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- a community member
My children have had exceptional learning and social experiences at Palm Crest. The teachers and the principal are accessible, enthusiastic, and work hard to ensure that all students succeed.



- a parent
We appreciate reading the reviews on GreatSchools.org. Palm Crest is an awesome school, has excellent teachers, and an amazing educational foundation that supports the school. It has a supportive community of generous parents and neighbors. For us, the highest ratings on each dimension. LC is a great place to raise our growing family. Thanks! :)




- a community member
Excellent school, just love Palm Crest! So much positive, going far beyond their outstanding test scores. Great teachers and environment. Our son and daughter are happy and smiling after each day. Glad we made our family move to La Canada, and this gem of a school has been a huge bonus for our family. Thank you so much, and great to be part of this wonderful community.



- a community member
I completely agree with the last review, such a wonderful, caring, and top rated school district in Calif. We moved into the area, and Palm Crest was a very easy, and positive transition. Our kids love school and their teachers, and have made great friends there. The teachers really care, are supportive, and love their students. It made our relocation to the area very positive. We so appreciate living in this area of La Canada, and feel fortunate to be here. Our kids are energized by the experience, and show more enthusiasm for learning every year. Keep up the great work!



- a parent
We had 2 children go through Palm Crest, and found the environment very positive and supportive. Our kids really thrived and were happy, and it was the perfect balance of a thoughtful and challenging elementary school experience. Wendy (the current district superintendent), used to be the principal there, and seems to really appreciate the teachers and their efforts. We give the school our highest rating, and the neighborhoods around the school are awesome. Our kids always walked to school, and just loved it! :)




- a parent
Incredible school in every way, from the kids to the teachers to the parents to the principal.



- a parent
My wife and I have been thrilled with our experience at Palm Crest. We currently have 4th and 1st grade children attending. What sets Palm Crest apart from other top schools is the level of parental involvement. n addition to the music, art, drama and Spanish that is available to all students there are numerous after school classes offered included band, strings, chess club, robotics, tennis, GATE enrichment classes. The Palm Crest PTA also sponsors music and art docent programs (LA Philharmonic parent) and View the Stars night involving telescopes (run by NASA parent) There is a Dad's PTA, a Panther Partners (new families welcoming program), a thriving Science Fair, a summer reading program among other things. There were times in my son's kindergarten class last year where there were 4 parents volunteering in the class at the same time. The PTA sponsors events for parents and children that encourage folks to really get to know each other which makes the environment feel like a close-knit community. Palm Crest just received the California Distinguished Schools Award two years ago. This is a school of exceptional teachers, parents and students like none other out there!



- a parent
Palm Crest has fantastic new and veteran teachers, a spectacular principal, and believes in teaching beyond the tests. It's in a beautiful area away from the exhaust and congestion of the city. The kids are vibrant, creative, and engaged. Best school in the area by far.




- a parent
A really good public school with caring teachers (for the most part) and a very hands on Principal in Mrs. Hurley. Palm Crest has a warm, caring environment, a good program for kids with special needs, and an active PTA. As at any school, there are a few less than steller teachers and our daughter had one in 4th grade. But for the most part the teachers are committed, caring, and dedicated.



- a community member
I loved Palm Crest! Mrs. Healy was the greatest English teacher ever! Mrs. Endicott taught science in a way that was fun and allowed students to absorb more than traditional, dry, fact-based jargon. Of course, this was 17 years ago...

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