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PK-5
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Denver, CO
Students enrolled: 312
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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995 Grape St
Denver, CO 80220

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(720) 424-5000
(720) 424-5025
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November 04, 2014
I love Palmer. Great teachers and a new Principal are moving this school forward in a very positive way! New computers! Great community of parents making things happen educational and culturally. Our school is growing in many ways.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2013
My son just started at Palmer in Kindergarten this year. The school felt solid to me, but not exciting and had been our second choice. Now I am so glad we came here. Palmer got a new principal over the summer and she is great - very knowledgeable, approachable and involved. Palmer has had steady growth in test scores over the past years, and is now set to build on that foundation to become a really good, innovative and dynamic school.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2013
My kids love Palmer! We have been at the school for 3 years and will continue thru 5th grade. My kids have thrived there. We are a multi-racial family and I love the diversity of the school. Hard to find in DPS. (My kids attended another DPS school in 1st grade and our family had to deal with some racism.) I have found that the teachers are very approachable and interested in every child in their class. There are many different extracurricular activities from sports to Shakespeare and learning languages. I have a friend who kids were a top performing school in DPS ((but where they did not feel welcome) who moved her kids to Palmer this year and they are loving it.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2013
This is our first year at Palmer and my son is in the Advanced Kindergarten class. The school wasn't our first choice but we have been generally impressed. He is learning well and his class is learning together. Teachers are generally friendly and accessible and the principal is straightforward. She could be friendlier but you can't argue with the school's performance levels and improvement it has made. We are hoping to choice into the school next year and that should indicate our happiness.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
Very happy with Palmer. It's in a nice, middle-class, safe neighborhood. I have two kids attending, one is an accelerated learner and the other has delays, but both have had the help they need and are doing extremely well. I think the PTA could use more parental support, but overall they do very well with the help that turns out. There are a plethora of after-school activities and in-school productions that kids can be as active as they want or as much as parents can withstand. The principal/staff has made changes that have improved the state tests over the past three years without changes to the school's demographics. The principal will not typically approach me, but is always open to talk when I've asked. The front office friendliness has improved over the the last year too. Overall, I have had a refreshingly positive experience. My kids are happy too and genuinely like going to school.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
My son started at Palmer this year for 1st grade. On the second day of school I approached his teacher about my sons learning difference hoping it would give her early insight and together we could find a way to keep him engaged and teach him how to read and write. I was sent to speak with the special ed teacher about it. Everyone was so nice and assured me they would do everything they could. Days turned into weeks and into months. He has made very little progress. They have swept us aside unable to explain what, when or how. My son shows signs of Dyslexia and is on a long waiting list to be properly diagnosed. Do yourself a favor. If your child does not fit into the box that is our Public school system. Run away before its too late and seek the appropriate alternative or your child will get " left behind".

