This school truly is great. However, with some 8th grade teachers you can not really go anywhere with your Math and History studies. As well as for Science, Mr.Y does not really do a great job of teaching (because he's always after the blondes!). Mr.Lala (substituting for Ms.Edd) and Ms.W were by far the best teachers that I have ever encountered in my 8th grade year. In 6th and 7th grade, I had a great experience and scored high on standaradized testing. Now that Common Core standards have been installed in schools everywhere, I feel that teachers are more concerned about attaining standards and I feel like they do not teacher truly from the heart anymore. Now that the end of the school year is already approaching, I can say that I have mixed emotions about this school. There are either no rigorous standards at this school, or I am just not engaged enough because the teachers that I have had were horrible! Overall, I have made great friends and I hope that my success can continue into high school.
I came in this school when I was in 7th grade. At that time, I was horrible in Maths,English, Science and History. But now with the help of Mrs. Clark (8th grade English teacher), Ms. Anderson (8th grade Maths teacher), Ms. Vogel (8th grade Science teacher) and Mr. Nicholson (8th grade History teacher), I am able to get As and Bs in my tests (before, I used to get Cs, Ds and Fs). And also our counselor Ms. Price and principal Dr. Moriuchi were my great help when I was new in this school. Thanks to the lovely teachers, counselor and principal. I don't know what would I do without them. And I've heard that those people who attend in this school, will always do something good in future. So I encourage other students to join this middle school.
Padre de un estudiente en el 8 esta escuela es racista y muy injusta ve solo por los anglosajones y por los q tienen mas dinero sin importar el da o a otros ni os la sra power y el el principal son las personas mas desonestas y racistas deverian padres de hijos latinos cuidar los derechos de sus hijos de estas personas
Palms Middle School. The school needs new staff and faculty and a new Principal. There are way too many politics and underhanded activity going on in the school and in all of the parent auxiliary groups led by faculty.
I'm a parent who does exhaustive research, visits schools more than once, and makes spreadsheets. I spent months waffling over which middle school I'd choose and at the last moment, I committed to Palms MS. I attended the summer picnic and was buoyed by the committed parents, teacher, and principal, the diversity of the students, and the accessibility and values of the principal, Dr. Derek Moriuchi. Dr. Moriuchi made himself available at the picnic to answer questions and I thought his priorities and attitude were totally in the right place. So far, we've been very impressed. Our child is bright, creative and musical, if a little bit introverted. I was a bit concerned about the size of the school, but this has proven not to be an issue. The teachers are excellent and insert creativity and high standards into their curriculum. The chorus program is stellar (as is the music program). We've appreciated the homework time in the library after school as well. Our child is challenged in good ways and mostly enjoys school (as much as a middle schooler can!). It is a big school and there are crowds for concerts. Parent volunteers have streamlined the morning drop-off immensely.
Bruh, I've been here for 2 years bruh. Im a 7th graders . This school is fabalous and Perfect . The only thing I didn't like was Ms.Nathans class, I think she needs a lot of improvement. Despite that I would recommend any students go there !
I am a parent of a sixth grader at Palms and am pleased with the curriculum however not pleased with some of the teachers. Unfortunately, my child had an incident with a teacher that the staff is investigating however after following up on the status of this investigation, I have received no response. Parents should make sure to speak with their children to find out what is going on in classes and to see how their children are being treated by teachers. You would be surprised by how some of the children are treated by their teachers.
Great school!!! I have an eighth grader and our experience has been wonderful. Teachers and staff make this school one of the best any parent can think of. Whenever you have an issue, they try their best to solve it.
I have a child in eighth grade and I have to say that middle school at Palms has been one of the best experiences we have had. The teachers, the staff and the parents at this school are great. The environment and the opportunities offered at this school open new horizons for our kids.
I am so thrilled to read all these reviews that confirm my own experience at and opinion about Palms MS. We've had two kids there and it's just been a wonderful school for both. I understand the special ed program is really good too though we don't utilize that. But I see the kids all the time and everyone appears really happy and loved. I know Palms MS is huge, but that just means there are a huge number of superb teachers. It's really a remarkable place. The new principal is a gem too. Parents are involved but more of their involvement would be an area of improvement I'd say. :(
I am blessed to have such an excellent neighborhood school for my children. The teachers are dedicated to teaching at a high level for all students. The parent groups are strong and with that great combination no wonder Palms is the best Middle School in Los Angeles!
awesome exept for lap day and some kids smoke weed lol jkjkjkjk JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!! lap days is when you run around the pe side in 15 mi. to see how much you can run in 15 min. and it is once a week
Palms is an amazing school. I am greatful for being given the opportunity to have my child attend.
I am currently the parent of a 6th grader and a high school freshman. My freshman son completed his 3 years at Palms Middle School and now my daughter is there. We have all been very happy with the school - particularly the teachers and the relatively new Principal. Of course there is room for improvement but the school and administrators are aware of that and (another great thing about the school) open to suggestions. I am just so happy that my kids have been able to stay in public school from elementary through high school.
Palms Middle School has been a great experience for our 8th grader. Experienced, dedicated teachers. A passionate principal who is a "doer". Great music program! Good community school, a lot of parent involvement. Our 2nd child just started as a 6th grader and we expect the same wonderful experience.
My eldest graduated from Palms this Spring and is now in the Humanities Magnet at Hamilton. He was very well prepared for the rigor of the Humanities program - thanks to Palms. My middle child has just started 6th grade at Palms and is very happy so far. A couple of shout-outs to some amazing teachers - Ms. Mullen, 6th grade English & History, Ms. Wohl, 7th grade history, Mr. Reynolds, 7th grade English, Ms. Eddington & Ms. McCarrell, 8th grade English & History respectively, Ms. Tawijiri - fabulous math teacher. Palms is big and it can be disorienting to come from a smaller elementary school environment where everyone knows everyone else and one was likely to exchange a few words with your child's teacher most days at drop-off or pick-up. It's more challenging to get in touch with teachers here than we're used to in elementary school. But all can be managed with a little bit of effort.
Palms has been a great experience for my daughter and our family. The new Principal, Dr. Moriuchi, along with many involved families have welcomed new students and families into the Palms Middle School family, and there is a real, growing sense of community there. That, and the incredible, engaging, caring teachers, have made this experience exactly what we hoped for for our daughter.
Palms Middle School has been an amazing school for our boys. Our oldest culminated from the magnet program in June having had three amazing years. He enjoyed learning from a wonderful staff of teachers. Our other son is currently in eighth grade also in the magnet program and has had the same incredible experience of learning from amazing teachers. Dr. Moriuchi is a wonderful principal and has an open door policy. He encourages parental involvement. Mrs. Weissman is a wonderful counselor. The parents really care about Palms and fundraise to help pay for programs not paid for by LAUSD
Students at Palms benefit from dedicated teachers, a sharp new principle and involved parents. It's a big school, but the kids seem to flourish. As mentioned by others, the music program is excellent.
Palms Middle School is fun, educational, and cheerful. All the school activities are never excluding anyone. What I mean by saying this is that everyone plays in the 6th grade Olympics and everyone dances at the school dance. (That is if they are eligible.) Eligibility is not hard to reach. It's like a 3.4 grade average. As long as you work hard it will pay off. The thing that they should change is the school lunches some of the lunches are fantasic but some are not so great. However, the service is great. -Go Palms Panthers!!!!!!!!!!!
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