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."


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. 


Students in Spanish and German classes held the annual World Culture Day celebration on April 13, 2017. Students created over 50 posters with the theme of “cultural holidays” from around the world. Students also made foods from those countries for all students and staff to sample.

Poster Winners from left to right:

Evelyn Morales, Angelica Johnson, Kaya Robinson, Katie Katella, Mattie Wentz, Daphne Philippoussis


The Environmental Science Club hosted an Environmental Day event on Tuesday April 25th to coincide with Earth Day on April 22nd. Students and faculty visited throughout the day and the club invited Mrs. Falcone to bring some of her students from Charles Street School to share their Styrofoam ban initiative with our high school and middle school students. We are proud to say that Environmental Day was a success and included almost 50 student-made posters and three hands-on stations.



April 2017


Congratulations to Palmyra High School’s

Students of the Month selected by the Social Studies Department.

Pictured left to right:  Chloe King-8th grade, Randi Buchanan-9th grade, Rebekah Allen-11th grade


On Tuesday, April 11, the Tomorrow’s Teachers students at Palmyra High School were provided with the opportunity to walk In Another’s Shoes.  Ashley Young, Jessica Goldschmidt, Bethany McGuire, Liza Tait, and Rebekah Allen shadowed and interviewed district staff to learn their role in making Palmyra Public Schools great.  It’s not every day that students are fortunate enough  to see what an important role all members of the Palmyra school community have in making each day a success.  Thanks to administrators, buildings and grounds staff, district support staff, school secretaries, and the media specialist, Tomorrow’s Teachers were able to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the hard work and determination that it takes to make PHS run smoothly!


Students:  Ashley Young, Jessica Goldschmidt, Bethany McGuire, Liza Tait, Rebekah Allen































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BOE Public Budget Meeting
Fri May 5
Junior High Spring Dance 7:00 PM
Sat May 6
Wed May 10
Parent Advisory Mtg 6:00 PM
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Thu May 11
Spring Concert 7:00 PM
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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