Ten reasons your family should choose Palms Middle School
- Our excellent academic program, combining our experience with forward-thinking educational techniques and modern classroom technology.
- The Palms Magnet's recognition each year as an Excelling Magnet or an Achieving Magnet (the top 2 categories) based the School Performance Framework (SPF). Prior to 2011-2012, the high and increasing API Scores that reflect our success and earned the Palms Magnet recognition as a Model of Excellence.
- The broad spectrum of electives, enrichment programs, and extracurriculars we offer.
- Our award-winning music program and our many reading and writing programs.
- The dedication and skill of our teachers, including a Jaime Escalante award winner and a winner of the Outstanding Music Educator Award. the Veteran Teacher Award, the Don Schmeer-Byron Hoyt Band Educator Award, the Education Through Music Educator Award, and the American String Teachers Association Outstanding School String Teacher Award.
- The commitment to excellence of our administrators and staff.
- The diversity of students in the neighborhood school and its Honors program, the Palms Gifted Magnet, and the School for Advanced Studies.
- The safe and quiet atmosphere on our campus.
- Our highly active and involved parent body and booster club.
- The Palms Middle School spirit and pride exhibited by our students.
What Palms Students Have to Say
We asked 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Palms students what's missing from the list above. They came up with many additional reasons why families should choose Palms for their middle school students.
- After-school programs. – Quillen P.
- Drama class. – Amir M.
- Amazing field trips such as the sailing trips, the eighth grade trip to Washington DC, and other fun extra-curricular activities. – Guy H.
- The positive environment at Palms. – Quillen P.
- Great ways to exercise. – Amir M.
- The Student Store. – Kyle K.
- The sense of security. – Quillen P.
- The way Palms Middle School challenges the mind and inspires the spirit. ‐ Juan M.
- Good friends. – Amir M.
- The way teachers treat students. Here's how Palms students described their teachers:
Very caring about their students. Nice. Great. Friendly. Amazing. Funny. They understand their subjects very well. They keep you well-prepared for upcoming tests. They care about us.
Want to learn more?
Then come to one of the Palms Middle School Visitor Days and see Palms for yourself!