This school has a new principal, which has totally changed the atmosphere on campus for the better! He is open to new ideas and is very enthusiastic. The situation is a complete 180 since the last review was posted in 2010. The office staff are most kind and helpful, a very active PTA and OUTSTANDING teachers!
We have been here two years so far and notice there is a bigger emphasis on rewards for raising money than anything. No community projects, no special ed inclusion, no genuine interactions between principal and parents. Very cold. Closed. Our children are here because this is 'our' school (though it doesn't seem that way).
How can you not love a school overlooking the Pacific Ocean? It is a great environment for learning, offers a great after school progran in the YMCA, and the faculty are committed to children (even in the midst of all kinds of budget cuts).
Despite the challenges of diminished budgets, our school, students, teachers, staff and parents included, contiune to step up and work together to overcome and help our school flourish. We are a community and together we make a difference.
There are so many reason I couln't possibly list them all. 1. We have great Parents 98% participation in our PTA 2. Awsome Teachers our teachers have been at palasades forever... some were students here. 3. We have an Ocean View ...how can you not love that !