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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. To find what you are looking for, see the Site Map, use the Search box to the right, or simply ask us!

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



basketballBasketball season begins on Monday October 24, 2016 for the Beyond the Bell after-school sports program running from dismissal time to 6:00pm each school day.
On Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, coaches conduct skills and drills.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students play league games against other teams.

The basketball tournament will begin November 19, 2016.


UCLAThe Bruin Experiment is an after-school science program at Palms run by students from UCLA. Palms students learn by experiencing hands-on science.

The program consists of 10 after-school sessions and a Science Fair at UCLA in the Spring.

There will be an orientation meeting about The Bruin Experiment for interested students in the auditorium during lunch period on Monday October 24, 2016.


Mar Vista Fall Festival

The Vivoce Singers Perform at Mar Vista Park

Palms students from Band, Orchestra, and Advanced Chorus performed at the Mar Vista Community Fall Festival on October 22, 2016.

Many Palms parents and other community members were in attendance and enjoyed their performances.

See a slideshow on the Community Events page.


Palms Middle School is offering an exciting new opportunity to learn about Robotics in conjunction with ZANIAC. This 8 week session starts from October 27th. Interested students can talk to Ms. Vogel or Mr. Martinez for more information.

Download this Zaniac Info Flyer for more details.

Deadline to apply for this program is Monday October 24th. Click on link to apply.



recycling symbolThe Annual Fall Recycling Contest among the sixth grade homerooms, organized by the Sixth Grade Leadership students, runs from Monday, October 17th, through Friday, October 28th. The money raised goes toward our annual sailing activities. Please contribute bottle and cans to support our programs and help the environment.

May the best homeroom win!


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

"Sixth graders in Mr. Kim's Reader's Theater elective class put on quite a show on October 14, 2016. The show title was It's the Jazz, Man and the theme was A night of spoken word, set to jazz.

Sure enough, students wore beatnik-black clothes and ultra-cool shades. Lobby posters and stage signs echoed the hip theme as well.

In between bongo riffs by beat musician extraordinaire Isaiah Guillen and snippets of way-out jazz music, students took turns revealing their views of what a perfect world would be like.

Some hipsters spoke of peace in the world and an end to conflict and terrorism, while other cats mentioned having an ample supply of bacon, hearing peaceful snoring, and learning to admit that you're perfect.

The show ended after a few really gone dance moves. What a gas! Crazy, Daddy-O!"

You can view a slideshow of the posters and performers on the Reader's Theater page.

Congratulations to Mr. Kim and his Reader's Theater class!



Learn about the Palms Gifted Magnet and westside Magnet high schools at the Elementary, Middle, and High School Magnet Fair.

The Fair will take place on Saturday October 15, 2016, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Webster Middle School: 11330 Graham Place, Los Angeles.


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Parents: What's Your Choice?

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!

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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Dress Code


Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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