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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, a Modern Media and Communications Magnet, 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.

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 one of the Magnet Schools or the School for Advanced Studies program.

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 in August, learn more about Palms, and meet some of our parents and staff.
  • Sign up now for Camp Palms in August, with both a short family orientation and a longer orientation for incoming 6th graders.

Where to Find Information

This website is the primary source of school information for families. You should bookmark

To find information, you can use the search box on the home page. There's also a handy list of forms and flyers and a copy of all of the documents you get in your Registration Packet and for Parent Check-In.

We're ready to answer any questions you have. Just contact Friends of Palms by email.

For more ways to stay up-to-date, see the Stay Informed page.

Friends of Palms and PTSA

Meet and Greet Picnic

Hi! We're glad to welcome you!

Read welcome messages from the Friends of Palms president and PTSA president.

Is Palms Your Neighborhood School?

Check if you live in the Palms Middle School attendance area using the Resident School Identifier.

Middle and High School Fair

Learn about Palms Middle School at the Middle and High School Fair, usually in October.

Over 30 middle schools and high schools will participate.

Looking for a Top School?

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Each year since 2011-2012, LAUSD has recognized the Palms Gifted/High Ability Magnet as an Excelling Magnet or an Achieving Magnet (the top 2 categories) based on the School Performance Framework (SPF).

Looking Ahead to High School and College?

Being prepared for high school and beyond is an important goal for our students.

Palms alumni attend many top-ranked universities.

Check out the details in the High School and College Readiness section.

Navigating Our Website

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Website Sections
What You'll Find
Handy links, this week's calendar, and the latest news
Information for new and prospective parents
Basic reference information, including our address, the bell schedule, a list of committees, facilities info, facts and figures, and rules and policies
The latest news, announcements, newsletters, and Friends of Palms emails
Information about academic and elective classes, Magnet schools, events, enrichment programs, after-school programs, grade-level activities, community service, our music and P.E. departments, and more
Lists of teachers, administrators, counselors, and other staff, plus contact information, and how to make appointments
Parent-to-parent information, including PTSA news, the Friends of Palms meeting schedule, fundraising details, and volunteer opportunities