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
Palmer is an execellent school by any definition of the word. To know this, one need only to walk down the main hall, cheerfully decorated with student art work, or listen in on a classroom and hear the sounds of happy children going about their learning. I have been impressed with the wide variety of enrichment activities ranging from learning Japanese and Persian dancing to playing lacrosse. I love the school-wide wikispace where I can see what both of my students are learning. The principal's monthly newsletter highlights special school activities and recognizes students' work. She has been at all of the extra functions this year such as Math and Literacy Nights, the Easter Brunch, and open house. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to become involved like joining the PTA, volunteering in the classroom, and helping out with special activities such as RIF and the Shakespeare Festival.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
The diversity of cultures of attending families is great. Palmer tries very hard to be a quality school but often falls short. The PTA puts forth great efforts although it is unorganized, as are most of the school functions. The school does not supply sufficient notice to parents for functions; field trips etc. and are disappointed if the outcome is not a success. The only time notice is given is if financial assistance/support is needed. The principal only focuses and pays notice to those that she is familiar with. I participated in a meeting held in the auditorium where the principal walked in, never introduced herself before speaking and sat in an awkward manor to which she had her back to parents. The office staff is unfriendly and unwelcoming. I m sorry to say that I've been disappointed with our experiences at Palmer but do hope it get better.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Most of the teachers are awesome at Palmer. The administrator has something to be desired. She hardly interacts with the parents and won't address you unless you say 'hello' first while you are standing directly in front of her. There aren't a lot of extracurricular activities. This school could be improved for sure!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
There are definitely great teachers at Palmer... Ms Katie, Ms Mazooji, Mrs Fultz, Mr Hudson... + more. The principal needs to be more involved with the parents. It would benefit the school if she would address parents in a positive way. The feel of the school isn't as positive as it could be, hopefully some type of change will come and the school can blossom into an awesome neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
There are definitely great teachers at Palmer... Ms Katie, Ms Mazooji, Mrs Fultz, Mr Hudson... + more. The principal needs to be more involved with the parents. It would benefit the school if she would address parents in a positive way. The feel of the school isn't as positive as it could be, hopefully some type of change will come and the school can blossom into an awesome neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
Palmer is a Grest School, because all the staff is very kind and proffessional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
The ECE class of Ms. Katie is superb!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
palmer is a school of choice for my kids each year i choice palmer becuase i like the staff the teacher they are so kind so helpful so nice ..

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Palmer has a great group of teachers and administrators that have created a welcoming community in which the kids and parents benefit from the unique learning environment. Parents and kids are encouraged to participate in school based activities that are designed to help connect each student to the community while simultaneously instill a since of pride in self. In an era that seems to be intensely focused on improving education, I find that the search for quality education often comes at the expense of community. Palmer's commitment to education and community is both refreshing and responsible.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
Our kids enjoy attending this amazing school they are doing well socially and academically. Palmer is awesome! We have been busy with all the activities but it is worth it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
The school has done an excellent job of working with my grandson who needs some extra help. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 01, 2010
I have 2 children attending Palmer. We are lucky to have Palmer as our neighborhood school. It truly is a part of the neighborhood, involved in community activities and teaching the students to care for the community around them and the community of the school. Palmer Pride is instilled in each child, pride in themselves and their learning. The diversity of the school is a wonderful learning background. The staff are dedicated to all the students. They teach all day and have time for after school enrichment programs as well as Family art, reading and math nights. I have one child in special ed. The teachers, therapists and para professionals are amazing, fantastic, and wonderful. The program is intergrated and my child is very much a part of the whole school, participates in all activities and seems to know everyone. I can't say enough positive things about Palmer, my daughters love the school and their teachers. I try to be as involved as I can. The whole staff is always willing to welcome you into the classroom, answer questions or just say HI. Do we have Palmer Pride? YES WE DO!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
Our son has some special needs, and the teachers and therapists (speech and OT) have worked very hard with him to help him reach his potential. They have been very caring and thorough. We are very pleased with the staff's dedication at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Palmer is amazing! The blend of children from different backgrounds paired with the incredible teaching staff makes it the best school in my mind. The schoola acts as a community within a community, parents are alsways involved and the atmoshpere is one of learing and love.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
We 'choice in' to Palmer because it is a perfect match for our daughter academically, socially, and emotionally. The faculty and staff work diligently to build a community in which children can strive to do their best and are expected to do so. She loves Palmer, and so do we!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
