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5-8
Public district
Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 703
 

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8520 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

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(602) 347-3200
(602) 347-3220
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December 21, 2014
I am a student at Royal Palm Middle School and i think it's a great school. If any student has a low grade on any class they give you a tutor. Royal Palm has great electives for students. They also have core classes. Royal Palm also excepts Optisim kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2014
My elementary schooling education was through Washington Elementary School District. So when I decided I wanted to be a teacher, I wanted to give back to my district. The Teaching Staff at Royal Palm is like no other. You know that they care for the students, both in and outside of the classroom setting. They bend over backwards for them and want them to be successful, in their schooling career and life. However there have been recent changes in administration (principal, front office staff, etc). Unfortunately with the changes, there has come an extreme lack of professionalism. For example, someone in the front office opened personal mail addressed to me. If it was an accident, I received no note or email apologizing for the mistake. This leads me to believe it was intentional, hence lack of front office professionalism. I would not allow my future children to attend this school, or any school in the district as a result of my experience there. Madison, here we come!

- submitted by a community member

February 23, 2014
I am currently attending this school right now, and so far I have learned almost nothing. Being that I am a core knowledge student, it really hits me. Switching from class to class is almost frightening, considering the fact that there are people yelling, cursing, and even throwing things at each other. There is little effort made to control the behavior and instead the effort is more focused on the dress code. Seriously? That's the problem? I found myself violating the strict dress code nearly 8 times in one semester, often for the stupidest reasons possible. I would like to leave this off at a positive note. The teachers are very generous and kind and actually make an effort to have every student learn, but the students are more concerned about fighting or just being disruptive. Therefore, I don't really recommend this school at all, and really the only good things about it are the teachers and the social worker. Everything else is just... blah. 2 stars, because I'm giving a little bit of props to the staff for not yelling their heads off because of the students. If I worked at Royal Palm, I probably would quit instantly.

- submitted by a community member

November 18, 2013
I don't go here but I might and I was wondering do u have to have pe? Cuz I hate pe.

- submitted by a community member

August 01, 2013
Hi I'm a student at Royal Palm I think Royal Palm middle school is a great school the teachers are really nice they will help you with anything if you have any issues if you have any problems if you having difficulties in any class or situation I think the principle is really nice except he's moving but I hope we have a new principle that is really nice like he was. Another good thing is that at the end of the year do raffles and we studens can win a camera and many more things like that. Also in aims we do raffles for the kids like it really high-grade meets or exceeds they can win up to movie theater tickets or money or gift cards and yeah another go thing we DON'T WEAR UNIFORMs YAYAYA We may have low percentages on Amis but not all of us we have low percentages because so kid think an education I don't nessesarry so the don't study and then they get stuck with Saturday school and summer school .

- submitted by a community member

March 05, 2012
I went to this school in 2005-2006 and it was a hard place to get much help. The teachers were more focused on keeping the kids in order than teaching. There were fights nearly every day and gangs echoed the common area. It seems like this place has straightened out but when I attended Royal Palm I thought it was ran more like corrections than a studious place to learn and better your intellectual abilities.

- submitted by a community member

February 15, 2012
i whent to this school it was great i miss my friends and teachers alot and im thankful for da teachers that really help me to improve my learning

- submitted by a community member

July 17, 2011
Royal Palm is a transformed school. Teachers and administrators are proud of the school and the students and it shows. I have had a child at Royal Palm for three years and am about to start my final 3 with my youngest. I love this school, I love being involved and I know my kids are getting a wonderful education in a diverse and challenging environment.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2009
Excellent teachers, outstanding principal & vp, programs and communication is wonderful. Very happy with my childs education.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2009
Very glad to see the AIMS test scores on AZcentral.com. Royal Palm increased their students scores in Math & Reading by 23 & 24%, Writting by a 57.8%. A big thank you to the teachers and staff at Royal Palm. What a great achievement and validation of your efforts. I am a parent of an incoming 8th grader and am proud to send my child to this school. Go Raiders!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2009
As a teacher at Royal Palm, I have watched it morph from 1300 students and total chaos, to a well oiled learning machine of 700 students where everyone there, kids and staff, care about one another. This is not that same school from 9 years ago when I started. Our focus is on academic excellence and student achievement, not just classroom management and survival. Looking back at the posts from 2003 and 2004, we have come a LONG way!! The staff that remains loves kids and teaching. We have the BEST principal and asst. principal tha tyou could ask for. They kick butt and take names no matter where they are, if it has anything to do with our school. I don't wnatto work anywhere but at Royal Palm!!!

