Palmyra High School

PHS Administration

Ken Holloway, Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3157

Christopher Tracey, Assistant Principal
856 786-9400 ext. 3185

Mike Papenberg, Director of Athletics
856 786-9400 ext. 3184

PHS HIB Specialist

Mrs. Christina Birch, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)

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

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Welcome to Palmyra High School

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."



Friday, June 16, 2017

6:30pm @ PHS Stadium

*Red tickets are good for outside and inside (Gym) seating.

*White tickets are ONLY good for outside seating.


Palmyra HS Honors Dr. Clarence B. Jones

DJSPT Scholarrship Recipients for 2017:

Pictured: Ms. Valerie Still, Josh Soto, Dr. Jones, Ryan White



2017 Palmyra High School Prom

King & Queen

Natalia Figueroa & Micheal Longstreth




            Senior, Jenna Kearney was awarded her Girl Scout Gold Award back in May of 2016.  Jenna’s project was titled, “Enjoy English.”  The Gold Award is an 80-hour project led and presented by Jenna.  Jenna worked with ESL students to improve their English skills incorporating all subjects including math, language arts, and every day activities, such as cooking, etc. for both PHS and Charles Street School students w/the help of Mrs. Knowles as her mentor.
            Kayla Kearney (8th grader) was awarded her Girl Scout Silver Award this past Sunday, May 21st.  Kayla orchestrated a Multicultural Festival for Charles Street School in May of 2016.  The Silver Award is a 50-hour project led and presented by Kayla. 


Arrive Alive Program @ PHS

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Colin Cattell, a junior at Palmyra High School, has won a full scholarship to attend the Colonial Dames Congressional Seminar in Washington D.C.  Since 1977 The National Patriotic Service Committee of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has conducted an annual national essay contest.  This year's topic was "Why was the division of power between the President and Senate to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court Justice created by our founding fathers?"   Colin wrote a response to the essay prompt which challenged students to reflect on the division of power between the executive and legislative branches of our government. Colin's closing argument ended with, "The founding fathers clearly proposed a government where power was divided, denying itself the prospect of becoming imperious. They believed that the rights of the outnumbered must be protected and that tyranny is greatest threat to the rights and liberties of the American people."  Colin has a keen interest in government and politics, which will enable him to represent Palmyra High School in a distinguished manner this summer.


Great Job!

The Writers’ Café members of Palmyra High School entered the 2017 Wee Authors Publishing Contest for poetry, and five members were selected to have their poems published in the  2017 Wee Authors Book.  This is a national publishing contest.  The purpose of the contest is to inspire students’ interest in reading and writing.  A free copy of the book will be donated to the school library. Mrs. Wallace is the Club Advisor.

From left to right – Erin Wolfe, Julia Klahn, Marisa Kidd-Williams, Kellyann Gillespie, Diane Christopher.



April 2017

Congratulations to Palmyra High School’s Students of the Month for April 2017, selected by the Related Arts Department!

Natalie Belton-7th grade, Marlena Clement-10th grade, Heather Cryan-12th grade




































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Senior Corner:

Graduation: June 16th



Mr. Mike Tumelty – History, Spec. Ed., PLA Teacher is flanked by his two longtime Teaching Assistants, Mrs. Nettie Laws (L) and Mrs. Kathy Morrison (R)


Educational Services Professional of the Year

Mrs. Samantha Crean-Guidance Counselor