July 23, 2012
As a student, I've seen this school change immensely in the past four years--and for the better. Granted, in 2008, the reviews on here would definitely apply-- terrible counselors, sluggish administration, and all that junk. But in the time I've been here, this school has really stepped up to the jplate, improving academic programs, encouraging a strong and safe community (with some help from the student-led PLUS program). And as far as bullying, I saw little of it. I wasn't popular by any means, but I didn't really encounter closed-off cliques but rather open social circles. Unless someone had a really obnoxious or arrogant way about them, bad reputations are hard to come by in a school of 3000+ students. Even so, remember no school is perfect, and that Paloma is what you make of it. I can't speak about the sports program, but if your student has drive, then they'll join clubs, do volunteer work, get to know their counselor (even with hundreds of students, mine knew my name and face well by senior year!) and take AP courses (which brandish some of the most talented teachers at the school), they'll make fond memories here.
- submitted by a community member