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Magnet/SAS parents should see the Magnet School page for available parent/teacher/student conference dates and times.

All calendar events are subject to change.

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Friends of Palms provides many services to Palms Middle School. In turn, Friend of Palms needs your support for our fundraising programs:

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Welcome to Palms Middle School!

Palms Middle School is the best middle school in Los Angeles. We're a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School.

We are proud of our academic program and the education we offer, including our Academic Performance Index (API) score of 878, our State Test Scores, our many cultural, artistic, and other programs, and our friendly and safe atmosphere. Each year since 2011-2012, LAUSD has recognized the Palms Middle School Magnet as an Excelling Magnet or an Achieving Magnet (the top 2 categories) based on the School Performance Framework (SPF).

Ten reasons your family should choose Palms Middle School!

Elementary school parents:

  • Bring your whole family to the Meet & Greet on Saturday August 8, learn more about Palms, and meet some of our parents and staff.
  • Sign up now for Camp Palms, to be held on Tuesday August 11 and Wednesday August 12, for both a short family orientation and a longer orientation for incoming 6th graders.
  • Palms administrators can visit your school to speak to a group of parents and answer questions. Have a staff member or parent representative call Palms if you are interested in the Palms Roadshow.

What's Happening

Wednesday July 1: Online Meal Applications accepted

Saturday August 8: New Family Meet & Greet

Tuesday August 11: Camp Palms, Day 1

Wednesday August 12: Camp Palms, Day 2

Monday August 17: Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Tuesday August 18: Instruction Begins!

See the calendar for all upcoming events.


Meal Applications to be Mailed in Summer

Breakfast in the Classroom MealParents should watch for their 2015-2016 Application for Meal Benefits, which will be mailed to your household during the Summer 2015 break. This can provide students with free or reduced price meals at school.

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The sooner you fill it out and return it the better. Every family should submit this form, whether or not you think you'll qualify, because every qualified student should have the benefits, and school funding depends on full participation of those who are eligible.

Starting July 1, 2015, you can also apply online at:

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 6/10/15

New Family Meet and Greet: Saturday, August 8, 2015

UVic Humanities Computing and Media Centre and Half-Baked SoftwareAll new students and their families are invited to join us in the park on August 8!

This will be a fun time to bond and make new friends before Camp Palms and school starts.

  • Location: Rancho Park (2551 Motor Avenue)
  • Date: August 8, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • What: Fun, friends and snacks
  • RSVP: Lori Berman at

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Posted by: Ivy Chan Andrade
Published: 5/2/15

Welcome Palms Visitors

photosWe're pleased to welcome a number of prospective Palms families to our campus today (Monday October 6, 2014) for our first Visitor Day for the 2014-2015 school year.

You'll be given a tour of the campus grounds, facilities, and a peek at some classrooms, with a student from Student Leadership as your guide. Enjoy your visit!

You can ask any questions you have during the tour. If you have questions afterwards, you can contact the school or contact Friends of Palms (our booster club) and we'll be glad to provide answers.

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 10/6/14

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Farewell and good luck to the

Palms Middle School Class of 2015!

Volunteers for Friends of Palms and PTSA positions are needed for the 2015-2016 school year.

Check out the Volunteer Opportunities and let us know how you'd like to help.

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Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.

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Get Involved!

There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

  • Have everyone in your family join PTSA
  • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
  • Show your Palms Pride!

Family Annual Donation Drive

Please click here to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.

Positive Behavior Support Program

Read about the Palms Positive Behavior Support program, student behavioral expectations, and parents' rights and responsibilities. Read the message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi.

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