- submitted by a teacher

May 08, 2009
Excellent school, I was nervous moving my 13 yr old from Mesa to Phoenix. Not sure how she would adjust. Royal Palm has been an outstanding addition to her educational life. No slip in grades at all in fact steady A's. The principle and VP are extremely attentive to the students needs and very personable. The influence to my daughters life with a diverse student body has opened up opportunities. VAMOS program is incredible and the community support for this school and its students can not be topped. I am very impressed and would highly reccomend this school to any student regardless of ethnicity. Next year my daughter will be in 8th grade, I am looking forward to more growth and enrichment in her life as well as my whole families.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2008
its a new school for my children but they like the school.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2008
I had concerns about Royal Palm last year when my sixth grade son started, but was pleasantly surprised. He had a great year and now this year as a seventh grader he is in the new magnet program and loves it. The teachers and prinicpals are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2008
The office staff & teachers are very friendly & cooperative concerning the needs of the students. I have had nothing but pleasant outcomes & my child loves his school. If my child is happy...I am happy.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2008
Wow I actually cant believe that there are some parents that think that this is not a 'safe' environment for there children to be in! I personally think that they have never even been to my school, sat in on a class, or even met our principals. Me being a student at Royal Palm. I strongly disagree the ones who think that. And yes our school has changes in the past year because our new principals have totally changed our school and our lives! I dont know why anyone would have anything negative to anything about this school

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2008
Royal Palm did an outstanding job with my child. She started out as a c average student and left with a 4.0 grade average and a Student Excellence Award!

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2008
I really like working at Royal Palm Middle School. Each year, the staff and administration has gotten better. We are incorporating innovative programs with the support of our community. We have a diverse student population with varying levels of understanding. We address the needs of our students in a variety of ways through classes, instructional techniques, and after school programs.

- submitted by a teacher

May 19, 2006
I think that royal palm is a really good middle school. Theres alot of good students and not alot of fights. I think that royal palm is a good school for kids to go to. Parent involment is great to.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2005
This school is really awesome and everything is great about it: the kids, the grades the teachers, just everything.

- submitted by a student

April 22, 2005
Royal Palm is a wonderful school! Very organized,loving and hard working teachers that really care about their students. I have a child with a learning disablility and was very worried about sending my child to Jr. High. I have been overwhelmed with the kindness and willingness to help my child succeed. Because of this my child is reading better and doing things we were told he probably would never do. I was also worried that the school would be unsafe because of rumours I had heard. This could not be further from the truth. The children are all very nice to my child and I feel that he is protected and that the campus is very safe. I also feel the principal is doing a fantastic job and was more than willing to talk with me when I was worried and made me feel confident in this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2004
This is the best school my child has been to. Even thought it has high expectations the students get used to all the learning. If I could I would send my child to college there. It s that great of a school!

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2004
Having had three children go through this school, I have to give all the credit to the principal for keeping it running as smoothly as it does. 1200 kids from 7 schools seems impossible to me to control, but it's done. There are some great teachers at this school, but unfortunetly there are bad ones. Bad meaning the ones that don't care about the kids, they don't make learning fun and different everyday. The PTO has been strong and successful for the 7 years I've been here. It has done a great job for the kids. A really great job.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2003
I think that there are too many students, for so little space, I woulden't recommend it for a middle school!

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2003
I think Royal Palm is the worst school I have ever had the misfortune to be involved with. It is severely overcrowded and lacking in leadership. No care is given to individual students - the entire focus of the school is on keeping control. I would encourage parents to avoid this school if they want their child to succeed in life.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2003
The other 'parent' said this was a safe environment. (I suspect that the 'review' was falsified by an employee) Wrong! It is in a very bad neighborhood. Crime spills out of at least one high density development right next door to the school. I do give Faculty some credit, they do watch them leave school, but it does little to stop cliques from ganging up on one another. Yes, there is relatively little gang activity, but it is there under the surface. Teachers here spend most of their time babysitting rather than teaching. Instead of going over skills that will be used in the upcoming nights homework and reviewing skills from the previous night, homework is just considered busy work to keep the kids controlled. And there is precious little homework. Why assign too much homework, you'll just have to grade it. When they do teach, it is teaching for the tests, not to enrich the students or to encourage them to new heights. There is no student progress follow through as there is at other schools. There is no feedback to the parents. If you request progress reports, they give you a hard time. We have to beg to get to speak to a teacher or to administration. The district office should seriously think about shuffling the faculty at this location with other schools in the district. Tenure is meant to be a protection from outrageous acts by parents and administration. It is normally a good thing. But here tenure is an excuse for laziness and apathy. A quick look at their test scores should show you only 17% of students met or exceeded standards in math and only 54% in reading. That means that 83% (about seven out of every eight kids) did not meet standards in math and 46% (one of every two kids) did not meet standards for reading. Dismal! In talking with other parents, they thought the school was good because despite very low tests scores, their kid got good grades. Low standards, Low expectations. 'Who cares if my kid didn't learn anything this year, at least they got good grades.' this is not a way to set a kid up to succeed. Having low standards and low expectations is a good way to set a kid up to fail in life.

- submitted by a community member

October 15, 2002
Great School. Staff works hard and cares about the students. A safe environment and well run.

- submitted by a community member

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Royal Palm Middle School
8520 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85021
(602) 347-3200
Last modified Royal Palm Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Royal Palm Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top