Resources are scarce. Even though the school receives funding many classes lack textbooks and necessary supplies. Phones don't work, there are frequent PA interruptions, and admin is fairly ineffective handling behavioral problems which stem from the upper grades to the middle school. Having AP students in classes with special needs students makes it difficult to get through a lesson, especially when equipment is left broken. Most stakeholders do not believe the school is represented accurately in media. Especially allowing failing students to promote if their parents complain. Admin coerces teachers to adjust grades for students who have not completed any work. Students caught with weapons or who threaten others are permitted back in class sometimes the same day.
I have spent the last 2 years at palomares i was a current student attending palomares i would say the staff there are completely amazing the teachers mr. Robles & mr. Noll are amazing due to my parents moving i had to leave palomares my 8th grade year 2009 this school is ok theres 2 many kids that try to pick fights to many haters and too much drama i wouldnt recoomend sending your kid here especially if there a girl trust me there will be a lot of drama and problems as forthe boys i think they'd be fine boys dont have that much drama anyway put all the haters drama and problems aside palomares is a great school!!!
Amanda has spent the last two years at Palomares. The school is in its fifth year of failure and staff changes have been significant. I believe it severely impacts the students. My daughter did great under Dr. Storm. This year under Mr. Brown not so much. Her attitude with accepting change i.e., new principal - new rules - and she is a teenager - contributed greatly to the problems I encountered this year. Cudos to the staff that give above and beyond the call of duty. My daughter is very challenging and administrative staff and teachers continued to reach out and engage her in helping her to achieve scholastic goals as well as teach her to become accountable for her negative behavior. Vice-principal, Mrs. Ferguson is caring and committed and determined to ensure that all students at Palomare succeed. Thank you Palomares staff for your your love and dedication! Lori Smith