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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, for grades 6 through 8. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School. See the Site Map or use the Search box to the right if you can't find what you're looking for.

If your family is new to Palms or you're considering Palms for your child, start in our Welcome section.

What's Happening

Thursday February 11: Deadline for School Experience Survey

Friday February 12: SSC Meeting

Saturday February 13: Girls Volleyball Tournament

Monday February 15: No School (Presidents Day)

Thursday February 18: GATE/SAS Parent Workshop

Saturday February 20: District 1 Town Hall Meeting

Saturday February 20: Boys Volleyball Tournament

See the calendar for all upcoming events.



A review by William S. Peare, world-famous drama critic:

"I was amazed at the incredible show put on by the Palms Drama Ensemble (P.D.E.) on Wednesday night.

The title "Pure Imagination" fit the show perfectly; it was indeed imaginative. The appreciative audience seemed to enjoy it as much as I did.

I was very impressed how these middle school students combined music, action, introspection, dance, movement, drama scenes, and themes from Shakespeare to Star Wars.

The scenes of students expressing common middle school gripes were poignant, and the scenes pitting girls against boys were well choreographed and excellently performed.  Every performer had good stage presence and projected well.

The songs were well chosen, with an extra touch from the talented students accompanying the ensemble on piano and guitar. I couldn't have asked for more.

Bravo, Palms Drama Ensemble!"

Congratulations to our drama elective students and to drama teacher Ms. Hunter.


California Band Directors Association logoTwo Palms band members, Alex Lui and Jasper Timmermans, were accepted into the California All-State Honor Band by the California Band Directors Assocation.

They were selected from a pool of over 1,700 applicants throughout the state after submitting their audition recordings.

Alex plays tenor saxophone and Jasper plays trumpet.

Alex and Jasper will play in formal concerts at the CBDA Conference in the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, Friday February 12 through Sunday February 14.

Congratulations to Alex, Jasper, and to instrumental music teacher Ms. West!


Comedy and TragedyOn Wednesday February 10, 2016, the Palms Drama Ensemble will present their annual theater arts showcase. This year's show is named Pure Imagination.

The show begins at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Don't miss it!


Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day, when messages about safe and responsible use of the Internet are spread internationally. Prevention of online bullying is a part of that message.

Read about the Palms Acceptable Use Policy and the Palms Anti-Bullying Program.


CalendarAll parents are invited to the Friends of Palms/PTSA Meeting on Tuesday February 9, 2016, at 6:30pm in the Library.

There was no meeting in January, so we've got a lot to talk about. Check out the agenda and come with your questions.

Find out what's going on at Palms and what's coming up!


California sealYou can meet new LAUSD superintendent Michelle King as well as District 1 Board member Dr. George J. McKenna at the District 1 Town Hall Meeting.

Date: Saturday February 20, 2016

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Dr. Theodore T. Alexander, Jr. Science Center School, Exposition Park, 3737 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles (see map)

Light refreshments and translation services will be provided.

Download flyer in English or Spanish


volleyballCome cheer for the Palms Boys Volleyball Team this weekend.

The Beyond the Bell middle school volleyball tournament begins on Saturday February 6, 2016.

The Palms boys team will play in Division 6 with

  • Mark Twain Middle School
  • Paul Revere Charter Middle School

Date: Saturday February 6

Time: 11:00am

Location: Manual Arts High School, 4131 S. Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles (see map).


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

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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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