I have had 3 children go through Palmer and all have had wonderful experiences thanks to the high quality teachers and staff. Plus, the building is so well maintained! There are many clubs to select from and the music/art departments have highly qualified/effective teachers. In addition, Palmer is an AVID demonstration school, so there is an obvious and significant emphasis on preparing students for college.
My daughter was bullied in 6th grade to the point that she refused to attend anymore. Administration is ok with dealing with bullying AFTER the fact but it would be better if the bullying didn't happen at all.....
Most of them were very effective, but we did have a few bad apples that ruined the whole batch for us. Some of them need to retire. Our homeroom teachers were the best of all the teachers we had and only male principal was exceptional among his peers.
Our daughter attended this school under the previous administration and we loved it, but our experience with her younger siblings and the current administration left us needing more. We've pull our children from this school because they were bullied by their Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor, and teachers. Our children did not have a voice. so we had to become their voice, remove them from a very toxic environment, and help them to thrive. When you have children that don't want to go to school anymore you know it's time to find a new school. Every child should love school and feel welcomed. .
All my three girls have been or still are at Palmer, our assigned school.
The 1st daughter Palmer in 2004, her sisters are now in 8th and 6th grades. Much of the staff has changed but the awesome teachers have stayed and only that would be enough already: only good schools retain excellent teachers.
In addition, the importance given to academic accomplishment and the opportunities made available to students to improve and excel in academics make it a special place that truly invests in building outstanding students.
Great appreciated students as consequence have less behavior problems because they are kept engaged in learning with less room to get into trouble. In case they do, there are rules and they are applied when necessary. The students that keep themselves out of trouble are recognized for it and that is one more way to make the students feel safe and encouraged to do the right thing.
Palmer is awesome.