An old-fashioned neighborhood school like i remember from my childhood. Great families, wonderful teachers, a nice community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
This is just a great neighborhood school. It doesn't have any bells and whistles because it doesn't need them. It's the kind of good ole fashion elementary school that we all remember going to when we were kids. There is diversity and great learning going on at this school. A solid public school. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Palmer worked with my son and me to ensure that my son was actively participating in his schooling. Also Palmer allowed my son to experience different exra cirriculum activities as well as cultural events.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Our priorities for our daughter's education include diversity, an environment dedicated to fostering a love of learning, and flexibility of education (not a one-size-fits-all approach). We are very lucky that our neighborhood school has the same priorities. The teachers are wonderfully committed to providing quality education, and our daughter absolutely LOVES going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Palmer is a wonderful school with a diverse student population, dedicated teachers, and an amazing leader, Principal Trujillo!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
The atmosphere of the school is friendly and welcoming. It seems to embrase diversity without making a big deal out of it. The teachers are wonderful- talented and committed to their students and the school. Our daughter loves attending Palmer.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
Palmer is a school of excellence. The most important components of the intricate part of Palmer are the students. With much diversity in our school the teachers and all staff members strive to meet the needs of each and everyone of these students. All you have to do is walk the halls and see this in action.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
This school is the perfect Denver public neighborhood school. There are children of all backgrounds loving each other and loving their school! The principal and teaching staff are completely dedicated to the education of the well rounded and unique child. Children at Palmer are exposed to art, language, dance, music, science, social studies, Shakespeare, PE and other activities that enhance the full learning experience for a child. They go outside the box to make sure each child is engaged and learning. I am a very proud parent and teacher at Palmer and think it is the best school around!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
We love Palmer Elementary school because it not only provides a great education, it fosters our child in learning to make good decisions. Palmer is economically and racially diverse, and offers our daughter the opportunity to explore who she is in a healthy way.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
All 3 of my children attend Palmer Elementary. Until last fall, we lived in the neighborhood, but we moved about 2 miles away. We have chosen to keep our children at Palmer because we love the teachers, the principal, and the outstanding education that our children have received. Our son has been identified as highly talented and gifted, and the teachers have prioritized his educational needs. Palmer also offers amazing extra-curricular opportunities like dance, language learning, mural club, and more. There is a small group of dedicated parents and PTA members who make the 'extras' happen and raise funds so the entire school may benefit. The one thing I'd like to see would be more parent involvement, so we could spread out our efforts. Palmer is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
this is our family's 3rd year at Palmer, and we are planning to choice in for next year even though we moved from the Palmer neighborhood into the Carson area. The teachers are fantastic and the principal is committed to the best education for every child. She has worked with us several times to find the best solution for our kids. We especially love the diversity at Palmer.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2010
I have been very disappointed with Palmer. It is our neighborhood school and we wanted to try it. The prinicpal is incompetent, and unresponsive to concerns. There are some good teachers, but I have not been impressed with the quality of my daughters teachers or the discipline or structure at the school. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I am a parent of a first grader at Palmer. I feel very fortunate to have such a fantastic neighborhood school. The after school programs Palmer offers are really neat. I have been very impressed with all of the dedicated staff and dedicated parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 20, 2009
My son entered 1st grade this year and Palmer is our neighborhood school. I have been extremely impressed with the dedicated teachers and the programs. My son is involved with the gifted and talented program and after school programs. The school is taking steps to meet students individual needs, such as, a pull-out reading program for all levels. I highly recommend Palmer and yes, parent involvement is encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
There is poor leadership in this school, The new principal does not properly organize to insure that teachers are prepared for classes. Students with special needs classes are not receiving the instruction required. I am highly disappointed in DPS for not providing the education my daughter deserves. The is the second time DPS has failed to take care of students with special needs.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
Palmer is a great school with a variety of academic programs from specialty programs in special education (Developmental Learning Center for K, autism, inclusion support) to programs for gifted students (advanced K and 1st grade) There are numerous music, art, and extracurricular activities avaliable to students both during the school day and after school clubs and opportunities. A diversified staff including several young, entergetic teachers as well as veterans keep the building a successfully oiled machine. Parents involvement is high at Palmer and thier help is a great assest to the school!

- submitted by a staff
October 13, 2005
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Palmer Elementary School
995 Grape St, Denver, CO  80220
(720) 424-5000
Last modified Palmer Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Palmer Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top