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.
If you have a 6th threw 7th grader don't talk to the vp. Go straight to the principle. Dr. Giles is awesome and very helpful. Dr. V (vp) is horrible. She does all she can do to make your life harder. She even had the nerve to tell my child. She gets bullied because of her choice in clothing and to change her self. Not even saying anything to the other kids who are doing the bulling. Most the teachers are great. The extra's for the kids are great. Only problem we have ever had is with Dr. V the 6th, 7th grade VP.
Not sure about the few bad experiences on here. Over the past year an a half Palmer has become one of the best schools in the county. This is my second child who has come through and the administration has created a whole new climate of success! They are very responsive to parents and students needs and want parents to now be involved in the everyday activity.
Palmer Middle school is not a good choice academically. this review will have the same amount of effort that the school reflects into it students which is none due to the fact that is only allows 1200 chars. thanks bye
My school is a pretty bad environment for a 6th grader like me. I get bullied almost every day. People in my school try to act like they are gangsters and when I ask a question to one of my teachers a question they kind of just shrug it off and take the next persons question. Overall its pretty bad but the extra activities are good.
Palmer middle school has great teachers, music, and art classes. The only flaw is the students. You'll have some great friends but some students will annoy you. They will chew gum even though it wasn't allowed in elementary school. They will curse on the middle of class and the teachers will pretend not to hear. All in all, Palmer is a great school with a couple of downsides.
This is my first year at Palmer and I must say; it's a very qualified school. It has its pros and cons, though. For an example, some teachers such as Mrs. Esserwein and Mrs. Holder are good in the case of a student's problem. The bad news is the students. Some of them are the rowdiest kids you'll ever see. They'll be sneaking past teachers and hanging out in groups, and worse, getting detention almost every week! However, the music and arts program is AMAZING! It's something I look forward to every day.
Middle school has been proven to be very challenging for students, parents, and teachers. My daughter is in sixth grade and, based on what I heard prior to her attending Palmer, I was very apprehensive to send her. Instead, I determined to be an "active" parent for my daughter. I immediately enrolled her in the Palmer Band, made appointments to speak with her teachers and the staff, and made sure my daughter know what was expected of her each day. I make my name and face known and the Palmer staff see that I care by being there. I am fortunate to be able to take time from work to visit Palmer and be involved. For those parents who feel they do not have the time to constantly visit Palmer for their child(ren) because of financial obligations, I say pick up the phone, send an email, write a letter. Your voice can still be heard for your student(s). Signed, "Active-Momma"