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PHS Administration

Joseph R. Martin, Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3157

Ken Holloway, Assistant Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3158

Mike Papenberg, Director of Athletics
856 786-9400 ext. 3142

PHS HIB Specialist

Mrs. Christina Birch, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)


Palmyra High School
311 W. Fifth St.
Palmyra, NJ 08065
856 786-9400

See my website for further information on:
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying


PHS Counselors are available throughout the school day.  Our guidance office secretary, Mrs. Keller, is available from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.  You may reach the guidance office at (856) 786-9400 ext. 3184.  You may also reach the guidance counselors directly:

Mrs. Crean

 Student Last Names: A-K

ext. 3165 or screan@palmyra.k12.nj.us


Ms. Shore

Student Last Names: L-Z

ext. 3164 or kshore@palmyra.k12.nj.us


The Palmyra High School NHS offers free tutoring services to students in need. These tutoring hours are available after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Arrangements can also be made for tutoring during the day. Please contact NHS Advsior, Mr. Yoon, if you are interested in having your child tutored by one of our NHS members: jyoon@palmyra.k12.nj.us


The goal of the Palmyra Press is to not only share school news, but to promote school camaraderie by promoting a wide variety of student achievements. The Palmyra Press, a product of The Pinnacle, is going to try and release a new show every week, typically on Friday mornings. Clink on these links to find previous releases:
Final Episode - Tuesday, 6/12/14  here


If you have lost or have forgotten your OnCourse logon information, please click on the OnCourse Parent Grade Portal link on the right-hand column of this page and follow directions for  "Forgot Password".  If you continue to have problems, please contact Mrs. Cecchini in the main office at (856) 786-9400 ext. 3185.

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Welcome to Palmyra High School



7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Palmyra High School offers a comprehensive educational program for students in grades seven through twelve. This traditional setting provides each student the opportunity to excel in their area of interest through a non-restrictive, content-oriented curriculum as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities. A hallmark of the Palmyra experience is an enthusiastic and dedicated staff interacting with concerned and involved parents to meet student needs.

The school offers academic development, college preparation, school-to-careers training, mentoring programs, and a variety of interventions for students with special needs. Students, alumni, and staff continue to earn recognition on the local, state, and national levels.

Palmyra High School is proud of its well-deserved reputation for "Excellence in Education."



Student schedules for the 2014-2015 will be made available on Monday, August 11.  Please view OnCourse at that time to be able to see your son or daughter's schedule.  If you have any questions about their schedule, please contact your child's respective guidance counselor per the Guidance Office information provided on the left-hand side of this web page.  Also, please be advised that there is a new bell schedule for the upcoming school year.  You can view or download a copy of the schedule in the PHS backpack (top left of this page).  Most notable is the student start time of 7:50 and the dismissal time of 2:24.


Summer assignments were distributed to current PHS students, incoming 6th grade students from Charles Street School, and incoming freshmen from Beverly and Riverton at the end of this past school year.  Palmyra High School's objective is to allow students to rest over the summer, yet keep them refreshed in the areas of Mathematics and English.  If you have lost your assignments or if you are new to our district, you may find them in the "PHS Backpack" located on the top left of this page.  Select the classes that you are going into this school upcoming school year.  If you have any questions, feel free to email your teacher(s) directly or check their teacher websites.  You may also contact your respective guidance counselor for questions about your 2014-2015 schedule.  Click on "Guidance" on the top left of this page.  Have a happy summer and see you this September!


Please be advised that AIG (Maksin) now has an online service for parents to buy the 24 hours voluntary insurance.  They will no longer be sending brochures.  Please visit their website at studentinsurance.com. Then go to "Our Services" and select "K-12 Voluntary Enrollment". Select the state and school.  This service should be available by September 1, 2014.  The cost is $82.00 per student.


When: Saturday, August 23, 8:15 pm

Where: Comedy Cabaret at Casa Carollo’s - 200 Rt. 73 North Marlton, NJ 08053

Why:  To laugh AND help support the Class of 2015 Florida Senior Trip!

*See  flyer in PHS backpack for more details.


The Palmyra Community Center Program Board has a new Music Theater Program!  Look in the PHS backpack for more information on the new program being held at the Palmyra Community Center.  The classes are on Wednesday evenings and cost  $30 for Palmyra residents. Dates:  July 23rd through August 27th with a performance on the the 27th.  Check out the flyers and website:


 Also, check out their Facebook page:




Be advised that a summer photo camp will be running in August at our local Palmyra Cove Nature Park.  The camp is open for students going into 5th through 8th grades who are interested in photography and want to learn more.  It offers 2 - week long sessions running from 9 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Friday.  All equipment including cameras computers printers etc. will be provided for the students during the camp.  The camp has been running for the past three years and students have had a great time and really take some amazing photos. See the flyer in the PHS backpack for more information!  You can also contact Mr. Hochenberger at christian@hochfoto.com for more information.


Please be advised that students will need a set of headphones for  the New Jersey state assessments (PARCC) this upcoming school year (spring). While many children already have their own headphones or earbuds, we still wanted to provide ample notice for this state testing requirement.  If you have a need for assistance in this endeavor, please contact the high school main office at 856-786-9400 ext. 3157.  Your information will be shared with the school principal.  Thank you.


Upcoming Events
Mon Sep 1
Tue Sep 2
Staff In-Service (no students)
Wed Sep 3
Staff In-Service (no students)
Thu Sep 4
First Day for Students
OnCourse Parent Grade Portal
2014-2015 PHS Student Handbook (pdf)
2013-2014 Grade Policy (pdf)
2013-2014 Student Uniform Dress Code Policy (pdf)
Teacher Websites
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Good News


Mr. Dan Licata (Social Studies)

Congratulations to Palmyra High School's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Mr. Dan Licata. Aside from being a passionate Social Studies teacher at PHS, Mr. Licata is very involved in his school community. He is the boys varsity baseball coach, advisor and coordinator of The Panther Press (digital student news production), and a member of the principal's academic council. Mr. Licata is also known for appearing at many of his student's athletic and extracurricular events and programs.

Mr. Licata is also known for donning his bright orange alma mater gear from his beloved Clemson University. Another fun fact for you and unbeknownst to many, Mr. Licata was “The Clemson Tiger” during his college days in Death Valley. Congratulations once again to Mr. Licata!


Palmyra High School
311 West Fifth Street     |     Palmyra, NJ 08065     |     856-786-9400   Phone    |     856 786-3014  Fax