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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

Monday April 25 to Friday May 6: Common Core Testing

Wednesday May 4: Minimum Day

Thursday May 5: Dining for Dollars at Baja Fresh

Tuesday May 10: Final Friends of Palms/PTSA Meeting

Friday May 20: Last Day to Order Dave & Buster's Power Cards

See the calendar for all upcoming events.



Baja Fresh logoPalms families will be meeting each other and enjoying meals at Baja Fresh in Culver City on Thursday May 5, 2016.

It's another fun Dining for Dollars event!

Baja Fresh is located at 10768 Venice Blvd. in Culver Center. They are open 10:30am to 10:00pm. Remember to bring the flyer, and give copies to your friends too!

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Middle Years newsletterThe May issue of the Middle Years Newsletter -- the last issue for this school year -- has tips about tuning into learning, summer socializing, fostering compassion, an end-of-year checklist, making time for reading, technology addiction, getting familiar with high school, trying new foods, being a good parent listener, and more.

Download the May issue

Back issues from this year are available from our Middle Years Newsletter page, and issues from previous years are available on request.


Dave and BustersFrom Monday May 3 through Friday May 20, 2016, you can save money on Dave & Buster's Power Cards by buying them from Palms Middle School.

For example, you can buy a $20 Power Card for only $18, and save the difference. The more you buy, the more you save! And Palms gets a percentage too.

All orders are due by Friday May 20, with cards to be distributed the week of May 23.

Dave & Buster's restaurants are in multiple locations, including in the Howard Hughes Center.

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reminderReminder: Friday April 29, 2016 is the last day to submit SAS applications for the 2016-2017 school year.

It is also the last day to order School Yearbooks, which will be distributed in May.


2016-04 Sixth Grade Olympics
Olympic Results 2016

The annual Sixth Grade Olympics were held on Friday April 22, 2016.

Ms. Shimizu's class successfully defended their 2015 title as Running Relay champion, with a time of 34.4 seconds.

Mr. Clair's class won the Sack Race with a time of 1 minute and 34 seconds.

The Obstacle Course produced a tie, with co-winners Ms. Garcia's class and Mr. Santana's class, both completing the course in 1 minute and 4 seconds.

Congratulations to the winning teams and to all the students who participated in this year's Olympics!



2015 Percentage who met or exceeded state standards

California State Testing begins April 26, 2016. Last year, in Spring 2015, technical problems prevented many students from completing the tests. The results didn't reflect the full potential of Palms students.

Despite the problems, the state Department of Education collected and shared the test results. You can find the results for Palms, LAUSD, and California averages on the State Test Results page.

You can find other statistics about Palms on the School Statistics page, including data on ethnicity, class sizes, English learners, and more.


coffee cupThe final Coffee with the Principal for this school year takes place Friday April 22, 2016, starting at 9:15am in the Library.

There will be presentations by Ms. Fields, Dean of Students, and by representatives from the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA), a new LAUSD all-girls school with a STEM focus that is another high school option for Palms students.

As always, you can bring your own questions to the informal gathering.


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See you at Baja Fresh!


California State Testing:

April 26 to May 6

Minimum Days:

April 27, 28, 29 and May 2, 3, 4

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Family Annual Donation Drive

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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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