Mr. Hausner is doing a great job as the new principal in the '11-'12 school year. My kids are in 4th and 6th grade GATE classes at Palmyra, and Mrs. Scheidt and Mrs. Campbell are wonderful teachers. My kids are having a really good year academically and socially.
Funny that every review about how HORRIABLE this school and it's office staff and principal, Ms. Smith covers for the rude office staff and hides from parents when there is a serious issue at her school. Zero actitives for students-levels behind.
I currently go to Palmyra as a 6th grade GATE student I'll be leaving next week I just want to say bye to me school and tell the teachers they were very nice and caring. But the Principal was not as much... The principal needs to improve herself!!!!
I currently go to Palmyra Elementary as a 6th grade GATE student. She is probably the best math teacher there is for the grade! Ms. Smith is a very nice, concern, and direct principal. However, every single student tried to stay away from most of the recess/lunch supervisors (other than two). There are two (no names given out) that are very mean, don't EVER listen to the student's reasoning and answers, and prohibit anything that's anything brought out from the classroom. Just yesterday, I got in trouble for bringing my winter gloves out in the field! We need to do something about them... The teachers are AMAZING. All of them are respectful and always treat each student as if they were their counselors! The new janitor is doing great so far, although i really miss the old one, as well! Last, the campus quality is a significant issue, as it has been since I arrived in 2nd grade. The students are VERY careless about littering, and don't bother cleaning up "after themselves" in the restroom. This gives the custodian much more work... which.... never really gets finished. I hope that this review will be read and thought about as we may be able to improve the school.
Good school, good teachers but horrible Principle. Mrs. Smith likes to argue and doesnt listen to your concerns and always covers for her staff.
My one son is in GATE and the teachers are incredible and the work is challenging. My other son is not and while the teachers are great, they are overwhelmed by English learners and others so they are not able to move as fast and challenge the kids who need to be challenged enough.
My granddaughter Raven Poole began at that school until she went to live with her father last year, my nephew and sister now live here from Michigan and my nephew now goes to Palmyra. I have been on the PTA board and was active throughout the time my granddaughter attended there. I am hoping to become active again with Palmyra. I believe that this school is above the rest. They care and show how much they care about their school and their students.
My daughter attended this school for 2 1/2 years til we moved out of state. The teachers are awesome and Mrs. Smith is a great principal and is great with the kids. The office staff is wonderful also, they dealt everyday with my daughter that is in special education and has multiple problems with her peers. They were very patient with her at all times. We really miss this school. Kim S.
I have 4 Children currently enorolled; 4th grade GATE (beed here since 1st grade), 3rd grade (since K), 1st grade (since K)and one Kindergarten. The teachers, principal, and staff are all wonderful. Maybe we put too much emphasis on what teacher's don't do and not enough on what they do. Parent's need to be involved as well. Overall Palmyra gets an A+. Thank you teachers and Staff!
I enrolled my child in the school last year when we moved into the neighborhood. I could not have been more disappointed. The academic program is not challenging and the classrooms are overcrowded. I'm putting her back in private school.
We have been very pleased with the academics at Palmyra since our two kids transferred there three years ago. My son's 6th-grade GATE class did lots of writing and projects. My daughter's (non-GATE) 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes have been rigorous in the basics. She has had experienced teachers who are good at handling the 32-student classes. There aren't a lot of frills, although there is an Art Masters program and through this year at least, Instrumental Music. But they both have learned a lot more than they did at their previous schools, which were more creative, progressive etc. My daughter's curriculum has been very worksheet-intensive, but she's really learning her language and math skills. The school doesn't have as strong a social network for parents as our kids' previous schools, but there are dedicated volunteers, and the principal has a great positive spirit.
Our experience at Palmyra has been a positive one so far. The teachers really do care about the children as individuals primarily, and about their educational success.
My son attended sixth grade this year and I found this school to be very supportive and very organized compared to his previous elementary school. It made the transition much easier.
This school is great! Mrs. Smith the new Principal is wonderful. She has really improved the overall moral of our teachers and staff.
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