This is a small but not too small school. Has more yard equipment than almost any other school. The teachers are usually great. Parents are really involved in making this school a great school. Very clean and classrooms are not that crowded. You will be amazed if you go to this school!
My children have attended Palisades Elementary since kindergarten and overall their experience has been excellent. While there are some bumps in the road caused by LAUSD hiccups, the charter process, caring faculty, involved parents and a principal experienced with the bureaucratic district nonsense are extemely important and highly valued.
If you live in the Pacific Palisades (or want to Lottery in) and you have your concerns/doubts about Public School/LAUSD, yes it's a "system" but with the superb leadership of "both" the dynamo and truly caring Principal, plus the passionately involved and seriously committed, hard working parents this LAUSD Elementary is a "Gem"! Academically, it's seriously comparable to (and in some case(s), beats) local privates. Consider saving your money for middle or high schools, or most of all, college. A well run, relatively small, historic treasure that has an "authentic" connecting school community.
Pali Elementary is a great school... the administration, office staff and all the teachers really seem to care about our children. Each child is considered for their unique personality and talents. There is no "box" your child is put into...it is a friendly and inviting environment . Highly recommend the school!
The school is fantastic. The teachers are academically strong and extremely caring. My daughter is doing very well academically, she is happy and she is receiving a wonderful, well-rounded experience. A real part of the community (it seems we are saying hello to fellow parents and kids everywhere we go in the neighborhood)! We love Pali Elementary!!
Fantastic school - from the principal on down - with VERY active parents - great teachers and policies - lots of fund raising - the arts (drama, music) is exceptional - best public school (Charter) I have seen in LA