During his time at Averill Park, Palmer:

•   Increased the number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses taught from two to seven and increased the number of students taking the AP exams more than 400 percent.
•   Doubled the number of students taking and passing Regents exams.
•   Implemented an alternative high school program that reduced drop outs by 75 percent.
•   Conducted reform that resulted in The Business Review naming Averill Park the Capital Region’s most cost effective high performing high school.

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