Is your child going to be attending Palms Middle School? Are you looking for the best middle school for your child? This is the right place to learn about our school and our community.
Palms Middle School in Los Angeles is 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, starting with this New Parents section, to learn about Palms Middle School.
We are proud of our academic program and the education we offer, including our high State Test Scores, our many cultural, artistic, and other programs, and our friendly and safe atmosphere.
Is Palms Your Neighborhood School?
Check if you live in the Palms Middle School attendance area using the Resident School Identifier.
Learning About Palms
Enrolling in Palms:
- If Palms Middle School is the neighborhood school for your child, your child can automatically attend Palms. Otherwise, he or she can apply to the Magnet program or the School for Advanced Studies program.
- You can check your neighborhood schools, based on your home address, using the Resident School Identifier.
During the year before you attend Palms:
During the summer before schools start:
- Meet and Greet - an informal picnic gathering where your family can meet Palms staff, parents, and students
Shortly before school starts:
- Camp Palms - orientations for new parents and new students
Elementary School Parents
- Palms administrators can visit your school to speak to a group of parents and answer questions. See the Palms Roadshow.
- Bring your whole family to the Meet & Greet on Saturday, July 30, 2016, learn more about Palms, and meet some of our parents and staff.
- Sign up now for Camp Palms, to be held on Tuesday, August 9, and Wednesday, August 10, 2016, with both a short family orientation and a longer orientation for incoming 6th graders.
Navigating Our Website
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|Section||What You'll Find|
|Home page||Handy links, this week's calendar, and the latest news|
|New Parents||Information for new and prospective parents|
|Our School||Basic reference information, including our address, the bell schedule, a list of committees, facilities info, facts and figures, rules and policies, and the mobile news page|
|Programs||Information about academic and elective classes, events, enrichment programs, after-school programs, community service activities, our music and P.E. departments, and more|
|Teachers & Staff||Lists of teachers, administrators, counselors, and other staff|
|Friends of Palms||Parent-to-parent information, including PTSA news, our weekly email to parents, the meeting schedule, fundraising details, and volunteer opportunities|
|Help/Contact||How to make appointments, how to contact the school staff or Friends of Palms, and lists of forms and flyers|