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Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 531
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7601 Dixie Drive
Austin, TX 78744

(512) 414-2545
(512) 280-2769
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April 08, 2015
We have two kids here and one with special needs in the beginning. The staff, teachers, Asst Principal and Principal have been such a godsend to our kids. I love the atmosphere and the spirit I see and feel. You have a truly dedicated group here focused on teaching our kids. Communication is pretty good at the upper levels and i really like how they try out new methods to get their news and information out. Id like to point out that the greatest teacher and inspiration is the parent. A parents here and there are pretty lame, ignorant almost and the kids gonna follow their lead. The teachers here are wonderful and the good thing is that the area is growing and the good parents are far outnumbering the lame ones. Im encouraged and grateful.

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June 24, 2011
With a new administrator came higher goals and success rates. While not everyone is happy, our children are getting a better education. The school is no longer one that simply makes parents feel welcome. It is one that welcomes parents to assist in the education of their children. It has been a lot of hard work for all involved. Mouse, Maag, Hedayatifar, Frederick and Kokernot have been great teachers for my child. Support your student and their teachers and success will come. Even for those who struggle. Palm staff is here to educate our children....and theirs.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2006
I have a 4th grader going to palm. My son also attended palm. My experience with palm has been a rollercoaster ride. I have had issues with a few teachers. I notice that the more i call or visit the teacher, the more agitated he/she gets. They of course encourage you to do so, but i got the impression that is was not welcomed. We were however lucky to get a few really good caring teachers!! i agree with a few of the other reviews when it comes to the office personnel...Neither of them have customer service skills. (There should be some type of training class for them!)

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January 10, 2006
I am not impressed with the upper level teachers. Of the entire staff, I'd say maybe 5 are good teachers and the rest are either burnt out or just don't care. Principal and Assistant are great though.

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August 31, 2005
My daughter has been attending Palm since 1st grade....she had troube focusing and getting her work done....but I noticed 2 out of 3 teachers were very strick and scold childern in front of the class...I believe this lowers self esteem..

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2004
The front office personnel has poor people skills. I feel that parent involvement is discouraged unless the teacher wants you to do for them. My child is new to this school (1st year)I have had several problems with my child's teacher belittleing my child and other children in the class room. The teacher has told me on several occasions that she just does not have time to spend with my child there are just to many kids in her class. The principal only makes excuses for the teacher and the front office personel. -One Disappointed Parent

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August 31, 2004
This is my son's 3rd year at Palm. I didn't notice he couldn't read very well when he started Palm. It was brought to my attention by his 1st grade teacher Ms. Stause. She was great! She called me and told me that he needed help, and she made sure he got it. She told me about an after school program. It was free, my son improved so much after that. He now likes to read on his own. I have no problems with the school, other than it is very crowded. I see the staff walking around and being involved. Thanks Palm for all that you do for are kids. Carolyn Medina

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2004
My son has attended Palm for 3 years now; we have been blessed with great teachers who have proved to have real interest in my son and his classmates. The Director, Mrs. Silva-Quinn always makes herself available for parents and encourages feedback. The school offers parents help by providing a Support Specialist in charge of assisting families with special needs. The teachers, custodians, monitors, and the director are very friendly. The only staff that I consider needing improvement is the office staff, who sadly doesn t have very good customer service skills.

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August 18, 2004
All teachers working very hard to make sure no kids fall through the cracks. I can see that it is challenging and frustrating since this school is very crowded. The classes are by far, not smaller than average. That is a very untrue statement. It should read, 'much larger than average.' Palm is very crowded because of all the new housing developments right next to it. Last year my child's class had 26 children. This year class size is 23.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2004
I currently have 2 students at Palm. I have found that most of the teachers are great and caring people, I found that if you're a concerned parent it's a great place for the kids - If there's a problem, they call or email - If my kids are having a really great day - they call or email. When I drop them off in the morning - I don't feel insecure and worry if there's strange people standing around - There is always several teachers and/or parents there monitoring the well being of the kids. I know that my girls are safe and and in an excellent learning environment. Keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2004
My son was enrolled in Pre-K this past year. After Spring Break, I removed him from school because after 6 months his teacher was still unable to control her students and her classroom was always filthy. On the way to the lunch room she would always walk in front of the students not monitoring their behavior in the hallway. When I would drive away from Palm I always felt like I was leaving my son at some sort of unmanaged correctional facility. Luckily his transfer request was approved and he will start Kinder elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2003
I feel that the administrators at the school treat the parents as another student and not as a partner in their child s education. They tell the parents what to do and do not ask for their opinions.

- submitted by a parent
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Palm Elementary School
7601 Dixie Drive, Austin, TX  78744
(512) 414-2545
Last modified Palm Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Palm Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top