311 West Fifth Street
Palmyra, NJ 08065

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."


Tuesday, September 19th from 7:00PM-9:00PM 

in the HS Auditorium

Come out and meet your child's teachers!!!

Mr. Papenberg (Athletic Director) will also hold a Booster Club Meeting in the Cafeterai from 6:30PM-7:00PM.*

*All Booster Club Presidents and PHS Activity Advisors who fundraise at PHS should plan to attend.



Morning Drop-Off Procedures:

  • Doors #1 and #4 on Fifth Street and Doors #9 and #18 on Fourth Street will be open for morning arrival from 7:30 – 7:50 AM.  After 7:50, all doors will be locked and the only access point into the high school will be through Door #18. 
  • Students may only exit vehicles on the school side of the street.  Vehicles must not stop within the identified crosswalks or in front of the fire hydrants.  Signs are posted prohibiting stopping, standing, and parking along the parking lot side of the street from Mon. – Friday between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  This will be strictly enforced by the local police.
  • Pedestrian crosswalks are located on Fourth Street and must be utilized at all times when crossing.  All vehicle traffic must yield to pedestrians while in the cross walks.
  • Students who drive to and from school must park in the school parking lot and register their vehicle in the main office.  Parking tags are to be visible at all times.
  • Please review the attached map for additional details and clarification.



Upcoming Events
Mon Oct 2
Week of Respect
Wed Oct 4
Jostens School Ring/Cap and gown assembly
Wed Oct 11
Senior Portraits
PAC meeting 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 12
Senior Portraits
Fri Oct 13
Senior Portraits
Jostens-order/money collection during lunches
Sun Oct 15
School Violence Awareness Week
Mon Oct 16
Open House-Parents 7:00 PM
Tue Oct 17
Open House-Students 9:00 AM
Fri Oct 27
Homecoming Dance 7-10 PM
Sat Oct 28
Mon Oct 30
Junior High Spirit Week begins
Wed Nov 1
School Picture Re-Take Day

2017 Student Handbook (pdf)
Teacher Websites
School Nurse
Clubs and Activities
Sign Up Genius
Naviance Login
Virtual High School
Parents Advisory Committee

Good News

Senior Corner

Financial Aid Night Sept. 27th @ 7:00pm PHS Aud.

College Visits:

  • Seton Hall U. Sept. 12th
  • Felician U. Sept. 13th
  • NJCU Sept. 18th
  • NJCO Sept. 19th
  • Caldwell U. Sept. 21st
  • Stockton U. Sept. 22nd
  • Rosemont C.. Sept. 26th
  • Rider U. Sept. 28th
  • Monmouth U. Oct. 3rd
  • Centenary U. Oct. 4th
  • Catholic U.Oct. 4th
  • LaSalle U. Oct. 5th
  • Gwynedd Mercy U. Oct. 10th
  • Rutgers Camden Oct. 12th
  • Sacred Heart U. Oct. 12th
  • Eastern U. Oct. 16th
  • Ramapo College Oct. 18th
  • Univ. of Maine Oct. 19th
  • Delaware Valley C. Oct. 20th
  • William Patterson U. Oct. 23rd
  • Montclair State U. Oct. 24th
  • Monmouth U. Oct. 25th
  • Centenary U. Oct. 26th
  • Holy Family U. Nov. 6th 
  • NJIT Nov. 7th

Teacher of the Year 2016-17
Mr. Mike Tumelty!

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

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