1998 349 17.0 20.5 57.0
1999 362 19.0 19.1 59.9
2000 338 17.2 17.8 78.4
2001 404 16.3 24.8 68.8
2002 302 15.0 20.1 78.8
2003 302 15.0 20.1 78.8
2004 306 15.3 20.0 84.6
2005 308 15.8 19.5 100.0
2006 287 16.1 17.8 111.5
2007 321 15.2 21.1 101.5
2008 318 17.2 18.5 111.2
2009 292 16.4 17.8 109.8
2010 312 15.0 20.8 118.0
2011 287 17.1 16.7 90.2
2012 262 14.8 17.7 92.0
2013 285 15.3 18.6 93.0
2014 246 14.0 17.5 92.7
2015 274 15.0 18.2 89.1
2016 271 14.0 19.3 88.9
2017 247 15.3 16.1 84.2

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 Michigan Department of Education.

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